Wednesday, November 18, 2015

BARCELONA: SAGRADA FAMILIA



Today I would like to speak about La Sagrada Família, one of the most impressive buildings in Barcelona. Located between the streets Marina, Provença, Sardenya and Mallorca, stands the Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família, still under construction. Surely, when finished, It will be the most beautiful building in Barcelona.

The Sagrada Família is Antoni Gaudí’s best-known work and has become a symbol of Barcelona. Extravagant and ambitious, this unique modern cathedral has been under construction since 1882, and is expected to be completed by 2030.

The four towers on each façade represent the 12 Apostles. A dome-shaped tower will eventually crown the apse, symbolising the Virgin Mary. The four tall towers dedicated to the evangelists will encircle the central spire, which will be built over the crossing. This spire will represent the Saviour.


Sagrada Familia Basilica in Barcelona
Situated to one side of the Plaça de la Sagrada Família, between the streets Marina, Provença, Sardenya and Mallorca, stands the Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família


Sagrada Familia Basilica in Barcelona
La Sagrada Familia aspires to be a symbolic construction. It has three monumental façades: the eastern one dedicated to the birth of Christ, the western one dedicated to the Passion of Christ, and the Glory façade, which is the biggest of all, and is devoted to religious faith


Birth of Christ facade of Sagrada Familia in Barcelona
The richness of sculptures of the façades of La Sagrada Família can be seen in this image of the Birth of Christ façade


Sagrada Familia Basilica in Barcelona
Another picture of the Birth of Christ façade of La Sagrada Familia, conceived by Gaudí


Birth of Christ facade of Sagrada Familia in Barcelona
Birth of Christ in Sagrada Familia Basilica


Birth of Christ facade of Sagrada Familia in Barcelona
Sculptures representing two of the Three Kings in Birth of Christ facade of Sagrada Familia Basilica


Sagrada Familia Basilica in Barcelona
Image of the façade of La Sagrada Família dedicated to the Passion and Death. This temple is still under construction and it is believed that it could be finished in twenty years. The height of this four towers is 140m. You can go up the towers on foot or using the lift, and enjoy breathtaking views of Barcelona


Sagrada Familia Basilica in Barcelona
Detail of the façade of La Sagrada Família dedicated to the Passion and Death



Sagrada Familia Basilica in Barcelona
Here can be seen some details of a wall of the central nave of La Sagrada Família


Apse of Sagrada Familia Basilica in Barcelona
Windows of the apse of Sagrada Familia Basilica




Sagrada Familia in Barcelona
Apse and one of the towers of Sagrada Familia in Barcelona



Sagrada Familia Basilica in Barcelona
Sagrada Familia lit at night




And finally, three pictures of the construction process of Sagrada Familia Basilica:


Basilica of Sagrada Familia in 1933
Basilica of Sagrada Familia in 1933


Completion of the Sagrada Familia Basilica
Sagrada Familia will be finished in 2026, one hundred years after the death of Antoni Gaudí


Sagrada Familia in Barcelona
Sagrada Familia in Barcelona when it will be finished




Clicking on the next link you will find pictures inside La Sagrada Familia. Besides, I would like to give you some useful informatión in case you want to visit this impressive building designed by Gaudí:

- Address: C/ Mallorca, 401 (08013 Barcelona)
- Phone: +34 932 073 031
- How to get there:
  • Metro L2 and L5, stop Sagrada Família.
  • Bus 19, 33, 34, 43, 44, 50 and 51.
  • Barcelona Bus Turístic, stop Sagrada Família
- Web site: www.sagradafamilia.org

Other modernist buildings you can visit in Barcelona are:



Besides you can visit other beautiful religious buildings in Barcelona:


Finally, clicking on the next link you will find links to more beautiful places of Barcelona. 


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