A new look at the Sagrada Familia

The last time I went to the Sagrada Familia, Gaudí’s celebrated Basilica in Barcelona, it was a work in progress. Scaffolds were on display, the interior was a rough, dark concrete and there was a very scary bridge one could walk on up top. I recently visited the Basilica, twenty years later, to find the scaffolds and cranes still there but the church was a beautiful twenty years of work even more beautiful! As I walked in after a short security check I admired the intricate entrance but was not prepared for what was in store. The interior was a gorgeous multi-colored banquet of visual delight. Exactly as Gaudí had directed, I am told. The sensation of awe was even stronger this time around.

The Basilica entrance, depicting the Nativity
The windows, lighting up the nave spectacularly.
The ceiling-as Gaudí had imagined.
The controversial exit. Its cube-headed Christ on the Crucifix, the 33 – numbers game and all.

 

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