Barcelona deserves more of my time - My trip here was far too short and consequently I missed a great deal, but a good excuse for another trip in the future. I will continue to check the progress of the GREAT BUILDING = Sagradia Familia hopefully in person if not - Well on VT of course
Fondest memory: ART
TEMPLE de la SAGRADIA FAMILIA
Favorite thing: Definitely one of my favorite things in Barcelona! Yes, you've heard it called Gaudi's unfinished masterpiece. It is unbelievable! Of, course you must climb to the top to see all the strange gargoyles along the way. See my must-see tips for more pics!
Visit SAGRADA FAMILIA! The most amazing church I've ever been & one that's still under construction since groundwork was laid in 1882 & death of its architect in 1926!
Fondest memory: Discovery of the greatest collection of Art Nouveau buildings in the world! Catalan Modernisme: this is art to me! Wow, what an uplifting experience!
Favorite thing: Don't miss the delightful details, like this turtle at the base of a column of the Sagrada Familia. I recall spending time climbing the towers (not for the claustrophobic!) and being surprised along the way by the carvings and sculptures.
There are many places where buying advance tickets to see a place or take part in an event is essential in Spain. My experience with La Sagrada Familia was this was not necessary based on how quick the line moves. We arrived at La Sagrada Familia on a late April Sunday afternoon at just past noon. There was a long line that ran around two blocks. It looked daunting. However in fifteen minutes we had our tickets and were on our way inside.
The cost of purchasing tickets at servicaxia.com is just a little over 3 euros per person more than purchasing them directly at the ticket booth. For an adult admission was 11 euros while from sericaxia it was 14.30. While purchasing a ticket in advance does give you a specific time waiting in line shouldn't take that much time and will help save you some coin.
Favorite thing: Immerse yourself in Modernisme. This is the Nativity Facade: the most complete part of the church (1904). It has doorways representing Faith, Hope & Charity. The white doves represent the congregation.
Go to see symbol of Spain - Sagrada Familia(More pics are in Travelogue ^^)
Fondest memory: This is one of the city's most representative and emblematic monuments, as well as one of the most popular with visitors. Gaudi began to direct work on this cathedral in 1883, following the original plans drawn up by Francesc De Paula Villar. The main impulsor of the idea of dedicating a church to the exaltation of Saint Joseph and the Holy Family as symbols of stability and family values. Its completion now depends on donations.
Visit the Sagrada Familia. This building is unique and breathtaking no matter how you feel about the actual aesthetics of the arctitecture. I think it's the most daring and interestingly beautiful building I have ever seen.
Fondest memory: Arriving at Arc de Triomphe station on a Sunday afternoon and strolling through the Citudella in the sunshine. Everyone seemed to be in the park. Families out for a stroll, groups of young people sitting on the grass chatting, juggling, practising yoga, playing bongos, children playing...everywhere, children playing. Everyone smiled at us and made us feel welcome.
This amazing bit of architecture will blow your mind - I`ve never seen anything quite like it.
It was designed by Gaudi and is still being finished - everything about it seem so delicate and interwoven.
Fondest memory: Went to see a Barcelona game at the Neu Camp (they beat Bolagna 2 - 0). The sight of a packed stadium filled with enthusiastic fans of both sides without a hint of trouble was excellent.
The stadium is awesome and well laid out and I had a great view. Some Barca fans helped me out with spanish translations and then went out for some beers with me afterwards.
Check out the sites. You should check other VT pages for tips, but one of the obvious sites to visit is the
Sagrada Familiar (by Antonin Gaudi). This is me thinking (this is all great fun, but for christ sake lets go and have a beer !).
I visited La familia sagrada church, which is still incomplete. The time i went it still had cranes and scaffolds all over the place, but i managed to get some great pictures. For this picture, i asked a construction worker (a little smile and friendly waving does no harm to no one) to take it for me, cuz the blue light coming in was just that beautiful.
Fondest memory: climb on those towers; make sure you have comfy shoes!!
See the Sagrada Familia church.
Fondest memory: I have been a big fan of Gaudi for many years. This is the most famous building, but there are many more buidings and sites of Gaudi in Barcelona.
(I had to borrow this pic)
Sagrada Familia is a very unusual church.Antoni Gaudi
started working on the church in 1883 and continued to work on it until his death 16 years later.Construction ceased after his death. After the Civil War, work resumed and it continues today. Gaudi is buried in the crypt.
see the Sagrada Familia. It goes without saying that the architectural works of Gaudi are the most familiar aspects of the city. In my experience, Barcelona is more of a city for shopping, people watching, and nightlife (of course). But if you do nothing more during the day, you must see the works of this incredible artist!
PHOTO: Sagrada Familia from main entrance
Visit the Temple Expiatiori de la Sagrada Familia.
Simply known as Sagrada Familia, this massive unfinished cathedral was designed by Gaudi and when he died, remained as his greatest monument. Work proceeds now to complete this imposing structure along the lines Gaudi may have planned. The place is the highlight of a trip to Barcelona and in the neighbourhood, there are other beautiful and strange buildings. Getting to Sagrada Familia is easy when there's a Metro station right beside it.
Fondest memory: This was the highlight of my trip.