Barcelona breathes Gaudi, not in the least because of his unfinished lifework, La Sagrada Família. In 1883, Gaudi was commissioned to work on the architecture of the expiatory church, which he did until his death in 1926. Other architects then took over the reigns, and what remains today is an entrancing piece of architecture. Buy your ticket in advance, otherwise you’ll spend a considerate amount of time queueing.
Silently wandering around the basilica is a great experience in itself, but it could be enhanced with an elevator trip to the top. It’s not for those who are afraid of heights, but the so-called daredevils will definitely enjoy the lengthy trip downwards. The stairs are narrow, the view is breathtaking.