Monday, 4 February 2008

Sagrada Familia

The Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Familia or simply Sagrada Familia, Antoni Gaudí's unfinished masterpiece, is one of Barcelona's most popular tourist attractions. Construction on this church will continue at least until 2041, but it has already become Barcelona's most important landmark.

The Nativity façade and the Crypt of the Sagrada Família, are recently declared "World heritage" by the UNESCO. The church of the Sagrada Família is in process of construction and consequently the interior is open and submitted, the same as the outside, to the weather inclemencies. In spite of it, in general the building is in good conditions.

Even though the Sagrada Familia is far from finished, the remarkable church is well worth a visit. You can visit the crypt were Gaudí is buried. A museum tells the story of this great architect and the history of the church.You can also visit the towers. A lift and a long walk will lead you to the top of a tower from where you have a magnificent view over Barcelona. The climb is not recommended for those with fear of heights or for people with claustrophobia!

Want to rent an apartment to enjoy Gaudí's work?

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