I was thrilled to attend Mobile World Congress in Barcelona with the Microsoft Lumia Connects team this year. Most of my time was spent learning about tech, but we managed to grab one afternoon for serious sightseeing.
The Sagrada Família Catholic Church designed by Antoni Gaudí was pretty much top of my must-see’s. We didn’t have time to get timed tickets to tour the inside, but trust me – even a visit to the outside is worth it.
Sagrada Família is an expiatory church, which means that it has been built from donations from its very beginnings in 1882. Currently, it is continuing major renovations, which are estimated to be complete in somewhere between 2026-2028. But even with the cranes and scaffolding, the building is stunning.
Every little piece of the facade has art tucked into it, and when I read the history and meaning of the design, it makes me determined to have a much longer visit next time – with a guidebook in hand.
Don’t miss this amazing basilica in the heart of Barcelona. If you can only tour the outside, like I did – it was a quick jump off a tour bus. If you have time for the interior, give yourself more time, and plan to be dazzled.