Sagrada Familia inside out

Photo Jan 08, 6 03 20 AMSagrada Familia inside out  |  Barcelona, Spain  |  This was not my first time in Barcelona, but yes indeed the first time spending almost two hours exploring inside-out, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sagrada Familia. Right after my Facades and Architecture walk/tour along Paseo de Gracia and Av. Diagonal, I arrived right to Sagrada Familia, considered by many as the most famous landmark of Barcelona. Designed meticulously by the great architect Antoni Gaudí. This work of art has taken over 100 years to build and contains the finest architecture in the city. Construction continues and they estimate will come to full completion by 2026. 
Photo Jan 08, 6 06 00 AMConstruction of Sagrada Família had commenced in 1882 and Gaudí became involved in 1883, taking over the project and transforming it with his architectural and engineering style, combining Gothic and curvilinear Art Nouveau forms. Gaudí devoted his last years to the project, and at the time of his death at age 73 in 1926 less than a quarter of the project was complete.
Sagrada Familia BarcelonaThe story of his death is quite shocking. He was run over by a tram, while contemplating his creation. Struck by a passing tram and lost consciousness. Assumed to be a beggar because of his lack of identity documents and shabby clothing, the unconscious Gaudí did not receive immediate aid. Only day after, he was identified. Not many know, but Gaudi’s remains are to be found at the Neoclassical church, located right underneath Sagrada Familia.
Photo Jan 08, 6 04 32 AM Photo Jan 08, 6 12 34 AM Photo Jan 08, 6 12 22 AM Photo Jan 08, 6 19 25 AM Photo Jan 08, 6 19 33 AM Photo Jan 08, 6 25 32 AM Photo Jan 08, 6 27 53 AM Photo Jan 08, 6 29 42 AM Photo Jan 08, 6 29 51 AMThe tour, first, takes you through a very revealing and interesting exploration of the facade and towers. The Basilica features three facades, each representing a different moment on the live of Jesus Christ. The Nativity, the Passion and the Glory. To learn about the facade and many secrets, was a marvelous way to visit.
Photo Jan 08, 6 30 37 AM Photo Jan 08, 6 43 11 AM Photo Jan 08, 6 45 18 AM Photo Jan 08, 6 45 22 AM Photo Jan 08, 6 45 42 AMTIP. !!! Buy your ticket online days prior visiting the site. This way you will avoid the long lines, save time and have a more enjoyable Sagrada Familia experience. It took me less that 5 minutes to be right at the main gate to access the Basilica.
Sagrada Familia Barcelona Photo Jan 08, 6 56 04 AM Photo Jan 08, 6 55 32 AM Photo Jan 08, 6 54 56 AM Photo Jan 08, 6 54 49 AM Photo Jan 08, 6 54 31 AM Photo Jan 08, 6 53 43 AM Photo Jan 08, 6 52 25 AM Photo Jan 08, 6 50 49 AM Photo Jan 08, 6 50 26 AM Photo Jan 08, 6 50 10 AM Photo Jan 08, 6 50 06 AM Photo Jan 08, 6 49 12 AM Photo Jan 08, 6 48 30 AM Photo Jan 08, 6 47 24 AMOnce inside, you will be amazed by the work on the pillars, but mostly on the way natural light has been utilized. Each side represents two seasons. The green and blue, represent Summer and Spring. The orange and red, represent Winter and Fall.
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Sagrada Familia Barcelona Sagrada Familia Barcelona Photo Jan 08, 6 04 04 AMSpecial Thank You to Eloi at Rainbow Barcelona for such a great tour and all the information shared. Carlos Melia Luxury Travel Curator – www.carlosmelia.com

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