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Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família

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  • Day79

    Ein Tag in Barcelona.

    September 9, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Mit Barcelona ist es wie mit allen grossen Städten 😬😉 ...mindestens eine Woche ist nötig um das Alles zu sehen und auch zu begreifen. Und abends glühen bzw. summen die Füße 😂😂🤪 ...

    Wir haben uns auf die Spuren der Kunst von Gaudi begeben, der bis zum letzten Atemzug im Jahr 1926, sein Leben dem Entwurf und der Fertigstellung des Wahrzeichen der Stadt, der "Sagrada Familia' gewidmet hat. Der Bau hat 1883 begonnen und soll im Jahr 2026 🕊️ nach Plan abgeschlossen sein.

    Auch der Park Güell 🌴🌿🍃 von dem aus ein wunderschöner Blick über Barcelona möglich ist, beruht auf den Entwürfen des Architekten Antoni Gaudi.

    Auf jeden Fall eine Stadt um mehr Zeit zu verbringen 🌼 und wir haben Glück mit dem Wetter ☀️ aber es kündigt sich schlechtes Wetter an, wie so oft Anfang September an der Costa Brava. Vergangenes Jahr, in 2018, gab es sinnflutartige Regenfälle:

    https://youtu.be/6MrsKO9SZbk

    🙄💧
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  • Day2

    Stunned in The Forest

    June 8, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    After successfully reuniting with my number one travel buddy late the night before, we had a nice slow start and made our way to the infamous La Sagrada Familia.

    We had deliberately left our itinerary fairly loose. Kate had just spent two weeks racing around the continent by train and I just needed a good break so we agreed to make the trip as leisurely as possible with only a few sights on our must-see list. Almost all of them were Gaudi oriented.

    La Sagrada Familia (translation 'The Holy Family) is a church like no other. Most large churches and cathedrals have a wow factor. But the interior of this one literally stops you in your tracks. I've never seen anything like it. Unlike many buildings of this nature, this one was only started in the late 19th century and is still under construction with the intention it will be completed in 2026 to mark the 100th anniversary of Gaudi's death. It will have 18 spires (8 of which are completed) and the largest is designed to be one metre less than Montjuïc (a mountain within Barcelona) as Gaudi believed the work of a man should not surpass that of God. These multiple spires (according to the audio guide) create a sensation of verticality 😏

    Inside is like a forest and the use of light is phenomenal. Even the crypt has daylight pouring into it. The stained glass windows are deliberately colder on one side of the church than the other to accentuate the morning and afternoon light. No part of this construction is without carefully considered thought.

    The strangest part of it for me was the disjointedness of designs. Despite constantly being told that designers post Gaudi's death were given strict guidelines on how to continue his vision, you can see the artists in them have left their own marks in style.

    We took over 2 hours independently wandering and exploring the inside of the building before reuniting to take some photos of the exterior. It was here we had a near tragedy and Lego Joey fell onto the edge of the lake in front of La Sagrada. Thankfully Kate went to the rescue, and being the more agile climber was able to retrieve her whilst I kept an eye out for Polizei as we were fairly sure we were trespassing. Our cover story was that Kate had dropped her camera. We didn't think they'd buy a 30-something losing a Lego Mini-figure. Whilst thinking she was gone forever, a slow montage started to play out in my head recalling all the places Lego Joey had been and in reality, how much of her was original Lego Joey.

    Lego Joey was first created in the summer of 2016 in the Lego store in Cardiff. The only original pieces remaining are her hair and camera as she underwent a remodel in May 2017 prior to our big travels. The only change since our American adventures and later Berlin is a recent change from her polka dot skirt to pink stripey trousers (courtesy of the Cheshire Cat). I'm sure you really needed to know that. It at least satisfied me that she wasn't akin to Trigger's broom. Thanks again to Kate for rescuing a big kid's toy and averting inconsolable heartbreak.
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  • Day118

    Sagrada Familia (Barcelona, Spain)

    December 27, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Sagrada Familia, meaning Sacred Family, is a Catholic basilica designed by the architect Antoni Gaudí. It has been under construction for a while now, and will be done by 2026, the 100th anniversary of Gaudí's death. Inside it is incredibly beautiful, with amazing stained glass and ceilings ment to look like a forest.Read more

  • Day2

    Gaudís ewige Baustelle

    January 6 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 9 °C

    Bei der ersten Nacht im Gruppenschlafsaal direkt einen Holzfäller als Nachbarn gehabt und die Schlüsselkarte zwischen Betttuch und Matraze gefunden (natürlich).

    Erste Station: La Sagrada Família - das wohl bekannteste Bauwerk des Architekten Antoni Gaudí, der das Stadtbild Barcelonas entscheidend geprägt hat. Normalerweise ärgert es einen ja immer, wenn man eine Sehenswürdigkeit eingerüstet sieht. Hier verstärken die waghalsigen Plateaus und Kräne denen surrealen Anblick nur noch mehr.Read more

  • Day3

    Gaudí überall

    October 5, 2018 in Spain ⋅ 🌙 21 °C

    Man kann ja nicht jeden Tag 15 km laufen – heute waren es 18! Um kurz nach 10 waren wir schon an Gaudís unvollendetem Lebenswerk, der Basílica de la Sagrada Família. Und weil wir ja schlau sind, hatten wir schon online Tickets gekauft, um nicht ewig anstehen zu müssen. Danach ging es weiter zum Park Güell. Dort fiel auf: So richtig schlau sind wir wohl doch nicht – für heute ausverkauft, Tickets erst wieder für morgen. Egal, denn was uns an Schläue fehlt, machen wir einfach mit Glück wett: Den Großteil des Parks kann man auch ohne Ticket besuchen und der Hauptplatz wird eh gerade renoviert und gleicht eher einer Baustelle. Danach sind wir noch schnell an einigen Gaudí-Gebäuden vorbei im großen Bogen zurück Richtung Hotel; aber nicht ohne (endlich) noch in einer kleinen Bodega ein bis zwei Wermut zu trinken, schließlich machen die Katalanen das so.Read more

  • Day169

    Sagrada Familia (Holy Family)

    October 17, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    Architecture by Antoni Gaudi is very unusual, and is found in many places of the city. His most famous work is this huge church, which was started in 1882, and is still under construction. When completed, it will have six towers and will be the tallest building in the city.

  • Day732

    First Solo trip!

    March 14, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    This was my first Solo trip ever for my 27th birthday! Was nervous at first but this amazing city but me at ease straight away!!! The food, the architecture, the culture, everything about it was phenomenal, the weather wasn’t too bad either! If you’ve yet to visit Barcelona I would suggest you do so it’s amazing, the gothic quarter is my favourite part of the city but the Sagrada Familia is breathtaking. YOU HAVE TO SEE IT WITH YOUR OWN EYES! The camp nou is also a cool place with so much heritage and history it’s unbelievable!Read more

  • Day4

    Las Segrada Familia - Barcelona, Spain

    August 24, 2016 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    My uncle told me that Las Segrada Familia was a must see Gaudí. And so I went. I got on the metro and made my way to the station. When I got off the train I realized that I hadn't looked anything up and didn't know what I was really looking for, let alone where. But then I thought to myslef, "Well, it's a Gaudí. I'll recognize it when I see it for sure." So I climbed the stairs out from under ground and there was nothing the least bit remarkable before me. Then I turned around. Out of the blue as if it had plopped itself on the ground from the sky, stood an enormous castle like structure. The detail of this structure is unparalled and only adds to the grandeur. Also, it is unfinished. Gaudí worked on the plan for Law Segrada Familia for half of his life and it is still being built today. The city hopes to have it completed by 2026 which would be the 100th anniversary of Gaudí's death.Read more

  • Day2

    La Sagrada Familia

    March 28, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    Went on a self guided tour of Antoni Gaudí's finest work, La Sagrada Familia. Visually stunning outside and in, and absolutely massive. Construction is still in progress, scheduled to be completed in 2026, it'll be even taller once the main tower is completed.

    We ended up going to the top towers, followed by a stressful walk back down the 400 winding steps, all while stuck behind the world's slowest people. Still, probably the most impressive architecture I've seen. The view from the inside was definitely better than from the top, owing lots to the different colors streaming from the stained glass windows.Read more

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Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família, Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Familia, Sagrada Família, La Sagrada Família

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