There are 7 masterpieces of Gaudi’s in Barcelona yet we picked 2 out all at the end for this short trip. Parc Guell also makes sense to visit better with Gael and I always always wanted to go visit the Casa Mila’ or better known as La Pedrera house and also the church Sagrada Familia. Personally, Casa Mila’ always struck me as the most and the best modern design work that Gaudi ever had done. It almost comes to me as a shock to hear that Gaudi had built this house in the period of 1905-1912. What an architect with a vision and creativity he was….!!
From the top; the facade, court yard, lobby, attic, the model of Casa Mila’ and the famous roof top.
Now here we are at the Sagrada Familia. One tip for everyone. Plan to visit all the Gaudi sites for the first thing in the morning. Casa Mila’ wasn’t too bad. We were in a line for an half an hour then we were able to get in. But Sagrada Familia? We had to attempt 3 times then the last one was at early as 9:00 am in the morning. The church opens to public at 9:00 am but be there like 8:30 then it would be nice and quick. The wait is totally worth to do so but you don’t want to be in the line for hours.
The massive private fund Roman catholic church Sagrada Familia was built back in 1882 has not still completed yet. The expected date of completion of this church is not until the year 2026. Isn’t that just crazy??? The vast scale and idiosyncratic design of this church feels almost daring and Rebellious to me. It’s crazy awesome. The underground level of this church houses the gypsum workshop to complete this master piece in behalf of Gaudi himself. By paying 2 extra euro, you can use a lift to the top of narrow tower to experience the famous stair cases and different views of the church from the different heights and angles through numerous small windows along the tower.
It’s breath taking.