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Inside the Sagrada Familia

Inside the Sagrada Familia

I saw a whole lot of beauty in a mere two day trip to Barcelona but the Sagrada Familia had to be the most incredible place I’ve ever visited.

Sagrada Familia Roof Barcelona
Sagrada Familia Barcelona Inside

Considering it’s still twelve years from it’s estimated completion date (and construction began in 1882!), it’s one of the most glorious pieces of architecture! From the outside, it’s pretty darn cool: the Nativity facade that was most directly influenced by Gaudi is filled with intricate carvings, statues and mind-boggling textures. Despite being covered in scaffolding, you can already see what an incredible church it is – amazingly, it’s not a cathedral!

Carvings Sagrada Familia Barcelona
Sagrada Familia Barcelona Outside

You have the option to pay just under 15 euro to go inside and around 19 euro if you want to go up one of the towers. Students will be happy to know you can get a discount with an NUS card but even without, I would say it is worth paying to see the incredibly glory! I’d looked up some pictures beforehand so knew that we were definitely going inside, no matter what the price. Words can’t describe it enough so imagine my jaw dropping as soon as I walked through the doors. You could spend hours looking around without getting bored. I’d also like to assure you that these pictures are not photoshopped one bit: the incredible contrasts you see that make some of them look almost cartoon-like are genuinely that way in reality. Feast your eyes…

Sagrada Familia Colours
Stained Glass Sagrada Familia Barcelona
Sagrada Familia Barcelona Non Photoshop
Sagrada Familia Barcelona Green Colours
Sagrada Familia Barcelona
Sagrada Familia Barcelona

If you visit Barcelona, make sure you visit. You cannot go through life without experiencing it! I’ve seen a lot of churches in Europe but this is by far my favouite.

Laura x

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Charlotte MacDonald-Gaunt
    March 24, 2014 at 9:43 am

    It's an incredible building and beautiful photos – thank you for sharing :o) Xx

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    Hannah Philipson
    March 24, 2014 at 11:43 am

    These photo's are truly beautiful the architecture of Barcelona was amazing when I went, but am so disappointed in myself for not going to see this! Definitely a must for when I next take a trip there!
    Hope you had a fabulous time traveling!
    Hannah x
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    Loretta Colees
    March 24, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    Your posts lately are making me want to go back to Barcelona! I could spend all day in the Sagrada Familia!

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    Lisa
    April 22, 2014 at 7:40 am

    Gorgeous photos, I last went there maybe 15 years ago and it wasn't nearly so 'done'. I need to go back there, especially when it has actually been completed.

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    carinacyril
    June 30, 2017 at 9:17 am

    Beautiful photos Laura! Enjoyed reading this post! x

    • Reply
      Laura
      July 10, 2017 at 3:48 pm

      Thanks so much 🙂 x

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