Sagrada Familia is Antoni Gaudi’s unfinished masterpiece. Even surrounded by cranes it is magnificent.
Construction began in 1882 and Gaudi took over the project a year later. It is a mixture of Gothic and Art Nouveau design. Gaudi devoted his last years to the church. When he died in 1926 less than a quarter of the building was completed.
The outside of the building is a bit of a mixture of designs, some I like more than others.
As fabulous as the outside is, I think it is the interior that is the real star. You could seriously develop a neck problem if you spent too much time in the church. Perhaps they need to provide flat beds so you don’t get a crick in your neck from looking up.
We booked online to get a time to enter the building, which was a great idea. We also booked a time to take the evelator to the top of one of the towers. We then walked across the top of the church and down the spiral staircase, stopping along the way to admire the view and bits of the church.
This is looking down the spiral staircase.
…and this is looking up.
Work continues on Sagrada Familia and it is hoped it will be completed in 2026, the 100th anniversary of Gaudi’s death.
Don’t miss the Sagrada Familia and do book ahead…be prepared for big crowds.