Basilica of Sagrada Familia was soaring in the blue sky at Barcelona. It seemed to be made by brown soil and very complicated structure. I've never seen such church like this shape.
Sagrada Familia means The Holy Family(Jesus, Virgin Mary,Saint Joseph),according to a book.
The atmosphere of the inside differed from its outside completely.
Many big white pillars that fork at upper part hold the ceiling and soft green or golden lights from the stained glass flow to inside. How beautiful!
The inside was bright ,not like common churches. I felt that I was in the bright forest and I also felt I was in the another world.
Each design had highly originality as I've never seen. Antonio Gaudi is really a genius.
When my children visited there about ten years ago, the inside was under construction and many instruments were laid on the floor, according to them. Yes, this church is not still completed. As it is approaching to completion every day little by little, it may be interesting to visit there to see a newly produced part after some years. According to a brochure, it is planed to have 18 spires. Wow, so gorgeous!
Inside of the basilica
As I found figures look like characters in the movies on one facade, I was surprised again. This facade is called "Facade of Passion". They say this express the passion,death and revival of Jesus and by abstracting figures on this facade, internal world are represented.
At the opposite entrance, there was a facade is called " Facade of Birth". This expresses that all bless the birth of Jesus and a story of Holy Family at Nazareth.
|The Facade of Birth|
|The facade of Passion,.Can you see Jesus between two towers behind the net.|
|The underground altar|
Many Gaudi's works are remained in Barcelona
|At the Park Guell|
|At Park Guell, we can see Mediterranean over the city|
|At park Guell, Enjoy optical illusion|
|Casa Mila (a high grade mansion,.the shape of chimneys on the roof are funny)|
|Casa Batllo---This is a mansion,too.|
Palau de la Musica Catalana----This is a concert hall that was designed by Montaner not Gaudi. They were architects in 19~20 century in Barcelona. We couldn't not enter in this hall,as there were no concert on that night.