After finishing our tour at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, we drove into Barcelona to possibly see the La Sagrada Familía. Unfortunately, we had not purchased tickets online prior to arriving and as is normally the case, we would learn, the line to get in was around the block. If you plan to visit this incredible place when you visit Barcelona be sure to purchase tickets before you arrive and be sure to allow enough time to explore all of it. On this day, we took some photos from outside and decided that we would return on our next visit.
The following September, having purchased our tickets online, we were able to walk in without waiting in line. I don’t know that there is any way to describe this amazing building. I encourage you to read the history included on the website link above as it will give you far more information than I could even begin to. Antoni Gaudi started construction of Sagrada Familía in 1882. Construction continues today and they hope to complete it in 2026.
As an engineer, Bob looks at the construction differently than I do. He sees things that logically should not work the way they are designed but somehow, they do.
One thing that we are both in awe of is the use of light throughout the basilica. I think you will agree that it is absolutely breathtaking.
When you go be sure to climb to the top as it is quite an experience in itself and once you are up there…the view is amazing. Imagine working up there every day.
I feel like you could visit this many times and still discover new details.
I know that a lot of you will not be able to make the trip to see it in person so I hope you enjoy the photos that I have shared.