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?
La Sagrada Familia