We spent 10 nights in Madrid, Barcelona, Toledo and Segovia.
We had a great time!!
Today I am sharing the Top 10 Places to See in Barcelona.
Barcelona was SO colorful!! Just wait until you see all the photos.
We also went into the most AMAZING church EVER!
I highly recommend a trip to Barcelona!
La Sagrada Familia
I’ve been in a lot of beautiful churches around the world, and La Sagrada Familia is one of the most beautiful ones of them all. The outside is still a work in progress and is scheduled to be completed in 2026. I MUST go back to see the completed project!
Construction of Sagrada Família was started in 1882 by architect Francisco Paula de Villar. Famed Barcelona architect, Antoni Gaudí, took over the project 1883. He transformed it with his architectural and engineering style, combining Gothic and curvilinear Art Nouveau forms. When Gaudí died in 1926, only 15 – 25% of the basilica was complete.
There are three façades on La Sagrada Familia.
The Nativity Façade – depicting the birth of Jesus.
The Passion Façade – symbolizing the death of Christ.
The Glory Façade is the third facade.
Construction began on the Glory Facade in 2002.
It will represent the road to God: Death, Final Judgment, and Glory, while Hell is left for those who deviate from God’s will.
The completion of this façade will require the demolition of the complete block across from the basilica.
We weren’t able to walk on that side of the basilica due to the construction.
It is on the left side of the photos of the basilica.
The inside of the basilica is AMAZING!
It takes your breath away.
I could have stayed in this spot all day long.
Look at the light coming through the stained glass.
I’ve never seen anything like it before.
The ceiling of the basilica is equally impressive.
Temple of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is a Roman Catholic church and minor basilica located on the summit of Mount Tibidabo in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.
The building is the work of the Spanish architect Enric Sagnier and was completed by his son Josep Maria Sagnier i Vidal.
The construction of the church, dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, lasted from 1902 to 1961.
The church is crowned by the enormous bronze statue of the Sacred Heart made by Josep Miret in 1950, replacing the original made by Frederic Marès in 1935, and destroyed the following year. The ascent from the crypt, passing through the church and ending at the sculpture, reflects the rise and the purification of the human condition by means of sacrifice and atonement.
The church is now surrounded by an amusement park.
I thought that was SO weird!
The views from the top are incredible.
It was a beautiful sunny day when we went to the church.