Model of Casa Mila Antoni Gaudi Barcelona, Spain
Model of the Casa Mila, a private residence, designed by Antoni Gaudi. Curving facades, ironwork like vines, mosaic surfaces. It’s the opposite of the straight lines of contemporary architecture.
Casa Mila atrium Antoni Gaudi Barcelona Spain
Rooftop Chimneys Casa Mila
Sagrada Familia interior
Sagrada Familia columns
On a recent trip to Barcelona, I visited Antoni Gaudi‘s La Sagrada Familia. It has been under construction for decades. Part of the interior is finished enough to open for a mass this summer.
Gaudi’s church is on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, along with many of his other projects.
The basilica itself is a breathtaking experience, from the soaring ceilings to the stained glass windows. The reflections from the windows cast a colorful glow on the ceiling. The colors change with the time of day.
Sagrada Familia Window
Sagrada Familia ceiling reflections
La Sagrada Familia is scheduled to be complete in 2026 to coincide with the anniversary of the architect’s death.