Sagrada Familia Barcelona
Of all the Modernista building that can be visited in Barcelona and of all the buildings of Barcelona as a whole, the basilica of the Sagrada Familia is doubtless the one with the greatest symbolic value and the foremost ambassador of the city throughout the world. Designed by the genial architect Antoni Gaudi, the Sagrada Familia was sponsored by private iniciative. The bookseller Jose Maria Bocabella, founder of the Spiritual Association of Devotees of St. Joseph, han the idea of achieving , through St Joseph’s intercession, the triumph of the Church in a period of dechristianization fostered by the Industrial Revolution and the far-reaching-social changes. The importance of the Sagrada Familia is twfold: on the one hand, it may be considered a Bible in stone, since the symbols that have already been sculpted and the future ones will present the entire Catholic credo; and on the other, it is the building by Antoni Gaudí that best expresses his way of doing things, since here he applied all the structural solutions that he had studied and used over the course of his lifetime.
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