About La Sagrada Familia
La Sagrada Familia - a Tourist Trap or an Architectural Miracle?
Many have believed that the saving grace of La Sagrada Familia was the fact that it remained an unfinished dream of a genius who was driven by crazy fantasies towards the end of his career. Some said that once the temple was finally complete, no one would bother to venture inside. Some even termed the building as a tourist trap and a space without a soul. However, Sagrada Familia offers so much more than what meets the eye. People tend to get so caught up with the aesthetics and most people don’t realize that the La Sagrada Familia building is a result of incredibly advanced structural engineering and sophisticated mathematics, designed using techniques that would baffle many modern-day architects and their machines.
What makes La Sagrada Familia even more inspiring was that it was literally torn down during an uprising in the 1900s and rebuilt using the few sketches and models that didn’t find their way in the hands of Catalan anarchists during the Spanish Civil War. The church might present a difficult sight for those with puritan beliefs or those who prefer straight lines, but it remains to be an incredible attraction whose designs have baffled some of the finest engineers and architects of time.
Museu Gaudi in Sagrada Familia
The Museu Gaudi, located within the temple complex, opens at the same time as the church and presents a range of interesting artifacts and exhibits that bring Gaudi’s work and ideas to life. The museum is full of photographs and models of the La Sagrada Familia and also presents a viewing point that offers views of the crypt in which this architectural genius is buried.
Exploring the Sagrada Familia
Despite the fact that the site is still under construction, tourists are allowed to visit and explore the completed areas at their own pace.