Gaudí began this utterly surreal temple in 1882 and it is still under construction. Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada ... More
Sagrada Família (Basilica de la Sagrada Família)
Gaudí began this utterly surreal temple in 1882 and it is still under construction. Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família (Expiatory Temple of the Holy Family) was originally intended to be a modest, NeoGothic church, but it has become the most famous building in Barcelona. Gaudí broke away from the reigning NeoGothic style of the late 19th and early 20th centuries and imbued every element of the Sagrada Família with symbolic meaning. Turtles form the base of columns (the Chinese symbol of order within chaos) and the pillars are palm trees. The most outstanding feature of this building is its Baroque style, plus the mixture of colors and the diversity of materials used (plaster, ceramics, mosaic, iron and many types of stone).
very beautiful building, be sure to bring your cameras. the detail is amazing.
only draw back is the price, 8 euros to get in and 2 euros to take a lift to the top, which seems ok except you then have to walk down!! its around 600 steps down windy narrow stairs, probably not best for some people.
This church is absolutely amazing. My friend and I spent 2 hours in it and we didn't even see all of it. I can't wait for it to be finished. The eyesore part goes for the scaffolding and cranes surrounding the church.
I've been to alot of churches in Europe so being here was just amazing. To see something on this grand scale in the middle of construction is really crazy. I don't think I will ever see something like that again - where the columns are still being molded and you see plasterwork on the ground. Just fascinating.
The architecture itself is awesome. Gaudi was so AHEAD of his time. Pure genuis!!!!
Imposing and magnificent. The vision that Gaudi had for this place is really awe inspiring. You can see it for miles and miles and - up close - it is a sight to behold. No trip to Barcelona is complete without stopping for a visit.
Major downside is that there is still another 20 years to completion. I'll be going back then!
If you are going to visit Barcelona (which everyone should!), you absolutely must see Antonio Gaudi's Sagrada Familia. Completely worth the time and money! You will be in awe as you climb the spires and view the amazing and very unique architecture.
No trip to BCN is complete without a tour of La Sagrada Familia. If you enjoy Gaudi, you can also check out La Pedrera and Casa Battlo (just a short walk away, and, although both fascinating to tour for a fee, easy to experience for free just by looking at the outside).
I would go as far as to say that La Sagrada Familia is the tangible symbol of the Catalan State, along with the FC Barcelona football team. The building means alot ot to the people of Barcelona and is definatly a wonder that will take your breath away. Spend some time with her though, no need to rush while in Barcelona!
amazing experience to climb up so many narrow stairs. incredible architecture, and i promise that i will go there again 10 years later to see how the contruction going on.definately is worth time and money.
La Sagrada is being built very heavily now. The scuffoldings are standing everywhere, all around it, inside it and above it. We are used to the view of 4 very specific towers on both sides. And we think that's what LA Sagrada FAamilia does and will look like. Yet the biggest part in the middle is still to be constructed. Ha!! And it will change the whole such familiar view and character. So, I hope they will never finish it.
* Inside it's breathtkaing!! Worth visiting. It reminds me of this amazing animation film called "Katedra", made by a Polish....
This old fisherman's quarter is by the beach, to the south of the zoo and on the other side of
the Estación de Francia train station. It was built in the mid 17th Century with straight, narrow streets, and ...
Catalonia's regional government and the building where its members sit are both called the Generalitat. When visiting the building, there
are two ways in: the 1403 Renaissance entrance in Plaça Sant Jaume , and Pere Joan's 1418 Gothic style ...
Relax and take in Barcelona's coastline from a Golondrina, a wooden boat specially made to navigate in the narrow waters
of the Port of Barcelona. The boats depart from the harbor and head to the breakwater and Port Olympic ...
*Terms & Conditions: Savings calculation is based on Flight + Hotel vacation package bookings for a 3 month period for 2 adults with a 2+ night length of stay compared to price of the same components if booked separately during same period. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, travel dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.