18.09.10 – Without a doubt, Sagrada Familía, or Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família, the official Catalan name, is the most amazing architectural site I have ever seen in my life. You can literally pick a random spot in the cathedral and “zoom in” to focus on the smallest section and you would be amazed at the level of detail. Metal sculptures outside and inside the cathedral, the stained glass windows illuminating the interior, the cast iron doors with embossed letters, the way the overall construction appears to be dripped candle wax, if everything wasn’t so unbelievably beautiful you would question the sanity.
When the church is finished it will have 18 towers: 12 dedicated to the apostles, 4 to the evangelists, one to Jesus and another to Mary. — Sagrada Familía website
If you ever get the chance to visit Barcelona, and I hope you do, you have to visit Sagrada Familía because words and pictures cannot describe the experience.
- Concern for the Sagrada Familia (bbc.co.uk)
- Photo Essay: Barcelona & Madrid, Spain (ikiw.org)
- 5 Things you Didn’t Know about Barcelona (hotelclub.com)
- Sagrada Familia: The Unfulfilled Vision of a Unique Architect (neatorama.com)