The Amazing Gaudi Cathedral
If you are planning a trip to one of the most beautiful cities in Europe – Barcelona, then you should definitely find some time to get familiar with the work of one of the most famous and most unique architects in the world – Antoni Gaudi. This architect has given many beautiful buildings, structures and plans to Barcelona, so it is a good idea to spend one day exploring all these buildings because they are the main reason why Barcelona has such unique and recognizable architectural style. Of course, one of the landmarks of Barcelona and Gaudi’s most popular work is the Sagrada Familia cathedral.
Although this amazing building has many supporters and critics, the truth is that no one denies the fact that this is a magnificent work. What is interesting is that although this cathedral is not yet finished, UNESCO has decided to name it a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Gaudi has worked on this structure for decades and when he died in 1926, the church was about 20% complete. During his life, Gaudi has worked with many artists and architects and the work on the church was continued by people who worked with him. According to some sources, the Sagrada Familia will be finished by 2026. It is worth mentioning that during the Spanish Civil War many of the pieces of art created by Gaudi were destroyed and the work on this structure was slowed own.
Officially known as Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Familia, this cathedral attracts millions of tourists from every corner of the world each year.This landmark is opened during the whole year and visitors can access the towers, nave, crypt, museum and shop. People are especially interested in visiting the towers. The entrance price is relatively low. Those interested to visit this place can also buy tickets online which is a much better solution because they don’t have to wait in lines and they can buy cheaper tickets.
Since the Sagrada Familia is located in the central part of Barcelona, many people are interested to find accommodation exactly in this part of the city. Luckily, there is more than one option for this, but if you are looking for a place that is offering the best services at low cost, then you have come to the right place. Mercedes Heritage Apartments in Barcelona is offering both luxury and superior apartments. These apartments are located only 2.7 km from the Sagrada Familia and it is very easy to reach the cathedral from this place. While it is true that you can use the public transportation to explore this area, it is also true that it takes only 30-minute walk to reach the Sagrada Familia. The apartments are actually on the same street as the Sagrada Familia – Carrer de Provenca. Just walk straight on this street, cross the Diagonal Avenue and after few hundred meters you will reach the Sagrada Familia. In addition, some other attractions in Barcelona like Placa de Catalunya, Camp Nou, Placa d’Espanya and many others are within walking distance.
You can visit official web of Sagrada Familia