Gaudí’s incredible architecture has a new illuminated feature visible from land and sea. The 12-pointed star that crowns Mary’s tower of the Sagrada Familia was lit up for the first time on the traditional date of the commemoration of Mary, on December 8th, along with her tower’s 800 windows. The 138 m (453′) tall tower that supports the five ton star is the first to built since the 1970s.
Whether or not we share the beliefs of the Catholic church, the design and visual splendor of the church by Antonio Gaudí in Barcelona are impressive. My favorite quote of the master architect when asked when the building would be finished, over 100 years ago, was, “My client is not in a hurry.”
If you would like to see the tower lit up for the first time, click on the next words; short video.
I got a chance to visit the Sagrada Familia church under construction in 1987. To see my photos, click on the word Barcelona. Amazing to see the progress in the past thirty years!
What is the most decoratively splendid building you have seen?
P.S. On the Sagrada Familia website, they mention their Covid precautions. However, the phrase “amigo falso” (false friend) came to mind for the way they said it, check their note; sanity versus sanitary! I hope the sanity rules aren’t too strict. –RC
[“Covid-19: To ensure your health, Sagrada Familia is applying all health and sanity measures established by the Ministry of Health. Check here sanity rules for visitor.”]