After a week of breathtaking Gothic cathedrals and Moorish masterpieces Barcelona supplies something completely different: Gaudi's Sagrada Familia - a wonder of stained glass and light. Construction began in 1882 and is ongoing with a hopeful completion planned for 2030. The church is breathtaking for it's light, Gaudi carefully planned the placement of a multitude of windows to capture the light at all times of day; Even planning for different colors of light to shine in sync with the biblical chapter or theme he was displaying in the stained glass. Unlike any cathedral we saw in Spain - or anywhere else in the world, the Sagrada Familia is a must-see while in Barcelona.
Gaudi touched all parts of Barcelona, in addition to the Sagrada Familia you can see his work at the Guell Monumental park:
And along the main streets...