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Barcelona’s Architectural Masterpiece -  Sagrada Familia – Must See!

Barcelona’s Architectural Masterpiece - Sagrada Familia – Must See!

Whether your time in Barcelona revolves around a layover, weekend away or a longer break, the one thing you cannot miss during your time in the Catalan capital is a visit to the Sagrada Familia. One of the most magnificent churches in the world, this amazing creation comes from the mind of the famous architect Antoni Gaudi. The church is still a work in progress even though construction began in 1882 and is expected to finish in 2026--that’s 100 years after Gaudi's death. Tour this magnificent masterpiece with the Sagrada Familia Travel Guide and Offline Map.

1.      The Size, Detail, and Craftsmanship

Towering over its neighboring buildings, the Sagrada Familia is epic in scale. When complete it will have an impressive 18 spires, according to Gaudi's design, and will be the tallest church in the world. Outside the grand facade's intricate designs cover the walls in their entirety, with different styles being embraced in the telling of Christ's birth, life, and death. Visitors pass under the tree of life, with animals and wildlife to be spotted wherever you look and throughout the church areas are dedicated to everything from saints to sins. Inside the columns of the church are designed to look like trees and branches, and the roof so intricately designed you would want to stare at it for hours.

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2.      The Stained Glass Windows

The stained glass brings the building to life, with rainbows of light showering down onto the walls and columns all around you. They really have to be seen to be believed. They are considered an essential feature of the church. Gaudi gave them the same expressive intricacy as the architecture of the carvings. And if you love it enough, you can even pay to have a pane of glass added with your own name on it.

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3.      The View from the Top

The panoramic view of Barcelona will blow you away. The way the blue ocean from the Barcelona beach from afar contrasted with the orange glow of the church and the cityscape is worth mustering up your courage to defy your fear of heights, if you have one that is. The spectacular view is definitely a must-see for Barcelona first-timers and frequent visitors alike.

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One of the most romantic places on earth, Barcelona

One of the most romantic places on earth, Barcelona

Who will not fall in love with one of the most romantic places on earth, from the various performances in the street, the art and music, wonderful people, laid-back lifestyle, breathtaking architecture and a bunch of activities around- oh man! This is where you can spend the best time of your life. Barcelona is a gigantic destination that offers a lot to tourists. Our eTips travel guide will give you some highlights of this city with near-limitless options!


No Barcelona trip is complete without dining at their restaurants. The ever famous tapas is likely to be found in almost all restaus including paella, esqueixada, escalivada, and canelons- are just some foods you must try.Well known places to eat are in Can Solé, El Atril, Kaiku, Quimet i Quimet and Bracafe are most recommended!

Barcelona most romantics restaurants! Try Paella!
Barcelona most romantics restaurants! Try Paella!


Plenty of art collections that span the medieval times to the 1990’s are prominent in the city, but if you are on a short vacation you won’t be able to visit all 70!Yes, seriously!Aside from the famous attractions including Sagrada Familia and Park Güell, don’t forget to include Picasso masterpieces, The Renaissance and Baroque Art Collection includes works by Titian, Tintoretto, Cranach, and the Museu Nacional D'Art de Catalunya (MNAC) which are indeed historical. Some famous art modernist collections are Ramon Casas, Santiago Rusiñol, Gaudi, Josep Maria Jujol, Picasso, and Pablo Gargallo.

Park Güell one of the most beautiful places in Barcelona
Park Güell one of the most beautiful places in Barcelona


La Boqueria, a food market like no other, is a tourist landmark in Catalonia that will definitely encourage you to come back in Barcelona! It’s a very busy place and is absolutely crammed with diverse selection of foods such as olives, seafood, fruit, meats, and cheeses. The hustle and bustle around here are things you really wouldn’t want to miss!


Of course, visiting Barcelona won’t be complete without getting a good hotel and to discover the place on foot. You'll want to see all the Parc de la Ciutadella has to offer as well as the Parc de Joan Miró, and the Montjuïc castle. These are widely considered as the most beautiful park destinations in the country.

Ooops there you go! There are more things about Barcelona that you’ll get to know more from people around the central area where transportation is easy. Experience the life of Catalonia and feel like a local. Know more about Barcelona by clicking Barcelona Travel Guide and Offline City Map Support.