La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain

The single sight that no tourist can miss in Barcelona, Spain is the Basilica and Expiatory Church of the Holy Family, better known as La Sagrada Familia.  Begun in 1882, the church was originally intended to be a traditional Gothic structure designed by Francisco de Paula del Villar.  Antoni Gaudi assumed responsibility for the project in 1883 and changed the design to an Art Nouveau style.  The Passion Facade of the Basilica faces the setting sun and is decorated with scenes from the Passion of Christ.  Completed after Gaudi’s death, the sculptures on the Passion Facade were constructed by a team of sculptors headed by Josep Maria Subirachs in angular forms that are quite different from the style of Gaudi.

La Sagrada Familia

La Sagrada Familia

SOURCE:  La Sagrada Familia (Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 04 August 2011.

La Sagrada Familia from a Distance

La Sagrada Familia from a Distance

SOURCE:  La Sagrada Familia from a Distance (Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 04 August 2011.

Calvary

Calvary

SOURCE:  Calvary (Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 04 August 2011.

The Crucifixion

The Crucifixion

SOURCE:  The Crucifixion (Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 04 August 2011.

Copyright © 2011 by Stephen J. Danko

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