La Sagrada Família

This is the reason visitors come to Barcelona: to see the church of Sagrada Família. It’s an unusual building that is not of this world. It looks more like something from an alien planet and would look right at home on the set of a science fiction film. It’s the work of Catalan architect, Antoni Gaudí. Construction began in 1882 and is still ongoing. The admission fee from the two and half million visitors who visit the church each year is what pays to complete it.

Antoni Gaudí must have had an appreciation of the natural world as various plants and animals have been carved into the outside of the church. This gives it a unique texture which from a distance makes the building looks alive.

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We went up to the top of one of the towers where there were some wonderful views. They take you up in a lift and you can walk down a spiral staircase. It’s definitely worth doing.

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Note the penis building on the right in this next photo:

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I slept in complete darkness and silence last night and so I slept really well. I’m feeling much better today.

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