Rent an holiday apartment near the Sagrada Familia and discover one of the world’s most legendary architects
Jaw-dropping architecture from one of the world’s most legendary architects, right in the heart of Barcelona.
Why not choose an apartment close to the Sagrada Família in the Eixample district for your holiday to Barcelona? If you’re planning a trip to Barcelona, it might feel as if you already know the Sagrada Família, but don’t think that means you won’t be awe-struck by this one-of-a-kind church. Everything about it inspires wonder, from the sheer scale to the impossibly-intricate detail crammed into every square inch. Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí is synonymous with Barcelona and his unique architectural vision can be glimpsed all around the city, but the Sagrada Família was his magnum opus, his greatest gift to the Catalan capital and the finest example of his signature modernista style. Gaudí’s masterpiece might not have been around for as long as other Barcelona landmarks, but there’s no denying that the Sagrada Família is the symbol of Barcelona.
Construction trundles on and you’re bound to see the church with scaffolding or cranes heaving heavy loads, but it’s all part of the charm. After all, how often do you get to see a church being built nowadays? And how often can you say that you stood at the feet of one of the world’s most astounding architectural feats and witnessed it taking shape? It seems apt that the building should come together slowly, and there is something fitting about watching the Sagrada Familia grow… rather than a man-made construction, it seems eternal and organic. The melted-wax façade is reminiscent of a mesh of stalactites and stalagmites, and it doesn’t take much imagination to envisage the Sagrada Familia as something born naturally as a result of millennia of erosion. In fact, some parts are carved into stone from Montserrat, the spiritual heartland of Catalonia, a nest of rugged peaks where Gaudí sought inspiration, and nature is one of the principal themes running through the illustrious architect’s monumental catalogue of work. It’s humbling to think that you’re seeing the Sagrada Familia in a more completed state than Gaudí himself could have ever dreamed of. So attached was Gaudí to the project that it was chosen as his final resting place, and you can visit his crypt. Be sure not to miss ascending the bell tower too – you can see some of the best views of the city from up here. But don’t just take our word for it… book one of Localnomad’s Sagrada Família apartments today!