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Sagrada Familia Barcelona Experience Review

Last summer, I was in Barcelona to visit the country that about half a thousand years ago introduced Christianity to my country. It was a very interesting 4-day stay and I was full of experience,learnings andof course, at times at awe or even at disappointment. Somesuff in Spain, or to be more specificfrom Tarragona to Barcelona can be awesome but can also be annoying. We visited many spots, museums, castles, touristic areas and the like and tried to feel the culture and the country.

One of the first places we went or visited was the sagrada familia church. I learned so much during the tour. In fact, it was kind of educational more than anything else. We opted to have the guided tour and never did I regret paying extra for it. If I remember good, the entrance fee including the tour guide totalled €15 in all. It was amazing though.

barcelona sagrada familia experience

According to wikipedia:

The Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família (official Catalan name; Spanish: Templo Expiatorio de la Sagrada Familia; "Expiatory Church of the Holy Family"), often simply called the Sagrada Família, is a massive, privately-funded Roman Catholic church that has been under construction in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain since 1882 and is not expected to be complete until at least 2026. A portion of the building's interior is scheduled to open for public worship and tours by September 2010.

Considered the master-work of renowned Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí (1852–1926), the project's vast scale and idiosyncratic design have made it one of Barcelona's (and Spain's) top tourist attractions for many years. The church is to be consecrated by Pope Benedict XVI on November 7, 2010, during his visit to Santiago de Compostela and Barcelona.

As I have said in the introduction, I have both joys and disappointments. And for this church, I don't really believe it's that unique of beautiful. It is but it is not the most beautiful or unique or whatever.I respect the works of Gaudi but what I do think is that it just got a lot of publicity plus it gets sympathy as well because of the architecht's untimely death and humble life but there are many churches much better than this with lovely concept as well... For one,I can mention the Duomo inMilan.... I mean, I appreciate that church more than the Sagrada Familia... the only bad thing is,not somany people advertise or promote this church and I never saw any tour guide nor did pay an entrance fee.

the sagrada familia review visit in barcelona spainVisit the church, see its wonders, appreciate it... that I suggest but if I were you, I wont really believe that it's the best... but of course you can decide for yourself.


Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

Seems you haven't posted anything for a long time! I hope all is well with you :)

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

And thanks so much for sharing your experience and beautiful photographs :)

Shouriwa said...

That surely is a quite tremendous church you have. At first glance, I feel that it was kinda spooky, but then again.. its' structure describe more.