Sagrada Família (Spain)
This stunning church is unfinished but nonetheless remains one of Gaudí’s masterpieces. The construction began in 1882 and Gaudí continued to work on it until his death in 1926. The basilica is still under construction (currently, only 8 of the 18 towers Gaudí planned to build are finished), but it is already accessible to the public. The basilica should be completed in 2026, a hundred years after the architect’s death.
Its exterior is magnificent. The basilica has three majestic façades, each depicting a significant event from Christ’s life: Nativity Façade picturing the birth of Jesus, Passion Façade dedicated to Jesus’s suffering during his crucifixion and Glory Façade representing his glory after the resurrection.
The interior is also stunning thanks to its high ceilings and tree-like columns. Gaudí made great use of light when designing the cathedral – admire the colourful windows and the play of lights between walls made of white marble.
Reserve your tickets beforehand to avoid long lines and note that entry to the towers is not included in the basic ticket. Various guided tours are available for both individuals and groups on the official website.