These photos are proofs that there’s a rainbow inside the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. The brightness that glistens from the stained windows form like a tunnel of hues that leads to the hereafter.
Though Sagrada Familia is so grand in size and style but it was originally built as a church then changed to be a cathedral. However, in 2010, Pope Benedict XVI pronounced it as a “minor basilica.”
The church is still under construction – since 1882. Yes, really, since 1882! 😀
After more than a century, Sagrada Familia is now in “its final stages of construction” as our guide said.
No one knows when exactly it would be finished because by the look of it, there’s still so much to be done.
In fact, as you enter the Church, there’s not much to do inside but look up the ceiling that would make you literally speechless.
It’s clever of Antonio Gaudi, the chief designer of this magnificent church, to lavish the interior with colours, shapes and symbols.
As Gaudi once said, “Colour is an expression of life.”
There’s not just beaming light inside the Sagrada Familia but also bold colours that unfailingly show vigor in a scared place of worship.
I would advise anyone to buy your ticket online ahead of your visit. It’s not guaranteed that you”l be able to get a ticket on the time you’ll get there. I went there at 9 in the morning but was told to go back at 2 in the afternoon because that’s the earliest time slot available for the day. They had to control the influx of tourists in the summer to avoid overcrowding.
And oh, the entrance fee is really expensive but it’s worth it – even if it’s still unfinished. You’d never see a church this grand in your life!
Saving Tip in Barcelona
With so many things to do and places to see, Barcelona can be overwhelming for a visitors. If you’re a kind of traveler who doesn’t like taking public transport and long queues at the ticket booth, I’d recommend you buy Barcelona Pass. This pass will take you to places that you shouldn’t miss in the city. Click here and see how much you can save.
WHERE TO STAY IN BARCELONA
I stayed in these two hostels in Barcelona: Urbany Hostel BCN Go and TOC Hostel Barcelona. I’d recommend both. They’re in good location and very accessible to the metro. There are also shops and restaurants all around the area. However, when it comes to comfort and amenities, I’d prefer TOC Hostel because the rooms are spacious and beds are sturdy. They have nice cafe and swimming pool, too!