You can’t really visit Barcelona without taking a look at the Sagrada Familia.
It’s another place which TBH and I have visited together before, on our previous flying visit to Barcelona. We certainly didn’t book in advance then, and I don’t think we had to pay either, but these days both are necessary and it’s quite expensive. We’d saved a little by booking an early evening slot for our visit.
Anyway, it was well worth it – it’s an amazing building. I’m sure my photos don’t come close to doing it justice.
It’s also a work in progress. I would love to come back when it’s finished (current projection is 2026).
Serial masochists (i.e. regular readers) will know that I like visiting churches and cathedrals, and that when I’m there I’m particularly fond of stained glass windows.
The multi-coloured windows of the Sagrada Familia, and the amazing way they lit the space, were the highlight for me.
I’m not sure if you can get a sense of it from these pictures but it was stunning.
A magic square! I haven’t made good on my resolve to use it in a lesson yet. I wonder what the significance of the total 33 is – unless it’s the obvious one? I presume that the figures here are Jesus and Judas.
If you are making a visit, it’s worth factoring in some time to take a look at the small museum within the Basilica which holds many of the scale models, some of them pretty big, which Gaudi used when he was working on his designs for the building.