There’s no doubt that Sagrada Familia in Barcelona is Antoni Gaudi’s most ambitious and most celebrated work that’s waiting to be completed. Though the artist had died long time ago, his vision of the church lives on. Construction is still going on but it’s getting to the finish line. After 134 years of construction, the world will be able to see the spectacular Sagrada Familia in its entirety soon.
For now, there’s nothing much to see inside for a regular tourist like me. While I was there last summer, the central part of the church was wholly covered. It was disappointing, especially if the entrance fee was excessive. In Barcelona, everything that has Gaudi trademark on is expensive. You could feel Spain’s economic crisis. The struggle is real. 🙂
Since I’m not a hardcore Catholic, the only thing that fascinated me is the architecture in itself. Looking up, I was blown away by the complicated, intricate and beautiful structures of its columns to the roof. I was literally blown away. It’s the same feeling I had when I first set foot on the Great Wall of China
or when I witnessed the first break of dawn at the summit of Mt. Sinai
. I had goosebumps and I had no one to talk to or share that feeling – a disadvantage of travelling solo.]]>