Outdoor activities in Barcelona would be incomplete without visiting La Sagrada Familia, a masterpiece of architecture and imagination. With the cornerstone being laid 128 years ago, La Sagrada Familia was the creation of Antoni Gaudi who believed that architecture should be an extension of nature. Although the blueprints to the Cathedral were destroyed in 1938, 12 years after the death of Gaudi, the work continued unhampered. La Sagrada Familia is due for completion in the year that heralds the 100 year anniversary of the death of Gaudi; a fitting tribute to a man with an outstanding imagination.
Barcelona visitors nowadays will be impressed by the work of Gaudi, which overspills from Sagrada Familia to Park Guell where one can see how Gaudi's outdoor activities in Barcelona are felt the most. The park is sculpted to join the two elements of nature and architecture seamlessly. Standing on the balcony above the colorful towers of Gaudi's fantasy architecture, visitors will notice the use or ceramics on curved surfaces.
Your outdoor activities in Barcelona will take you through today's modern city, though you will end up back at Sagrada Familia because it beckons the visitor. What visitors know is that they will be greeted by a wonderfully sculpted vision. The figurines in the lower area of the towers are almost alive. The contrast between the old and new ends of the cathedral is apparent; Gaudi's and much more modern additions. La Pedrera and Casa Batlló within the city also show off Gaudi's art nouveau influence.
With more than 2.5 million visitors to La Sagrada Familia each year, Gaudi's work is still admired by all, who wander awe struck by the vastness and exquisite detail. It's as if the building of the Sagrada Familia has soul. Although Gaudi's life came to an abrupt end in a tram accident, his life's work continues to amaze visitors. Stand in awe at the base of the Sagrada Familia towers and see for yourself the startling details in his work. You will believe Gaudi is looking over you. This is his domain and is his final resting place. This is