Thursday, May 2, 2013

Sagrada Familia

 I finally made a visit to the Sagrada Familia!

Sagrada Familia is the top visited place in Spain.  
According to the news, the final completion date is said to be in the next 15 years.

When the church is finished, it will have 18 towers; 
12 to the apostles, 4 to the evangelists, 1 to Jesus and another to Mary. 

Evan and I made it to the top of the "Torre Naixement" tower. 

The ceiling

Different shades of stone can be seen on the pillars. 
This is because there are differences in weight the pillars have to hold. 
The building is build with six different types of stone.

The building was started in 1882.
Since Gaudi's death in 1926, construction slowed down. 
There had been lack of funds and an outbreak of Civil War. 

It was during the Civil War (1936) that most of Gaudi's plans were destroyed. 
According to a website, he was constantly improvising and changing designs during construction. 

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