During my recent trip to Spain, I only spent one full day in Barcelona. In the morning I went on a tour that explained to me the focal points of the city’s main architects and Gaudi’s work in his cultural and artistic context, and in the afternoon I visited (and shopped at) La Boqueria food market.
In the evening, when it was too late to enter Gaudi’s La Sagrada Familia, I decided I wanted to see at least its exterior, leaving the pleasure to admire it inside next time I head to the Catalan capital. Apparently, La Sagrada Familia was completed only last year, and still today cranes and scaffoldings spoil the view of this stunning creation that according to many is Gaudi’s undisputed masterpiece.
Very religious and extra meticulous, Gaudi ended up moving directly in to “his church” and devote his last years to this project of a lifetime that, sadly, he never saw realized. Here is my small tribute to such a genius.