When I walked toward the La Sagrada Familia, the beauty and awe of the architecture took my breath away. My reaction was similar to that of the Hagia Sophia in that studying it in college vs. actually seeing it in person is kind of surreal, but better, if you can imagine it. Designed by Antoni Gaudi, this church is his Magnum Opus and is still being built to this day. Gaudi died in 1926, on his way to church (how is THAT for irony?), and the project may be completed by the anniversary of his death.
I always get excited taking pictures while experiencing gorgeous architecture, but when I look at them at the end of the day while writing about it, I’m always disappointed that the huge scale, the beauty, and the great emotions I felt cannot be conveyed with pictures. Therefore, you MUST experience all the glory in person, and I hope you get to travel to these amazing places, too.
Here are just a few pictures of Gaudi’s masterpiece: