Sunday, August 10, 2014

Basilica of La Sagrada Familia-Barcelona Spain

"A church is the only thing worthy of representing the feelings of a people, for religion is the highest thing in people", Antonio

Barcelona is a wonderful city. There is much to see and do. I spent a wonderful 2 weeks there. Amazing architecture, museums, parks. In the Center is La Sagrada Familia visited by over 1,000,000 yearly.  There is so much to take in and it is only when you are able to get close that it is appreciated more.that there is so much to take in. The detail of the architecture is phenomenal. 

La Sagrada Familia is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and occupied the life of Antonio Gaudi. He received the commission in 1883 and died before completion of the Basilica.

The facades are: Glory Facade will be entrance to the Church when finished and will represent order of man within the general order of creation; Passion Facade represents pain, sacrifice and the death; Nativity celebrates birth and is considered the Facade of Life, of Joy and Christmas; Apse Facade is consecrated to Our Lady for who Gaudi felt a particular devotion.


Tickets can be bought on line and I recommend doing so to avoid the lines. To appreciate the architecture an audio tour is available. Information for tickets and for additional details about the architecture:

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