Why we recommend Sagrada Familia?
It is an unfinished catholic church which was designed by Antonio Gaudí in 1891 after construction had already began. Nowadays it is one of the most visited monuments in Spain and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. When you think about things to do in Barcelona, visiting the Sagrada Familia is indispensable because this church will take your breath away. Although the church was designed as neo-gothic in its initial first drawings, Gaudí, who was commissioned to complete the building, changed its design considerably. Today Sagrada Familia is a modern construction and its completion is planned for 2026 – the year marking the centenary of the death of Gaudí, who is buried in the crypt of the church.
The Sagrada Familia is designed around three façades that symbolize the nativity of Christ (east), his passion (west) and his glory (south). Furthermore, the eighteen towers complete this unique structure: twelve represent the Apostles, four are dedicated to the Four Evangelists, one represents the Virgin Mary and one (the largest) that is dedicated to Christ. Although the church is unfinished, you can still go up some of the towers to discover the most spectacular views of Barcelona.
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