Sagrada Família, Barcelona

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    La Sagrada Familia
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    by Sharrie Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Visit SAGRADA FAMILIA! The most amazing church I've ever been & one that's still under construction since groundwork was laid in 1882 & death of its architect in 1926!

    Fondest memory: Discovery of the greatest collection of Art Nouveau buildings in the world! Catalan Modernisme: this is art to me! Wow, what an uplifting experience!

    Sagrada Familia
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    by biker7 Written Nov 20, 2002

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    Favorite thing: This amazing bit of architecture will blow your mind - I`ve never seen anything quite like it.

    It was designed by Gaudi and is still being finished - everything about it seem so delicate and interwoven.

    Fondest memory: Went to see a Barcelona game at the Neu Camp (they beat Bolagna 2 - 0). The sight of a packed stadium filled with enthusiastic fans of both sides without a hint of trouble was excellent.

    The stadium is awesome and well laid out and I had a great view. Some Barca fans helped me out with spanish translations and then went out for some beers with me afterwards.

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    Check out the sites. You...

    by bobuk Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Check out the sites. You should check other VT pages for tips, but one of the obvious sites to visit is the
    Sagrada Familiar (by Antonin Gaudi). This is me thinking (this is all great fun, but for christ sake lets go and have a beer !).

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    Visit the Temple Expiatiori de...

    by worldkiwi Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Visit the Temple Expiatiori de la Sagrada Familia.
    Simply known as Sagrada Familia, this massive unfinished cathedral was designed by Gaudi and when he died, remained as his greatest monument. Work proceeds now to complete this imposing structure along the lines Gaudi may have planned. The place is the highlight of a trip to Barcelona and in the neighbourhood, there are other beautiful and strange buildings. Getting to Sagrada Familia is easy when there's a Metro station right beside it.

    Fondest memory: This was the highlight of my trip.

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    Go to see symbol of Spain -...

    by zheyy Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Go to see symbol of Spain - Sagrada Familia(More pics are in Travelogue ^^)

    Fondest memory: This is one of the city's most representative and emblematic monuments, as well as one of the most popular with visitors. Gaudi began to direct work on this cathedral in 1883, following the original plans drawn up by Francesc De Paula Villar. The main impulsor of the idea of dedicating a church to the exaltation of Saint Joseph and the Holy Family as symbols of stability and family values. Its completion now depends on donations.

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    by JulesH Written Sep 8, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Visit the Sagrada Familia. This building is unique and breathtaking no matter how you feel about the actual aesthetics of the arctitecture. I think it's the most daring and interestingly beautiful building I have ever seen.

    Fondest memory: Arriving at Arc de Triomphe station on a Sunday afternoon and strolling through the Citudella in the sunshine. Everyone seemed to be in the park. Families out for a stroll, groups of young people sitting on the grass chatting, juggling, practising yoga, playing bongos, children playing...everywhere, children playing. Everyone smiled at us and made us feel welcome.

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    Sagrada Familia. Although this...

    by francismir Written Sep 8, 2002

    Favorite thing: Sagrada Familia. Although this has not yet been finished it is absolutely breathtaking! Oh and all of the Gaudi stuff as well such as the many houses he built in the city and the Park Guell. The architecture is simply astounding.

    Fondest memory: Barcelona is such a living and creatively city and this is the reason why i love it so much. Every aspect of its being exudes creativity, from the buildings to the clothes of the people and even to their attitudes. This is also the reason why i'm moving here.

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    See the Sagrada Familia...

    by daarth Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: See the Sagrada Familia church.

    Fondest memory: I have been a big fan of Gaudi for many years. This is the most famous building, but there are many more buidings and sites of Gaudi in Barcelona.
    (I had to borrow this pic)

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    visit the Sagrada Familia, it...

    by delon Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: visit the Sagrada Familia, it is an unfinished church whose construction began late 19th century and has still not been completed due to several attacks, death of the constructor Antonio Gaudi and loss of the original plans of the church. It is an amazing structure which can be easily identified amongst the skyline of Barcelona. There are intricate carvings on the face of this structure, which simply beautifies its presence. See adjoining pic

    Fondest memory: The huge crowds, the local dance after Sunday mass outside the churches and the vibrant street of La Rambla.

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    Antoni Gaudi's work is all...

    by zizquark Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Antoni Gaudi's work is all over Barcelona. He was an Architect, artist , craftsman and So much moe. Here his work, The Sagrada Familia. a wonrous church can be seen. He died in a streetcar accident before it was ever finishe. Construction is continually going on to complete the Masterpiece. Other artisans became involved and they are completing the church in a more modern way. You see the contrast of stles and it ismind bogglind as to all the creativity present here.

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    Sagrada Familia is a very...

    by chrissyalex Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Sagrada Familia is a very unusual church.Antoni Gaudi
    started working on the church in 1883 and continued to work on it until his death 16 years later.Construction ceased after his death. After the Civil War, work resumed and it continues today. Gaudi is buried in the crypt.

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    see the Sagrada Familia. It...

    by octavius Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: see the Sagrada Familia. It goes without saying that the architectural works of Gaudi are the most familiar aspects of the city. In my experience, Barcelona is more of a city for shopping, people watching, and nightlife (of course). But if you do nothing more during the day, you must see the works of this incredible artist!

    PHOTO: Sagrada Familia from main entrance

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  • This is the Temple de la...

    by Jillworld Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: This is the Temple de la Sagrada Familia, designed by Gaudi. It is not yet completed, but a new architect is picking up where Gaudi left off. It is a beautiful, yet slightly bizarre, structure - I could have looked at it for hours! I am afraid my photo does not come near to capturing it's intrigues, so you will just have to go and see for yourself! There is a lot of Gaudi's work to be seen in Barcelona, and you will have no trouble locating tourist maps that lead you to them.

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    The 'Sagrada Familia' is the...

    by naranja Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: The 'Sagrada Familia' is the most unusual church in Europe. Nature gave the inspiration to this grandest of Gaudì's work, full of symbolism. Of the 12 spires, one for each apostle, only 8 have been finished (the place is a constant construction site),and are covered by Venetian mosaics.

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    Visit La Sagrada Familia. Walk...

    by jmbredeck Written Aug 24, 2002

    Favorite thing: Visit La Sagrada Familia. Walk down the Rambles and into the Barri Gotic. Have lunch out at Barceloneta.

    Fondest memory: A tremendous lunch with my Amic dels Amics del Gran Caganer, Jordi Falgas -- held inside, alongside and upstairs from the Central Market.

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