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Travel Barcelona Spain Sagrada Familia

Gaudi has remarked that this “expiatory church is made by the people and is mirrored in them. It is a work that is in the hands of God and the will of the people.” In his original design, he had planned eighteen spires. The central spire of Jesus Christ is said to have been designed with a massive cross. Gaudi had wanted it to be built at a height of 560 feet and he ensured that it was shorter than the Montjuic Hill in Barcelona. He believed that nature should always stand taller than man’s work and hoped that when the spires are complete, it will become the tallest church in the world.

Sagrada Familia – Barcelona’s great living basilica

One hundred and thirty years after it was begun, Barcelona’s landmark basilica, the Sagrada Familia, continues to be under construction. Designed by the Spanish Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí i Cornet, it is a monument of exquisite beauty described as the living identity of the city of Barcelona.

Join LAKSHMI SHARATH as she turns up Christmas cheer with a photographic tour of the great basilica.