The Sagrada Familia is a prestigious tourist attraction and landmark in Barcelona. It is a stunning work by the great architect Antoni Gaudí, but was never completed. Donations keep construction going and it is due to be completed by 2026. Construction of the Nativity facade and basement has been taken over by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Climb up one of the tall spires of the church to enjoy a bird's eye view of Barcelona.
Visitors to Spain go to Barcelona's Saint Family Cathedral. The name of the Cathedral of the Saint Family is because the statue of its birth facade shows Joseph, the father carpenter in the name of Jesus, standing next to Jesus in the Virgin Mary and the manger. In the past, Joseph was not allowed to appear in church art sculptures. Antonio Gaudi had a family reunion, so he called it the Saint Family, the Saint Family Hall. The sculpture of the birthplace facade is lofty and exquisite, and the story in the Bible is vivid. The modern artistic language of the suffering facade is quite different. Three and a half pillars of Jesus'crucifixion suggest that Jesus died at the age of 33. As a result, those of us who don't know religion also know some stories in the Bible. Team tickets don't have to queue for a long time. They can arrive on time. There are so many visitors in, otherwise, the ticket revenue can not afford the construction cost of 25 million euros per year. Entering the church, stained glass transmits sunlight to make it brilliant or as blue as the sky. The interior pillars are no longer as regular as churches. The corridor next to the church displays Gaudi's sudden and fantastic designs. The Pope left pictures at the Holy Family Church where he presided over the Mass. In fact, it is also an affirmation of the Holy Family Church. Today, Western religions are more tolerant of art. They not only tolerate various forms of expression, but also the deafening pop music outside the suffering facade of the Holy Family Hall, which seriously affects the interpretation of tour guides. However, no one can interfere to see how high their freedom is. And our broken churches like Sheshan are not allowed to take pictures. Anyway, the church was dazzling and overwhelming. Some people said they would come back when it was finished in 2026.
I came to Spain because of Barcelona! Come to Barcelona because of the Holy Family Hall! Come to Saint Family Hall because of the most ghost, the most magical, the most worshipped Gaudi!!! When I was young, I liked his architecture very much! This must be the first stop of a trip to Barcelona! How beautiful is it? The beauty of the Saint's Family can't be photographed just like this! It's not finished yet, but it's still beautiful. Come back after completion!!
There are so many beautiful cities and excellent artists in Spain. Barcelona is a pearl on my heart! The Holy Family Hall is the reason why I yearn for it! The greatest and most talented architect Gaudi left behind the most magical buildings in the city! It's worth coming! It looks good, it's late, it's good to eat! __________
The Sagrada Familia, Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí's fabled Roman Catholic church that's been 135 years in the making has made major progress in recent years. Now a visit to the structure estimated for completion between 2026 and 2028 feels more like a meander through a sacred space than trespassing on a construction site. The roof's on and you can admire the indoor rainbows created by light spilling through the multi-colored stained glass windows. Ladies: Have a scarf handy if you are wearing a revealing top or bottom to cover yourself up for the visit inside the holy site, especially should you want to pray in the chapel. In a word: Breathtaking. Purchase a timed ticket online (basic is 15 euros, $16) and then be ready to wander.
The yet unfinished cathedral contains lots of Christian symbols, theological concepts and fragments of Christ's life. Many of Gaudi's plans for the cathedral perished in a fire in 1936, when the Spanish civil war began. Despite this, his colleagues and students resumed the construction in 1952. The work has been under way since then, the funding is scarce. It is rumoured that the Japanese are making tangible contributions to fund the construction. The Alan Parson's Project visited the cathedral, liked it and recorded an album. I came to it twice, liked it, but failed to express my awe and fascination in words of mouth. Too bad.
If you are going to Barcelona and you haven't heard of La Sagrada Família... please don't miss this phenomenal building!!! There was a line that went around the corner, but don't let the line scare you away~! It goes by very quickly and before you know it, you are inside Gaudi's large Roman Catholic church which blew my mind away~! I have never seen anything like this before... It's so grand and have the whole Gothic feel but more whimsical like an enchanted castle~When Gaudí died in 1926, the basilica was between 15 and 25 per cent complete. After Gaudí's death, work continued through the war which destroyed some parts of the church, but is still in the works after almost a century! (that's why there's always a crane there~)When I go back to Barcelona, I will definitely visit again. Maybe next time, I'll check out upstairs~!
No words to describe the beauty of this masterpiece! I cried from emotions! When art makes your heart shine & you eyes bliss.Gaudi. Sagrada Familia. So much to feel and so little to say. Can one be captivated by the structures, bricks & cement? Can one fall in love with inorganic materials & forms that simulate organic nature & manipulate the light? If it is done by Gaudi then yes.Divine, holy, sacred, grandiose, unrepeatable, everything inside of this temple makes you want to stay & never leave, be part of it, feel it & live it. Tears. Impressed by this beauty I cry. But I dont want to stop as I feel my soul filling with beauty & appreciation. The more I look up to the ceiling the more I FEEL & want to stop the moment to be in it like this with tears in my eyes & feeling in my heart that make me love this moment so much.
La Sagrada Família is simply stunning. We did the ticket with the Passion facade admission, so we could soak up the city views. Helpful Tip: Buy your ticket online/via mobile before you go! As with many attractions in Barcelona, the line you wait in for your ticket doesn't mean that after you wait through the line that you'll get to visit the attraction right away. (In our case, had we not bought the ticket online with our phone, we could have waited about 20 minutes in line for an admission that was about four hours after that wait. By buying the ticket online via our cell phone, we saved the 20 minute line wait and got to check out another part of Barcelona before arriving and popping straight in to La Sagrada Família with our mobile ticket. :)
La Sagrada Familia is one of the most amazing and complex architectural structures designed by Gaudi! Every column, corner, wall, angle, nook, and inch, has some element of shape and symbolism that influenced him since childhood. It has been in construction for over 120+ years, and is to be estimated to complete in 2026, the centennial of Gaudí's death. It's an amazing site, the outside of the basilica is full of carved figures, and inside, high ceilings of geometric shapes, beautiful mosaics, stain glass images, and a daunting hanging Christ figure. Be sure to purchase your tickets in advance and go early to spend more time walking around, it gets really crowded throughout the day.
I can’t imagine seeing Sagrada Familia not being under construction in my lifetime. But that doesn’t matter, because it’s amazing as it is, and it’s such a rewarding feeling to see it with your own eyes. You can’t stop admiring every little part of this incredible work of art. Being inside, gives you a feeling of partaking in some kind of ritual of observing something that only certain people are privileged to see. Visit the museum to learn about the vision that Gaudi had and compare some of his drawings to the sculptures you see outside. Go up one of the towers – you will be rewarded with some unusual views and details that you can’t see from the ground.