Basilica de la Sagrada Familia: Vision-in-Progress in Barcelona

Photos don’t do it justice. Yet I will let a few meager photos of mine try here.

Basilica de la Sagrada Familia is an amazing architectural building that’s been in construction for over a century now. It’s still a work in progress with many towers still unfinished. When completed, it is supposed to be able to hold 13,000 people inside.

I’ve got to be honest — I wasn’t too taken by the outer facade at first sight. There seemed to be a lot going on for my eyes to take but on closer inspection, I began to notice and appreciate the details.


Stepping inside the basilica is quite another story. You gasp. You sigh in awe. You can’t believe your eyes. The heart of the basilica and the columns that hold up the amazingly high ceilings will completely take your breath away.


And then, of course, there’s those amazing stained glass windows that seem to go on forever. The colours will transport you further into another world that Antoni Gaudi designed. Antoni Gaudi — this name will be repeated a few more times on this blog. Truly a visionary.


I would love to be able to return in a few years to see what new additions they will have completed on the basilica then. Perhaps in a decade or so, if not sooner.


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