As awe-inspring as the exterior of La Sagrada Basilica may be, the inside blows that all out of the water. Or maybe into the water would be a better choice of words?
My uncle commented that the interior looked like the inside of a giant sea creature, and I don’t disagree. The whole thing looks like a Giger/Seuss-inspired amalgam and it’s absolutely amazing. The columns reach towards the ceiling like organic tendrils. Said ceiling is festooned with flowering star-shaped objects.
The light cascades down from the oculus and bathes the basilica in soft white light, starkly juxtaposing the bleak look of the exterior. Beautiful stained glass covers the majority of the lower windows, drawing in the noon-day light and projecting it across the walls in a multicolored array.
The whole thing is quite breathtaking.