Photo Tour of the Sagrada Familia

The Sagrada Familia should definitely be on your must-visit list if you’re planning a trip to Barcelona. Can’t wait until your trip to the Catalonian capital to sneak a peek inside? This photo tour of the Sagrada Familia highlights some of its most spectacular aspects, giving a taste of what’s to come.


It’s arguably Gaudi’s most famous work of art and one of Barcelona’s most popular attractions. The Gothic facade with its towering spires and intricate nativity displays will easily keep your eyes busy for hours. And the inside of the iconic cathedral is even more outstanding.

Photo Tour of the Sagrada Familia

Stained glass windows; Photo Tour of the Sagrada Familia
One of the many incredible stained glass windows dotted throughout the cathedral.
Interior of the cathedral; Photo Tour of the Sagrada Familia
The columns inside are a unique Gaudi design which branch out to support their load, similar to a tree.
Interior of the cathedral; Photo Tour of the Sagrada Familia
None of the interior surfaces are completely flat, except the floor. All other parts are made of abstract shapes, combining smooth curves and jagged points.
Stained glass windows; Photo Tour of the Sagrada Familia
The morning is the best time to visit, when the sun is perfectly positioned to bring the stained glass windows to life.
People walking inside the cathedral; Photo Tour of the Sagrada Familia
If you visit at 9am on a Sunday, you can attend one of the services for free and get the full cathedral experience.
Rainbow colors cast by stained glass windows inside the cathedral; Photo Tour of the Sagrada Familia
The vibrant strobes of colour give the cathedral a happy, upbeat atmosphere not often found in such buildings.
Interior of the cathedral; Photo Tour of the Sagrada Familia
The ceiling is so spectacular it will leave you spellbound. There’s a mirror in place which you can use to take artistic angled shots.
Interior of the cathedral; Photo Tour of the Sagrada Familia
To get an even better look at the cathedral, you can pay a little extra to climb up inside one of the towers and admire the view, which spreads across the city.
Interior of the cathedral; Photo Tour of the Sagrada Familia
From some angles, the cathedral almost feels like a skeleton, with bone-like columns holding everything in place.
Interior of the cathedral; Photo Tour of the Sagrada Familia
With so many parts of the cathedral requiring complex work, it’s no wonder the Sagrada Familia is taking so long to complete!
Interior of the cathedral; Photo Tour of the Sagrada Familia
Being surrounded by such incredible art and architecture, it’s easy to forget you’re inside a cathedral.
Interior of the cathedral; Photo Tour of the Sagrada Familia
The Sagrada Familia is expected to be completed by 2026, the centenary of Gaudi’s death.

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Nicola is a travel and food writer living in the Canary Islands who loves exploring far-off places, pushing herself to the limit and trying local eats wherever she goes.

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