Imposing entrance to Gaudi's Sagrada Familia (©Patric Schielke/iStock/Thinkstock)
The craggy Nativity Façade, completed shortly before Gaudí’s death in 1926, is a magical introduction to this masterpiece. Its soaring bulbous spires are seen from all over the city. Work finally began again on the temple in the 1950s, and the building has courted controversy ever since, particularly with the recently completed Passion Façade. Open daily Apr-Sep 9am-8pm; Oct-Mar daily 9am-6pm. Adult from €19.30, extra for guide and tower.