The most beautiful place I’ve ever seen

The most beautiful place I’ve ever seen

On my last day in Barcelona, I had still not visited the one place everyone says you have to see. Sagrada Família. The Eiffel Tower, Taj Mahal or Table Mountain of Barcelona. Well, at least this is what I was comparing it to in my mind. No amount of hype could have prepared me for what I saw when I finally made my way there (last stop before the airport, nogal).

The genius architect Antoni Gaudí is the man behind this masterpiece that has been under construction for over a century. Construction began in 1882 and the estimated completion date is 2026.

From afar it looks like a tall sandcastle. The natural shapes of the building make it look like it was built by a child or by nature itself. Gaudí was inspired by nature and you can clearly see it from the textures, shapes and colours he chose to use.

When I first walked inside the building I felt a kind of stillness. The kind you feel when you walk into a big cathedral mixed with the kind you’d feel in a forest. The ceiling was incredibly high. A recorded choir was signing somewhere and people were praying in pews. I couldn’t help but cry. It was an overwhelming feeling. The building is so beautiful and big it feels impossible to take in and explain.

I went up one of the towers and took some photos. Like pictures of a sunset, they really don’t show the grandness of the moment. Hopefully, it sparks some curiosity for when we can travel again.

You can take a virtual tour of the Sagrada Familia on their website or check out the video below for some of the fascinating facts about this masterpiece.

Watch this video on Youtube
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