Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

I have mentioned our family visit to Sagrada Familia in March, but I haven’t really focused on it. The Sagrada Familia is the most popular attraction in Barcelona. It’s not surprising as the structure is quite arresting. Its towers dominate the square where it stands where it has been under construction for over 100 years and is expected to be completed in 2026.


The church is built according to Antoni Gaudi’s models. Part of the Basilica is a World Heritage Site. It is a place for prayer, silence, and reflection. Visitors are encouraged to maintain a solemn atmosphere.


There are so many architectural details in the Basilica that I did not quite know where to start. The ticket we bought included an audio tour, thankfully. It brought us through various notable features of the Basilica.


As hubby likes towers, we did one of the tower tours which gave us a view of Barcelona’s city center.


Visiting Sagrada Familia was surreal. I was physically there, but it didn’t really sink in until I sat at one of the chapels and spent a quiet moment that I was in a sacred unique place – a place of worship literally more than a hundred years in the making.


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