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At the treshold of a dream

I must admit that for as tall as I am, today I felt incredibly small. This temple gives you an overwhelming sensation, one of insignificance in front of such a great masterpiece. This afternoon, we decided to enter after putting the visit off for 3 years since we noticed a few days ago that the constructions has progressed incredibly fast.

Entering this place is like crossing the frontier between real life and dreams. The combination of natural light from the windows and the artificial light of the lamps is impossible to describe. The shapes imitating nature, mother nature, the splendor of the land, incredible hidden symbolism. To be honest, impressive, unique, divine, timeless, are not enough to describe the reality of La Sagrada Familia. The best gift we can give is to keep silent, the building leaves us completely flabbergasted. You'll have a stiff next the next day, for all the time you spent looking up. This place ennobles us as human beings, a fine example the wonderful things we can build, and without God's help ;).

And suddenly, Haendel's Mesias invades the place. Really, it sent me shivers down my spine! No, I'm not going to talk about my all-time favorite Gaudí, nor about his work, I won't even give historical or architectural facts. My best advice: come, visit the Sagrada Familia and let the light, the magnificence, the warmth, the solemnity of the place invade you.

Warning: the entrance fee is 12€, not 8€ as I had seen in the information (but it's worth it).
Dónde vamos Eva
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Bastion of modernism

The city of Barcelona, the center of Modernism and favorite destination of many, attracts visitors from everywhere on the planet, those craving sun, party and culture. One of the great architectural icons is the Sagrada Familia church, daughter of the master Gaudí and must-see if you're interested in catalan modernity. The construction of the so-called expiatory temple of la Sagrada Familia started in 1882, when Gaudí was only 31. The Catalan genius thus dedicated the last 15 years of his life creating and building it.

The Neo-Gothic origins of its design went changing as the construction went on, in an improvised and daring way. A particular detail is the elevated towers that have yet to be finished. According to the project, there will be 18 of them, arranged in groups around the central tower. Despite the damage suffered during the bloody Spanish Civil War, the temple remains open to the public, even while construction continues, with the interior vaults and portals. The facades of the Nativity scene and the crypt were deservedly given the UNESCO World heritage title in 2005. An unquestionable architectural treasure.
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Impressive

We took the subway and got out at the closest exit to the cathedral. As you go up the stairs to get out, looking up, you see the structure of the building. Impressive, the first time we saw it, it was huge, beautiful. The interior also, it is very original, they say Gaudí was inspired by woods and nature in general when he designed it. It is really fantastic:)

They also say, and I don't know if it's true, that the alterations of the cathedral will end on the 150th anniversary of Gaudí's birth, because he dedicated a great part of his life designing this cathedral, not finished yet. I thought it was an interesting story :)
Olatz Pereda
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Majestuous, different, modern.

La Sagrada Familia, as you all know, is the cathedral designed by Gaudía, that he couldn't finish and that is being built thanks to donations. In the last years things have been pushed a lot thanks to the Japanese, who are amazed at it and come in great numbers to visit it. The central nave is finished already, but the while monument isn't, and I'm not sure it will in the next ten years, because of all the problems for its location: it is in the middle of the city of Barcelona, at equal distance from the sea, the mountain, and the two rivers at the limit of the Catalan capital, Llobregat and El Besos.

Under the central nave there is the crypt where mass is given. La Sagrada Familia is characteristic for the "chimneys", in which you can go up and contemplate the whole city. A few years ago you would go up in the stairs, now you have to go in the lift, but you go down walking. The cathedral has two main facades: the Annunciation and the Passion, sculpted by the Architect Subirach. Only to see it it is worth coming to Barcelona.
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La sagrada familia

One of the biggest tourist attractions in Barcelona, but definitely a worthwhile trip. Buy the tickets online in advance, so that you can skip the queue on your day of visit. You can opt for an audio guide, which allows you to gain a better understanding of how this church was built and why it was built.
Travis Ng Jian Wei

Barcelona, sunny day. afro music, jaz...

