Where do I start with Antoni Gaudi? The man is simply a genius. Built in part by him, and still under construction more than a century after his death, the Sagrada Familia is without a doubt Barcelona’s crowning jewel. Whether it was back in 1992, when the Summer Olympics was held in the city, or 10 years ago, I don’t know the exact moment the church hooked me. The most beautiful church I’ve ever seen, so grand in design and concept, it leaves me speechless.
Climb. While the church interior is amazing, the exterior viewed from one of the towers is just as beautiful. The view from below simply doesn't do justice when you see the intricate architectural details up-close. We booked to go up the Nativity Façade tower, however, the elevator had some technical issues during our visit so we were diverted to the Passion Façade tower instead. So, should you go up, choose Nativity Façade as it provides a better bird’s eye view of Barcelona, and of course, it is the façade that Gaudi designed himself.