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Must see cathedral in Barcelona

2020-02-03 07:14:17

Although most of the cathedrals or religious establishments have direct structures, Gaudi felt that things should be made similar to nature.

 

Although most of the cathedrals or religious establishments have direct structures, Gaudi felt that things should be made similar to nature.



Gaudi would hang a loaded string from the ceiling to see how the natural arches would form, and he designed the interior of the cathedral based on what he saw.

1. Has 18 towers

When La Sagrada Familia is completed, it will have 18 towers. The 12 towers would represent the apostles, four of them representing the Evangelists, one designated for the Virgin Mary, and of course the last one, the highest one in the middle, would represent Jesus Christ. However, there are currently only eight towers.

2. Gaudi is buried

La Sagrada Familia is home to the tomb of Antoni Gaudi, who was unfortunately killed a few days after the tram struck. Located on the underground level of the building, visitors can see the tomb for themselves. The mausoleum is surrounded by four chapels, each dedicated to a different figure. Gowdy's mausoleum is held in a chapel dedicated to El Carmen the Virgin.

3. People have tried to take it down

In 1936, in the midst of the Spanish Civil War, a group of anarchists broke into the Sagrada Familia and set fire to the crypt. Although many important items related to construction were lost, some were saved. During this period in history, the entire construction of the building was extremely slow for obvious reasons.

4. Controversial

La Sagrada Familia has three aspects, and the Nativity mask was completed by Gaudi himself. Passion Facade and Glory Facade were created much later, and when Passion Fidel was added by Josep Maria Subirach, the idols of Christ on the cross , many argued that they were too abstract and far from Gaudi's style and vision they were finished.

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