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Exploring One of Barcelona’s Most Iconic Churches

Marc Rovner

A native of East Rockaway, New York, Marc Rovner is a senior staff attorney at BETA Abstract, LLC, a multimillion-dollar title insurance company with offices in New York, New Jersey, and Florida. Marc Rovner has traveled from his home in East Rockaway to global destinations including Venice and Barcelona.

Barcelona is home to some of the boldest and unique sculptural buildings in the world. Just strolling around the city reveals endless of beautiful architecture with a mix of traditional and modern influences. La Sagrada Família is one of the churches that is hard to miss due to its striking and towering position in the middle of the city.

A popular place to visit in Spain, La Sagrada Família is a highly acclaimed church and a masterwork of modernist architect Antonio Gaudi. The construction began in 1882 and is expected to be completed in 2026. The architecture of the church is a mix of Gothic and modern geometric design. Though the exterior view alone is worth the trip, there are guided tours for those who want to enter the church and get a look at the intricate pillars, sacred sculptures, and religious statues.

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