La Sagrada Familia – Simply One of the Most Spectacular Buildings on Earth

La Sagrada Familia

I had never heard of the La Sagrada Familia before arriving in Barcelona but my wife had.  She said it was a must see building designed by Guadi so off we went.  I didn’t really know what to expect but when we arrived I was blown away.

La Sagrada Familia - interior

The scale was impressive but the details are what truly blew me away. The building started constructed in 1882 and it’s still not done yet.  The president of the foundation recently announced that the iconic Basilica will likely be completed by 2026.  Even though it’s not finished yet it’s still an amazing sight and definitely worth the visit.  There is some controversy surrounding the building which I didn’t really understand.  However, anything that has been under construction for over 120 years is bound to have some good stories.  This just adds to the character.

Everywhere you look there is amazing detail from everything to the floor to ceiling spiral staircases to the massive stain glass windows.  It’s hard to capture the magnificent of this building in pictures.

La Sagrada Familia - interior

La Sagrada Familia - interior

La Sagrada Familia - ceiling

La Sagrada Familia - interior

Climbing the spiral staircase at the La Sagrada Familia

La Sagrada Familia - nativity scene

La Sagrada Familia - front entrance

View from the top of the La Sagrada Familia

La Sagrada Familia - entrance

Like I said, it’s hard to communicate the magnificence of this buildings in pictures but hopefully these will spark your interest and the La Sagrada Familia will get a high spot on your travel list.  I know I’ve put a spot on my calendar already to visit again when its completed in 2026.

Travel Tip: Spend the extra money and get a reservation to take an elevator to the top.  You might have to wait around a while if it’s a busy day but it’s worth the wait.

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One Response to “La Sagrada Familia – Simply One of the Most Spectacular Buildings on Earth”

  1. David says:

    Wow it’s come so far since I saw it in 2006. We could not go up in it at all, only ground floor. Very cool, thanks for sharing.

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