Travel Photo: La Sagrada Familia

Travel Photo: La Sagrada Familia

Travel Photo: La Sagrada Familia

 

Travel Photo : Gaudi’s masterpiece, La Sagrada Familia

 

When you enter the majestic interior space of La Sagrada Familia the soft cylindrical columns draw your views and attention immediately up to the ceiling and focusing on the golden lit opening above the main altar. This opening seems to magically draw a spiritual light and presence that just envelops the entire cathedral, the golden details sparkle with the presence of the holy spirit. Gaudi’s masteripiece has been a work in progress since it’s start in 1882 with its finally projected completion by 2026.   Pope Benedict XVI consecrated in the Catholic church as a basilica in 2010 with a crowded capacity of over 6,500 in the church and over 50,000 celebrating outside.

Even though it is incomplete, the site is registered as a Unesco World Heritage site along with six of Gaudi’s other architectural works representing the Modernisme period of Catalania architecture and arts.

 

 

The main altar at La Sagrada Familia

The main altar at La Sagrada Familia

 

Hope you enjoyed this tour of La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, to find out more information and details about Gaudi’s masterpiece, you can check out the wiki page here. If you enjoyed the post, please do share it with any social media buttons below.

 

 

 

 

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14 Responses to Travel Photo: La Sagrada Familia

  1. Corinne July 12, 2014 at 2:12 am #

    Sagrada Familia was definitely one of my favorite spots in Barcelona. Your photos have a beautiful blue tint to them. What time of day did you visit?

  2. Marie-Carmen July 4, 2014 at 4:18 am #

    The Sagrada Familia is truly a masterpiece!
    I really like the way you captured it in your photo. Lovely perspective!

  3. Dale July 3, 2014 at 4:43 am #

    I know it may come as a shock from someone who writes about travel and architecture on his blog, but I’ve never actually been inside La Sagrada Familia. On the day we went to it I was so put off by the enormous queue and price that I just kept on walking by. Silly I know, especially when I think of great pictures like this and an opportunity possibly missed.

  4. muzachan July 2, 2014 at 10:54 pm #

    Great photo, I love the colors 🙂

  5. Michele {Malaysian Meanders} July 2, 2014 at 10:15 am #

    I last visited La Sagrada Familia in 1998 and only had a chance to look at the outside. I don’t think the inside was sufficiently finished to allow the public to enter back then. This is the first time I’ve seen the interior. It’s amazing. I want to go back and take a look for myself.

    • Noel July 2, 2014 at 10:38 am #

      It is stunning so much to see in both the exterior and interior of the church, I would love to go back when it is finally completed in 2026 to see the entirety of this amazing church.

  6. Rajlakshmi July 1, 2014 at 2:42 pm #

    wowww the place looks so dreamy. Loved the blue hue.

  7. Anda @ Travel Notes & Beyond July 1, 2014 at 12:42 pm #

    How in the world could you get this terrific shot, Noel? Every time I tried to photograph this church it came out pretty bad.

    • Noel July 1, 2014 at 1:26 pm #

      It’s all about walking around and looking for the best light and unfortunately they don’t let you use tripods so this is tough to do, would love to go back there again some day, maybe before it is completed in 2026

      • Anda @ Travel Notes & Beyond July 1, 2014 at 2:26 pm #

        I hope we’ll both live to see it finished! It’s one of my favorite churches in the world too.

        • Noel July 1, 2014 at 8:39 pm #

          yes I would love to be around for the completion of the exteriors and adjunct buildings

  8. Carol aka Traveller July 1, 2014 at 9:52 am #

    we visited La Sagrada Familia in early 2004 but the interior certainly wasn’t this colour – which is gorgeous. Do you think it has been painted?

    • Noel July 1, 2014 at 10:45 am #

      I think some columns are painted and others are creamy but reflect the colors of the glass. Also I underexposed my images so it probably dimmed out the colors to.

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