Sagrada Familia

Sagrada Familia

The symbol of the city, Gaudí’s La Sagrada Familia. The construction started in 1882 and is still not finished. In fact, it is predicted that they’ll need until 2030. The neo- catalan style basilica is filled with serpentine shaped turrets and ornaments.

La Sagrada Familia Barcelona

Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain

The Sagrada Familia is one of the most famous landmarks in Barcelona. The churche is being built since 1882, and is supposed to be finished in 2041. From 1883 the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi took over the leadership of the works until he died in 1926. The building is significantly influenced by him. Gaudi dedicated more than 40 years of his life to its construction. He spent the last 15 years of his life working continuously and exclusively on the project. Gaudí died tragically in a tram accident. His death was mourned throughout the city, and he is now buried in the Sagrada Familia crypt.

La Sagrada Familia by night

Sagrada Familia by night, Barcelona, Spain

This is one of the joys of Barcelona, a walk around the Sagrada Familia marvelling at the difference of the structure when illuminated. There are many cafes nearby where you can sit and drink and slowly slip into the magic of Gaudi and Barcelona. It is also possible to enjoy a nice accommodation near La Sagrada Familia.

La Sagrada Familia interior

Sagrada Familia interior, Barcelona, Spain

The Rosary Chapel, the crypt, the apse and the cloister are the areas inside the Sagrada Familia, the most stuck full of symbols.

Sagrada Familia interior, Barcelona, Spain

The Sagrada Familia is certainly one the most impressive sights in Barcelona. The church is huge in its dimensions, so it is often called the "cathedral", although it is without a bishop's headquarters.

La Sagrada Familia close-up

Sagrada Familia closeup, Barcelona, Spain

Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain

La Sagrada Familia from the air

Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain

The Towers of the Sagrada Familia

La Sagrada Familia by night, Barcelona, Spain

The Roman Catholic basilica will comprise 18 tall towers with the tallest reaching a height of 560 feet. It is projected to be 60 meters wide and 95 meters long.

Two of the towers are open for visitors. The passion facade tower and tower of Nativity facade. From the towers you have a wonderful view over the city. If you do not want to miss this experience, then it is highly advisable to purchase your ticket in advance. (Extra charge of Euro 4.50 per adult). At your sceduled time, an elevator will take you up. During your walk down, you'll enjoy the beautiful view and all the tiny the details of the tower.  

Tower of Nativity, Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain

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