Barcelona, Spain: La Sagrada Familia

Barcelona has forever captured my heart. This past May I was fortunate enough to visit Spain and visit Barcelona, Sevilla, and Madrid. In this post I will only be mentioning La Sagrada Familia as I felt like it deserved it's own post given that it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hope you enjoy!

La Sagrada Familia:

La Sagrada Familia is a masterpiece designed by Antoni Gaudi and has been under construction since 1882. There are several ticket options that you can choose from but I opted for an audio guide and panoramic views for 27 euros. The 27 euros of course included the entrance to the church. 

Inside is truly magnificent with so much detail in every corner of the church. I strongly encourage the audioguide as it helps you navigate throughout the whole church at your own pace and you won't have to worry about reading from a plaque that is being surrounded by other tourists. There are several time slots throughout the day and we purchased tickets for entrance at 4:30 p.m. and the place was not too crowded with tourists and our wait in line to visit the top of the tower was less than 15 minutes. 

There are two towers you can choose from when purchasing tickets with a panoramic view and so I opted for the Tower of the Passion Facade. If you are afraid of heights or are not a fan of spiral staircases then I would say to opt out of the tower views. 
Construction for this church is said to be completed in 2026 and I cannot wait to see the end result in person. This is truly worth every penny and should go on your bucket list if you have a love for the little details and architecture. This truly is a work of art that cannot be missed if you are in Barcelona. Transportation to La Sagrada Familia is easy as there are major train lines that drop you off in front of the church. Below are more pictures of my visit:

The different colored columns inside the church serve a deeper architectural meaning and look like branches reaching up to the sky.

 Canopy inside the basilica.
Did you know that Gaudi is buried inside the basilica when he passed away in 1926 after being hit by a tram.

La Sagrada Familia in all it's glory. 

Hope you enjoyed this post, I'll be blogging about other attractions in Barcelona soon. 



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