Barcelona, sunny day. Afro music, jazz, dance. Artist, inspiring artists. Sometimes you may forget your own country has lots of them. Karol Galindo, Jorge Franch. It's about heart, love and passion.
Barcelona sunny day. Architecture, history and again art.

Inspiring verticality, organic movement, expression of true nature. It's about heart, its about the passion of a man, it's about love and religión.

He is well known, he is appreciated, he reminds me of the other two I mentioned and the affluence of people that go visit him is much bigger.

Barcelona, it is about love it is about art it is about heart. Karol Galindo, Jorge Franch, Gaudí, they share the passion, the heart and the love, they are part of my personal touristic book. Barcelona is about you, about them.
Laura González Alastuey
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In construction

This seemed like an excellent time to capture the busy crowd outside the cathedral while almost all of the cathedral was under construction.
Dripta Roy
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So many details

I could look at this building for hours. So many small, strange details.
Kat Matfield
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Master doeuvre gaud!

The dimensions of the building, the abundance and exuberance of the outdoor sculptures petrifies me there (well I'm exaggerating a bit, but we understand ...). I also see the queue, whose length may be registered in Guinness Book, and then I tell myself that I was right to buy the ticket in advance on the web! The interior is just as fabulous, with huge columns of inclined base and branch into branches and leaves, and these windows in bright colors. Construction began in 1882 under the direction of first architect Francesc de Paula del Villar ... replaced after one year following various disagreements with the sponsor of the building. That's when Antoni Gaudí shows the project; there are going to dedicate the rest of his life and carte blanche to his imagination to rise this basilica unusual. He died in 1926, hit by a tram. Full Spanish Civil War (started in 1936), a large part of the workshop Gaudí was burned; the plans for the building in smoke. Since then, construction continues at a very slow pace, trying to remain as faithful as possible to the ideas of the master. Construction SHOULD be completed in 2026 ... and the Sagrada Familia should have 18 rounds. But I have to say an awful lot from Barcelona are skeptical about it!

Le chef-doeuvre de gaudí!

Les dimensions de l'édifice, la profusion et l'exubérance des sculptures extérieures me pétrifie sur place (bon j'exagère un peu, mais on se comprend...). Je vois aussi la file d'attente, dont la longueur pourrait être homologuée au Guiness Book, et là je me dis que j'ai bien fait d'acheter le billet à l'avance sur internet!

L'intérieur est tout aussi fabuleux, avec ces immenses colonnes de base inclinées et qui se ramifient en branches et en feuille, et ces vitraux au couleurs éclatantes.

La construction débute en 1882, sous la direction du premier architecte Francesc de Paula del Villar...remplacé au bout d'un an suit à différents désaccords avec le commanditaire de l'édifice.
C'est alors que Antoni Gaudí reprend le projet; il va y dédier le reste de sa vie et laisser carte blanche à son imagination débordante pour faire s'élever cette basilique hors du commun. Il meurt en 1926, renversé par un tramway.

En pleine Guerre Civile d'Espagne (débutée en 1936), une grosse partie de l'atelier de Gaudí est incendiée; les plans de l'édifice partent en fumée. Depuis, la construction se poursuit à un rythme très lent, en essayant de rester le plus fidèle possible aux idées du maître. La construction DEVRAIT s'achever en...2026, et la Sagrada Familia devrait compter 18 tours. Mais je dois dire qu'énormément de barcelonais sont dubitatifs à ce sujet!
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Absolute masterpiece of the modernist...

