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La Sagrada Familia    

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La Sagrada Familia

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona’s favorite son, Antonio Gaudí, never finished his reverent masterpiece, the Sagrada Familía, but that only seems to add to its allure; two million-plus visitors meander through its mystical spaces and climb its twisting staircases every year. Like a drip castle rising up from the middle of Barcelona, the church is Gaudí’s wild interpretation of Gothic architecture, one that is rich with allegory: its ornate façade is covered in sculptures of biblical scenes and dove-filled trees, while the 12 looming bell towers represent the apostles. If the building itself doesn’t blow your mind, consider the timeline of its construction; Gaudí began work on it in 1883, and they hope to wrap it up by 2026--the centenary of Gaudi’s death.

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