Gaudí began this utterly surreal temple in 1882 and it is still under construction. Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada ... More
Sagrada Família (Basilica de la Sagrada Família)
Gaudí began this utterly surreal temple in 1882 and it is still under construction. Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família (Expiatory Temple of the Holy Family) was originally intended to be a modest, NeoGothic church, but it has become the most famous building in Barcelona. Gaudí broke away from the reigning NeoGothic style of the late 19th and early 20th centuries and imbued every element of the Sagrada Família with symbolic meaning. Turtles form the base of columns (the Chinese symbol of order within chaos) and the pillars are palm trees. The most outstanding feature of this building is its Baroque style, plus the mixture of colors and the diversity of materials used (plaster, ceramics, mosaic, iron and many types of stone).
I loved this place because there was so much history behind it and it is so old. It is the oldest building that has not yet been completed. They are still doing the origional plans for the temple. It is very beautiful and huge. I would definitely go here.
This is very interesting loooking church. If you are in to building architecture, you should not miss it. The guided tour is pretty good and will give you a better presepective of the meaning of all the sculptures. Try and go early before bus loads of tourists show up. The place gets pretty crowded.
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