sagrada familia

The Sagrada Familia is really impressive. Even if you do not have much time, you can not leave without seeing it! It is the work of a life of the city’s favorite child, Antoni Gaudí. The magnificent spiers of the unfinished cathedral tear up the sky with its rounded lines inspired by the holy mountain of Montserrat. They are encrusted with sculptures that look alive in the stone. Gaudí died in 1926 before his major work was completed and the rest of the construction is still controversial. Nevertheless, the south-west façade (Passion) with more than four towers, is almost completed and the nave, begun in 1978, is underway. Some say that the structure should have been left as such as a monument in honor of the architect, but today, the chief architect Jordi Bonet defends the idea that this task is sacred, the church being intended for to expiate sins and to ask God’s mercy for Catalonia.

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