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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.
mads
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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
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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.
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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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