The Sagrada Familia…A Must-See Sight for World Travellers

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"The Sagrada Familia" by Trey Ratcliff, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

If you are going to Barcelona, you must visit the Sagrada Familia!

The Sagrada Familia is a Roman Catholic church designed by world-famous architect Antony Gaudi. The building is a piece of Spain’s history. It has been under construction for the past 138 years and is set to be completed in 2026 (hopefully by then we will all be able to travel overseas to view this magnificent site).

“Construction of the Sagrada Familia in 1915” by Recuerdos de Pandora, CC BY-SA 2.0
“La Sagrada Familia under construction recently” by tetegil, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The structure is breath-taking featuring eighteen towers, and three different symbolic facades (nativity, passion and glory). You can truly spend hours admiring the craftsmanship, detail and beauty of the building as can be seen across these social media posts.

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_Les façanes corresponents a les naus laterals estan coronades per sis frontons triangulars per façana, acabats amb una cistella de fruites feta de trencadís ceràmic. Les dotze cistelles contenen fruites diferents, ordenades segons el curs de l'any. _Las fachadas correspondientes a las naves laterales están coronadas por seis frontones triangulares por fachada, cada uno rematado con una cesta de frutas elaborada en trencadís de cerámica. Las doce cestas contienen frutas diferentes, ordenadas según la época del año. _The façades that correspond to the side naves are each topped with six triangular pediments, which in turn each have a basket of fruit in trencadís mosaic. Each of the twelve baskets has a different type of fruit, arranged according to the time of year. #SagradaFamilia #SagradaFamília #AntoniGaudí #Gaudí #architecture #arquitectura #Barcelona #modernisme

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_5 setmanes, 5 raons per les quals la Sagrada Família és una visita ineludible. ✔RAÓ 2 – És l’únic gran temple del món que encara està en construcció. Hem estat capaços de continuar l’obra de Gaudí seguint les seves indicacions i esperem ben aviat seguir endavant fins a finalitzar el seu somni! _5 semanas, 5 razones por las que la Sagrada Familia es una visita ineludible. ✔RAZÓN 2 – Es el único gran templo del mundo que todavía está en construcción. Hemos sido capaces de continuar la obra de Gaudí siguiendo sus indicaciones, ¡y esperamos poder retomarla muy pronto hasta finalizar su sueño! _5 weeks, 5 reasons the Sagrada Família is a must-see. ✔REASON 2 – It is the only great Temple in the world that is still under construction. We have been able to continue Gaudí’s work, following his instructions, and we hope we can get back to work soon on making his dreams come true! #ReStartSagradaFamília #SagradaFamilia #SagradaFamília #SagradaFamiliabarcelona #AntoniGaudí #Gaudí #architecture #arquitectura #Barcelona #2026 #worldheritage #Modernism #Modernismo

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Watch this video to get a further glimpse of Sagrada Familia’s beauty and history!

 

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