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Sagrada Familia in Barcelona

By Clarke Watson Subscribe to RSS | February 2nd 2012 | Views:
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Sagrada Familia is a magnificent structure that took quite some years to complete. It is the most visited place in Barcelona and when you plan your trip to Barcelona, do not forget to go to this place. The designer of this building was Antonio Gaudi, and it was under construction for almost 100 years. The reasons for the delay of completing this building are due to non availability of funds, political developments and many more. The architectural beauty of this building will leave you mesmerized and take you to a total different world. As the building has been built over several years, you will get a glimpse of the history of various years.

The architecture does not depict any one particular style, but is fusion of various styles over the many years. This is a temple that is designed and constructed by Gaudi. The construction of this building started in 1883 and went on until 1926, the year Gaudi expired. The building has been constructed by Gaudi in order to pay tribute to the holy family in Barcelona.

With so many pillars and lot of intricate works, this structure itself is a great piece of artwork and architecture. Many parts of the building still require construction and finesse, but the overall structure is almost done. You can get a good view of this building from the park nearby. It can easily be the tallest church in the whole world. However, the completion of this church was expected to be only in 2026, yet most of it has been done now itself.

Though you can see many styles of architecture, but predominantly gothic style is present and that makes this a truly marvelous piece of art. The building has been consecrated as Minor basilica by the Pope Benedict XVI. The exterior of the building has many carvings and one of them also depicts the crucification of Jesus. The time taken for its completion is justifiable, as many very intricate designs and sculptures adorn this building. Basically, there are three facades called the Easter facade or nativity facade, on the west is the Passion facade and on the south lays the Glory facade. Glory facade which was started in the year 2002 is going to be the biggest monument in the world. You also find the eight apostles of Jesus in an ascending order.

In short, this monument is a must visit on your trip to Barcelona.

Clarke Watson - About Author:
Club Villamar offers many holiday villas dispersed all over location vacances espagne and whether on the Location Lloret del Mar. Holiday in Spain offers not only freedom but also a wide choice a vacation holiday in location vacances en espagne. Learn More About Clubvillamar Holidays on Clarke Watson Blog.

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