Tuesday, January 11, 2011

BARCELONA: INSIDE THE SAGRADA FAMILIA


In the end I have paid a visit to the most impressive modernist building in  Barcelona: I have entered The Sagrada Familia, the Antoni Gaudí's masterpiece.


This basilica is really beautiful and relaxing because you feel that nature is everywhere inside this building. Inside its main nave I felt as If I were in a forest surrounded by high trees with their branches pointing to the sky. I have never felt this way inside a religious building.


Transept of Sagrada Familia Basilica
Transept of Sagrada Familia Basilica



And now, more pictures of La Sagrada Familia:


Main Nave of La Sagrada Familia



Apse of Sagrada Familia Basilica in Barcelona
Main nave and apse of Sagrada Familia Basilica in Barcelona



Sagrada Familia in Barcelona
Overview of the main nave of Sagrada Familia




Inside Sagrada Familia in Barcelona
There is always a lot of people visiting Sagrada Familia Basilica


Inside La Sagrada FamiliaThe baldaquin of La Sagrada Familia appears in the background



Curved Line in the Main Nave of La Sagrada Familia


Inside Sagrada Familia in Barcelona
Typical modernist curved handrail inside La Sagrada Familia


Inside Sagrada Familia in Barcelona
Typical modernist curved staircase inside La Sagrada Familia


Right Aisle of La Sagrada Familia


Right aisle of Sagrada Familia Basilica
Right aisle of Sagrada Familia Basilica



Sagrada Familia Basilica in Barcelona
As it can be seen, La Sagrada Familia is higher than most of churches all over the world


Sagrada Familia Basilica in Barcelona
Detail of the stained glass window in the right aisle of La Sagrada Familia


Inside Sagrada Familia Basilica in Barcelona
Thanks to these stained glass windows La Sagrada Familia is a light building



Left Aisle of La Sagrada Familia



Inside Sagrada Familia Basilica in Barcelona
Left aisle of Sagrada Familia Basilica in Barcelona



Inside Sagrada Familia Basilica in Barcelona
Detail of the stained glass window in the left aisle of La Sagrada Familia


Ceiling of La Sagrada Familia



Inside Sagrada Familia Basilica in Barcelona
Ceiling of the main nave of La Sagrada Familia, one of the most beautiful elements of this basilica


Sagrada Familia Basilica in Barcelona
These columns inside Sagrada Familia Basilica look like branches


Apse, Altar and Baldaquin of La Sagrada Familia


Apse of Sagrada Familia in Barcelona
Apse of Sagrada Familia Basilica in Barcelona

Baldaquin of Sagrada Familia Basilica
Detail of the Baldaquin of Sagrada Familia Basilica in Barcelona


Sagrada Familia in Barcelona
Stained glass window in the apse of La Sagrada Familia



Crypy of Sagrada Familia Basilica
Crypy of Sagrada Familia Basilica

Tomb of Antoni Gaudí in the crypy of Sagrada Familia
Tomb of Antoni Gaudí in the crypy of Sagrada Familia Basilica


Sagrada Familia in Barcelona lit at night
Sagrada Familia in Barcelona lit at night


Clicking on the next link you will find more pictures of 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
- Opening Time:
  • From October to March, daily from 9am to 6pm.
  • From April to September, daily from 9am to 8pm.
  • January 1st and 6th, December 25th and 26th, from 9am to 2pm.


Antoni Gaudí also designed other impressive modernist buildings like:


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.



1 comment:

Elismondris said...

Your photos are great!!!

I had seen the Sagrada Familia on TV news because of Pope’s visit and I thought that it was a spectacular religious building. But my opinion was better when I could see it last week. When I got inside it, I was extremely impressed because of his beauty. It’s a religious place where you can see the strange mixture between brightness and colourful. It’s the most wonderful religious place that I have ever seen and obviously, I ‘m looking forward to seeing how it will be when Sagrada Familia will have completely built.