La Sagrada Família

The La Sagrada Família in Barcelona is amazing!  It is unlike any church I have visited before.  It is a Roman Catholic Church that was designed by Antoni Gaudí. Construction on the church started in 1882 and it is still not completed.  Gaudí died in 1926 and less than a quarter of the church was completed.  It probably won’t be completed for another 10 years or more!

Spires: 8 of the 18 spires have been completed.  Each spire represents the 12 Apostles, Mary, the 4 Evangelists (Matthew, Mark, Luke & John) & Jesus.

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Exterior of the Church:  There are three major facades, one dedicated to the Nativity, one for the Passion and one for the Glory.  We entered the church by Nativity Facade.  The amount of detail on the exterior of the church is astounding.

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Interior of the church:  This is not what you would expect.  It seems so light and I loved the design of the stained glass windows.  The columns look like tree trunks and at the top you can see what looks like leaves.

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Some pictures of the artistic windows.

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This is a must-see if you are visiting Barcelona.  I don’t think the pictures can do the church justice.  It is just something you need to experience in person!

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