Although I never intended this blog to be a tourist guide of Barcelona, I believe that a post about La Sagrada Familia had to happen some day or another.
I was raised and still live literally 1 minute away from the famous temple, which means dealing with hordes of tourists taking pictures at it every day. (People sometimes ask me if I’m not tired of it, but actually it’s not that bad if you walk a few blocks away, and I get great views while walking around my neighborhood).
I’m pretty sure you’ve seen images of the most famous Gaudi construction from the outside, so let’s take a look at the heart of it:
If you’ve bought your tickets in advance (highly advisable), you’ll enter by the Nativity’s Façade designed by Gaudi to serve as an example of style for the rest of the temple. I find it quite peculiar, at least different from other catholic temples.
Once on the inside, the style is completely different. A high and spacious nave surrounded by columns. I must admit I was impressed by its beauty when I first entered the building after its renovation in 2010 (and understood the ticket price). The light shines through the stained-glass windows coloring the walls. It gives an overall feeling of peace and admiration, certainly what a religious temple aims to produce.
Now let’s see some other pictures from the interior, hope they make you wanna visit the building if you still haven’t done so!
What do you think? Worth paying a visit?