Sagrada Família

Gaudí, a man of mystical leaning and spiritual convictions, worked on the Sagrada Família - where work continues today amid religious fervour and the protests of architects - with greater determination and no less freedom than he had shown in his other undertakings. In fact, he spent the last years of his life close to the temple where one of the outbuildings was converted for use as his living quarters. The Sagrada Família - as Barcelona's second cathedral - is a structure of uncommon dimensions. Conceived in the form of a Latin cross with five naves, three façades, an apse and a transept, the temple is famous for its slender towers, which soar nearly one hundred metres over the building and are crowned by ceramic pinnacles. These spires combine both modern, almost aeronautical, lines and overelaborate ornamentation to produce a highly spectacular result which, curiously, is not the most exaggerated of Gaudí's intentions for this work.
excerpt from
Barcelona The City of Gaudì

15 September 2001

Passion Facade

Sagrada Familia Front Wide

Subirachs sculptures

Sagrada Familia Front Scuptures

Sagrada Familia Side

Sagrada Familia Interior

Sagrada Familia Interior Ceiling

interior wall

Sagrada Familia Interior Wall

Norman, enjoying a view
from above

Sagrada Familia Norman

Shelly, looking forward to being
back on the ground

Sagrada Familia Shelly

bell tower

Sagrada Familia Spire Looking Skyward

Sagrada Familia Spire Closeup

Birth Facade

Sagrada Familia Rear

Sagrada Familia Facade Closeup

Sagrada Familia Jesus Figure

Sagrada Familia Spires Closeup

Sagrada Familia Rear Distant

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