Sagrada Família – Barcelona, Day 12

On Day 12 of our Gate 1 Tour of Spain we had a free day! We started our day at Sagrada Família, where we had a timed ticket to get inside. We had a tape recorder which took you thru the inside with numbered spots and info about that area. Definitely worth the money.

One of my favorite experiences of the whole trip was this amazing church, the Sagrada Família. Designed by Antoni Gaudi.

Reus, 25 June 1852 – Barcelona, 10 June 1926

Ahead of his time, unique. A man of faith, observer of nature and genius architect, Antoni Gaudí has become a universal figure in modern architecture. His contribution to this discipline broke all the established rules. With never-before-seen building and structural systems, he created his own unique, unprecedented methodology and a style suffused with symbolism with the utmost care in every detail, showing his love of artisan trades. (From Sagrada Familia.org)
 

I thought during this post I would show you some photos of the beautiful stained glass and colors that filter thru everywhere.

I could have stayed here all day just to see how the sun and colors played out.

HISTORY OF THE BASÍLICA

The Sagrada Família is a one-of-a-kind temple, for its origins, foundation and purpose. Fruit of the work of genius architect Antoni Gaudí, the project was promoted by the people for the people. Five generations now have watched the Temple progress in Barcelona. Today, more than 135 years after the laying of the cornerstone, construction continues on the Basilica and is expected to be completed in 2026.

I definitely felt like it was a spiritual place and stood in wonder at the beauty.

Come back tomorrow for more of this wonderful church. Until then, LAF

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