Sagrada Familia

             During our visit to Barcelona, we spent a considerable amount of time admiring Guell and Guadi's relationship. Still the talk of the town, a hundred years later Gaudi's unfinished masterpiece, brings architects and fellow travelers alike to it's footsteps. Constantly being added to but never quite finished, the Sagrada Familia is sure to take at least half a day to explore. 

As soon as you get within a few blocks of the cathedral, it's clear Gaudi had his sights set high. With a pinch in my neck from walking with my nose to the sky, trying to see the entire cathedral from one steeple to the next we arrived.  Arriving at the cathedral, the beauty of it was almost overpowering. Stepping through its iron threshold you're immediately blown away. Instantly the mosaic lights flow through the stained glass windows displaying an array of blues, oranges, reds and purples. Playing a melody of colors along the pillars and flooring, the Cathedral slowly tunes you with nature itself. Instantly lighting you up with a grin from ear to ear. The euphoria that is brought through all the beauty is unforgettable. The mathematical and geometrical calculations that went into the construction of this cathedral would put any cathedral today to shame. The detail of every curve, every color and every pillar is purely fascinating. Although we didn't see everything the cathedral had to offer, I highly recommend planning a full day around visiting the Sagrada Familia.

Surrounding the cathedral are many cafe's with great sandwiches and fresh squeezed orange juice. I would suggest arriving an hour early from your ticket time to enjoy the park just outside.

Buena suerte with your travels.

Sagrada Familia