If there’s one thing Barcelona, Spain is known for, it’s its beautiful cathedrals. These buildings stand hundreds of feet tall and are historic monuments to the nation’s religious past and present. The city is already rich in history, but its faith goes far back. The city is almost as historic as the Roman remains found in Via Laietana. Some of the most magniciant structures are in Barcelona with amazing arcitechtural appeal.
Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia
If you know anything about Barcelona, it’s that Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia (which stands for Church of the Holly Family) is the most famous. It is a historic Christian symbol, especially in the way the building is designed. The Pope declared it a minor basilica in Novemeber of 2010. The work on this church begain in 1882 by famous architect Gaudi. Though not complete yet, it is clear this structure holds much of the Christian symbolism. People expect that it will be complete by 2020, which will be the 100th year since Gaudi’s death.
Cathedral of Barelona
Perhaps one of the more Romanesque cathedrals, don’t mistake this church for anything other than a Gothic style. It was dedicated to the Holy Cross and then to Santa Eulalia. During Christmas, there’s a beautiful street market stationed out in front of the church that tourists love to visit.
Templo Expiatorio del Sagrado Corazo
The construction of this church is a significant symbol and landmark to Barcelona. When traveling to the city, it is likely the first thing you’ll see, whether you’re taking a car or flying into the city by plane. Amazingly enough, in front of the temple is the Tibidabo amusement park, one of the oldest in Europe.
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