Happy Easter!

Happy Easter everyone!

To celebrate this special day, my family and I had a delicious seafood lunch at the port of Barcelona (Port Olimpico)..and paid a visit to the most famous church in all of Spain, La Sagrada Familia.  Conceived by world famous Catalan architect, Antoni Gaudi, La Sagrada Familia has been under construction for 128 years.

Gaudi devoted 40+ years of his life to La Sagrada familia, which, along with his 6 other buildings in Barcelona, was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site, “as testifying “to Gaudí’s exceptional creative contribution to the development of architecture and building technology”, “having represented el Modernisme of Catalonia” and “anticipated and influenced many of the forms and techniques that were relevant to the development of modern construction in the 20th century.” source

Progress on its construction has been slow as the church relies solely on private donations as well as entrances fees from visitors – La Sagrada Familia receives no funding from the Spanish government nor from official church sources.  If you see anything in Barcelona, you MUST see Gaudi’s greatest work – La Sagrada Familia.  It is the most visited monument in all of Spain – welcoming thousands of visitors daily.

How did you celebrate Easter?

Easter Lunch

This was my Easter Lunch.. What was yours like?

Port Olimpico Barcelona

Yachts at Port Olimpico, Barcelona..

Barceloneta Beach

Barceloneta Beach, Barcelona..

La Sagrada Familia

La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

Isn't it spectacular?

La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

Me and my sister in front of the (newer side of) La Sagrada Familia

La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

The much older side of La Sagrada Familia..this side was built in the time of Gaudi..(who died in 1926).



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2 responses to “Happy Easter!

  1. Joseph

    Joyeuse Pâques!

  2. GASS

    Seriously, how we spend Easter? After those wicked pictures of yours no one will dare tell you anything 😉 And! You call this A lunch! Where’s the Hummus?

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