Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by jporos, Jun 29, 2014.

  1. jporos

    jporos SC Regular

    May 8, 2013
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  2. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Jul 3, 2010
    What an amazing place. I've never seen anything like it.
  3. Chris2500dk

    Chris2500dk SC Top Veteran

    Dec 22, 2011
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    Definetely on my "must visit" list. I've been to Barcelona before but there's so much to see (and the queue for Sagrada Familia was so long) that we spent our time looking at other sights.
  4. Quite striking
  5. Garylh

    Garylh SC Veteran

    I was there over 15 years ago.. Back then the queue was not bad at all. It should be on everyone's must c sites if u are visiting Barcelona..


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  6. jporos

    jporos SC Regular

    May 8, 2013
    The throng of tourists is crazy now, but you can at least buy tickets on-line ahead of time. I think it is worth the wait; I spent about two hours in there.
  7. john m flores

    john m flores SC All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2012
    Wow wow wow. Antonio Gaudi is one of my heroes! I was there nearly 25 years ago and the said that it would take 100 years to complete. They've made a lot of progress in the interim.
  8. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
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    I think they expect to finish it in 2027 now due to the increase in tourist revenue. Absolutely amazing place, and despite the queues the #1 must see site in Barcelona. It feels like this is what all cathedrals would look like if only humans had evolved as a coral-dwelling underwater species instead of walking on land. Great pics! :thumbup:
  9. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
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    you should be able to figure it out...
    I was there 33 years ago and more or less had my run of the place - I'm sure there were other tourists but not enough to leave an impression. I remember walking through the various little walkways up in the spires. All very much under construction then too. I was back in Barcelona briefly four years ago and could barely get within a block of the place it was so over-run. But I guess if it helps them get it done, it's a good thing. OTOH, it's constant state of being un-done is probably part of the charm. It'll probably feel wrong to have it somehow "finished". Amazingly cool place though. I love all of the other smaller Gaudi buildings around Barcelona - just typical little 4-5 story apartment blocks with the facades seemingly dripping away...

  10. sLorenzi

    sLorenzi SC Regular

    Jun 3, 2011
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    Amazing. I love Gaudi's works. Thanks for sharing.