Absolute masterpiece of the modernist architect Antoni Gaudi and undisputed symbol of Barcelona's Sagrada Familia is definitely a necessary step for anyone visiting the Catalan city. The construction of this imposing architecture began in 1882 and will be completed, as planned, around 2030. When that time comes we will finally see the Sagrada in all its glory but we also lost something unique and probably unrepeatable: The ability to experience first hand the atmosphere of a large factory. Just as they did in the days of the great Gothic cathedrals, the yard is populated by workers, masons, craftsmen who work daily under the eyes of visitors. The emotion you feel when you are inside a cathedral in the making, to hear the sound of hammers, breathe the air in "dusty" ... it is really inexplicable. Admission is from 9 to 11 euro depending on whether or not you are entitled to the reduction. To these we must add 2.50 € if you want to go up to the top floor, which I highly recommend because it offers an excellent viewpoint on the construction site that is the city. To all who consider that the ticket price is too high for a visit to a church, I remember, with the money you contribute to finance its construction ... it's like a piece!

Capolavoro assoluto dell’architetto modernista Antoni Gaudì e simbolo indiscusso di Barcellona, la Sagrada Familia è sicuramente una delle tappe obbligate per chiunque visiti la città catalana. I lavori di costruzione di questa imponente architettura sono iniziati nel 1882 e si concluderanno, secondo quanto previsto, intorno al 2030.
Quando arriverà quella data potremo finalmente ammirare la Sagrada in tutto il suo splendore ma avremo anche perso qualcosa di unico e probabilmente irripetibile: La possibilità di vivere in prima persona l'atmosfera di una grande fabbrica. Proprio come avveniva ai tempi delle grandi cattedrali gotiche, il cantiere è popolato da operai, scalpellini, artigiani che lavorano quotidianamente sotto gli occhi dei visitatori. L'emozione che si prova nel trovarsi all'interno di una cattedrale in divenire, nel sentire il rumore dei martelli, nel respirare l'aria "polverosa"...è davvero inspiegabile.
L’ingresso costa dai 9 agli 11 euro a seconda che si abbia diritto o meno alla riduzione. A questi si devono aggiungere 2,50 euro qualora si desideri salire al piano alto, cosa che consiglio vivamente perché offre un ottimo punto di belvedere sia sul cantiere che sulla città. A tutti coloro ritengano che il prezzo del biglietto sia eccessivo per la visita di una chiesa, ricordo che con quel denaro si contribuisce alla sua costruzione...è come finanziarne un pezzetto!
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La sagrada familia is an unforgettabl...

La Sagrada Familia is an unforgettable place. We feel that this monument is watching us from the top of its centenary almost over. Artistic diversity that is offered to us there makes us think about the avant-garde character of its creator, Gaudi. This site is more than impressive, it is endearing as its construction that will never really completed gives us feel we are also the authors of this work. La Sagrada Familia gives us constantly to discover new beauties and we invite to come and see. A captivating and magical place to see and review.

La Sagrada Familia est un lieu inoubliable. Nous avons l'impression que ce monument nous observe du haut de son centenaire presque révolu. La diversité artistique qui nous y est offert nous fait réfléchir sur le caractère avant-gardiste de son créateur, Gaudi. Ce site est plus qu'impressionnant, il est attachant car sa construction qui ne sera jamais vraiment terminée nous donne l impression d'être nous aussi les auteurs de cette œuvre. La Sagrada Familia nous donne sans cesse de nouvelles beautés à découvrir et nous invite donc à revenir la voir. Un lieu envoutant et magique à voir et à revoir.

La Sagrada Familia est un monument à l'image de son créateur, Gaudi, avant-gardiste. Ce monument qui nous regarde du haut de son siècle presque révolu nous rappelle à quel point nous sommes petits et à quel point nous avons besoin de cette grandeur. U n bijou historique à voir et à revoir.
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Holy famlia

The Atonement Temple of Sagrada Familia, designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí, exponent of Catalan modernist architecture. The project was initiated in 1882 and taken over by Gaudí in 1883, when he was 31 years of age, dedicating her last 40 years, the last fifteen uniquely. Construction was suspended in 1936 due to the Spanish Civil War and not expected for completion before 2026, the centennial of Gaudí's death. Facade of the Nativity, almost finished with Gaudí still life, the Passion Facade, begun in 1952, and the Glory Facade, still to be completed. The temple when completed, will have 18 towers. Mandatory visit inside ... is pretty different.

