La Sagrada Familia is a curiosity when seen from outside, which in itself makes a visit to it a must when in Barcelona. However, the real experience is to visit the inside, which is completely amazing! Gaudi definitely was a visionary, and he completely reimagined what a cathedral should look like. Gone is the dark and brooding interior typical of the Gothic cathedral, or the opulence and overindulgence of the Baroque cathedral: in La Sagrada Familia, there is light and beauty that celebrates the shapes and forms of nature, with columns and ceiling that mimic trees and branches, and natural light that pours in filtered through the stained class windows that create a truly beautiful light show. The interior lifts the spirit and this, above all, is what makes Gaudi a true genius in my view.