I recently spent a few days in Barcelona, Spain. The obligatory visit to the Gaudi Cathedral left me uninspired, if I’m honest. I didn’t find it a spiritual place – and the sheer number of tourists taking their selfies made the space pretty manic. Light levels were quite low as it was a cloudy day, so I had to push the ISO on my compact camera up a fair bit.
The spiritual side of the cathedral is lost in the modernism design. Plus, the constant construction also detracts. My sister and I were disappointed when we saw it years ago.