Sagrada família

O Templo Expiatório da Sagrada Família, desenhado pelo arquitecto catalão Antoni Gaudí, expoente da arquitectura modernista catalã. O projecto foi iniciado em 1882 e assumido por Gaudí em 1883, quando tinha 31 anos de idade, dedicando-lhe os seus últimos 40 anos de vida, os últimos quinze de forma exclusiva. A construção foi suspensa em 1936 devido à Guerra Civil Espanhola e não se estima a conclusão para antes de 2026, centenário da morte de Gaudí.
Fachada da Natividade, quase terminada com Gaudí ainda em vida, a Fachada da Paixão, iniciada em 1952, e a Fachada da Glória, ainda por completar. O templo quando estiver terminado, disporá de 18 torres. Obrigatório visitar por dentro...é linda diferente.
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The temple of the sagrada familia

If outside the Sagrada Familia can not leave you indifferent, the interior is equally impressive. Entirely white, the stained glass windows bring touch of color. A very unusual architecture, which is quite the image of the Sagrada. There is a symbolic true in developing inside the columns supporting the roof of such trees. Do not hesitate to linger, there are so many details to notice. It is a true masterpiece not to be missed, even if it may be necessary to arm yourself with patience before entering, do not forget that the Sagrada is the most visited monument in Spain!

Le temple de la sagrada familia

Si l'extérieur de la Sagrada Familia ne peut pas vous laisser indifférent, l'intérieur est tout aussi impressionnant. Entièrement blanche, les vitraux colorés apportent la touche de couleur. Une architecture très atypique, qui correspond tout à fait à l'image de la Sagrada. Il y a une vraie symbolique dans l'élaboration de l'intérieur comme les colonnes qui soutiennent la voûte telles des arbres. N'hésitez pas à vous y attarder, il y a tant de détails à remarquer.

C'est un véritable chef d'oeuvre à découvrir absolument, même si il faudra peut être vous armer de patience avant de pouvoir y entrer, n'oubliez pas que la Sagrada est le monument le plus visité en Espagne!

On doit cette curiosité architecturale au fameux artiste Antonio Gaudi. On dit encore aujourd'hui que c'est l'oeuvre de sa vie. Son plus grand regret fut sans doute de ne pas l'avoir vu achevée puisqu'il est mort avant. L'extérieur de cette église est assez hétérogène, pas une façade ne se ressemble. La façade de la nativité est sans doute la plus fascinante. Seule partie réalisée par Gaudi lui-même, elle nous dévoile les scènes de cet épisode biblique. Vous pourrez alors voir l'adoration des bergers et des mages, et plein d'autres scènes encore, à vous de les trouver. Un chef d'oeuvre à découvrir absolument...
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In 1882, josep m. bocabella had bough...

In 1882, Josep M. Bocabella had bought land to build a temple dedicated to the Holy Family. Disputes arose with the first architect Francesc de Paula Villar, and the work was then entrusted to Gaudí, who modified the original project and made more ambitious. She was competing to become one of the Seven Wonders of the World. During the last years of his life, Gaudí worked and lived almost exclusively for the Temple of the Sagrada Familia, and when he died, he left a large number of plans, projects and sketches (plans and models were unfortunately destroyed during almost all the Spanish Civil War, a decade after the death of Gaudí). The work currently are to complete the Sagrada Familia meet more or less projects Gaudí, but certainly not in the details, sometimes adapted to modern aesthetics and style of the artists who create them, which raises many controversies.

En 1882, Josep M. Bocabella avait acheté des terrains pour édifier un temple dédié à la Sainte Famille. le Avec le premier architecte, Francesc de Paula Villar, cela ne fonctionna pas, le travail a donc été confié à Gaudí, qui changea le projet initial pour le rendre plus ambitieux. Elle fut en compétition pour devenir une des Sept nouvelles merveilles du monde.

Durant les dernières années de sa vie, Gaudí ne travailla et ne vécut pratiquement que pour le Temple de la Sagrada Família et, quand il mourut, il laissa de très nombreux plans, projets et ébauches (les plans et maquettes furent malheureusement quasiment tous détruits pendant la guerre d'Espagne, une dizaine d'années après la mort de Gaudí).

Les travaux qui se font actuellement pour achever la Sagrada Família respectent plus ou moins les projets de Gaudí, mais certes pas dans les détails, adaptés parfois à l'esthétique moderne et au style des artistes qui les créent, ce qui suscite de nombreuses polémiques.
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La Sagrada Familia is undoubtedly the most colossal work and most extraordinary renowned Gaudi. When we find ourselves at his feet can only be overwhelmed by the vastness and strangeness of the head of unfinished work. And it is this incompleteness that in fact, most of the remainder, a unique monument. Each time we come back it is no longer quite the same. Enter the Sagrada Familia returned to enter the mind of an eccentric genius, who obviously hated angles. The building most visited in Spain, with each year more than 2 million visitors, seems out of another world than ours, as a parallel dimension, our eyes have never seen that before. Construction began in 1884 and the first side of the building, the Nativity was completed nine years after the master's death, that is to say in 1935. Work resumed in 1952 despite the fact that many of the plans were destroyed by anarchists. The second front, the Passion was made in 1976. The last front, one dedicated to the Glory is currently under construction. However, the cranes do not spoil the wonder. Love it or do not like, that is not the question can only be blown by so many variables. Tip: If you want to avoid a monster cock better arrive early in the morning, if possible before opening time, so before 9am. Metro stop: Sagrada Familia on line L5. Www.Sagradafamilia.Org

La Sagrada Familia est sans aucun doute l'œuvre la plus colossale et la plus extraordinaire du renommé Gaudi. Quand on se retrouve à ses pieds on ne peut qu'être submergé par l'immensité et l'étrangeté du chef d'œuvre inachevé. Et c'est cet inachèvement qui en fait, en plus du reste, un monument unique au monde. A chaque fois qu'on revient il n'est plus tout à fait le même. Entrer dans la Sagrada Familia revient à pénétrer dans l'esprit d'un génie excentrique, qui manifestement détestait les angles droits. L'édifice le plus visité d'Espagne, avec chaque année plus de 2 millions de visiteurs, semble sorti d'un autre monde que le nôtre, comme une dimension parallèle, nos yeux n'ont jamais vu ça auparavant. La construction a commencé en 1884 et la première façade du bâtiment, celle de la Nativité fut achevée 9 ans après la mort du maître, c'est-à-dire en 1935. Les travaux reprirent en 1952 malgré le fait qu'une grande partie des plans aient été détruits par les anarchistes. La deuxième façade, celle de la Passion fut réalisée en 1976. La dernière façade, celle dédiée à la Gloire est actuellement en cours de construction. Cependant, les grues ne gâchent en rien la merveille. Qu'on aime ou qu'on n'aime pas, là n'est pas la question : On ne peut qu'être essoufflé par tant de grandeurs.

Petit conseil : Si vous souhaitez éviter une queue monstre mieux vaut arriver tôt le matin, si possible avant l'heure d'ouverture, donc avant 9h.
Arrêt de métro : Sagrada Familia sur la ligne L5.
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Information about La Sagrada Familia Cathedral

La Sagrada Familia Cathedral Phone Number
+34 932 080 414
+34 932 080 414
La Sagrada Familia Cathedral Address
Carrer de Mallorca, 401
Carrer de Mallorca, 401
La Sagrada Familia Cathedral Website
http://www.sagradafamilia.org/es/
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