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Gaudi’s Magnificent La Sagrada Familia is a Vino con Vista UNESCO Site in Barcelona Spain

Maqueta de la Sagrada Familia

Maqueta de la Sagrada Familia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Ventilation towers on the roof of Cas...

English: Ventilation towers on the roof of Casa Milà designed by Antoni Gaudi, Barcelona, Spain Français : Cheminées d’aération sur le toit de la Casa Milà réalisée par Antoni Gaudi, Barcelone, Espagne (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Sagrada Família church, by Gaudí.

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English: The Sagrada Familia viewed from Casa ...

English: The Sagrada Familia viewed from Casa Milà, Barcelona, Spain Français : La Sagrada Familia vue de la Casa Milà, Barcelone, Espagne (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Español: Gaudí y el nuncio Ragonesi visitan la...

Español: Gaudí y el nuncio Ragonesi visitan la Sagrada Familia (1915). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Sculpture of Philip the Apostle on a ...

English: Sculpture of Philip the Apostle on a tower of the Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain Français : Sculpture de l’Apôtre Philippe sur une des tours de la Sagrada Familia, Barcelone, Espagne (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Español: Fachada del Nacimiento, Sagrada Familia (Barcelona). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There are seven properties built by the renowned architect Antoni Gaudí (1852–1926) in or near Barcelona that have been classified as UNESCO sites. Barcelona is blessed with the legacy of this incredible man in the same way that the city of Rome is blessed with Bernini‘s legacy.

His exceptional masterpieces yield harmonious colors and fluid lines that are a testiment to his creative genius. He contributed to the development of architecture and building technology in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Antoni Gaudí, Casa Batlló

Antoni Gaudí, Casa Batlló (Photo credit: profzucker)

The UNESCO monuments include: Casa Vicens; Gaudí’s work on the Nativity façade and Crypt of La Sagrada Familia; Casa Batlló; and the Crypt in Colonia Güell. His works demonstrate “el Modernisme of Catalonia.”

Antoni Gaudi was born in Reus in 1852, a small town south of Barcelona. He died in an accident in 1926.

Interior del Templo Expiatorio de la Sagrada F...

Interior del Templo Expiatorio de la Sagrada Familia en Barcelona (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

His major feat was his association with the church of Sagrada Familia that was started by the architect Francesc de P. del Villar in 1882 in Gothic revival style. In 1883, Gaudi made fundamental changes to the project and he continued working on the church based on a Latin cross, until his death. Visit the museum under the church that chronicles Gaudi’s contributions including his models and his original drawings.

Détail de la Sagrada Familia de Gaudi à Barcelone

Détail de la Sagrada Familia de Gaudi à Barcelone (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Gaudi’s vision has been realized http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irlQiGnUuMQ. The passionate commitment of the heroic efforts of people involved in building this magnificent church will make you weep.

Gaudi's Barcelona Spain

Gaudi's Barcelona Spain Sagrada Familia

Sagrada Familia in Barcelona Spain

Gaudi's Barcelona Spain

The church has three facades: The Nativity to the east, the Passion facade on the west and the Glory facade on the south which has not been completed. The Glory facade will explain the life and the end of man presided over by St. Joseph in his workshop. Watch a brief video to see the magnificent structure http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hskV6b9SwPA.

Español: Busto de Gaudí, Joan Matamala, Museo ...

Español: Busto de Gaudí, Joan Matamala, Museo de la Sagrada familia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The influencial architect has the most influence on the Nativity facade. It was built between 1894 and 1930. It is dedicated to the birth of Jesus and is decorated with ornate sculptures and faces the rising sun to the northeast. It is divided into three porticos that represent faith, hope and charity. The Tree of Life rises above the door. The facade includes different episodes of the Childhood of Jesus including the Immaculate Conception.

Gaudi's Barcelona Spain

Gaudi's Barcelona Spain

Nativity Facade

Gaudi's Barcelona Spain

Sagrada Familia Church in Barcelona Spain

The Passion facade has gaunt, skeletal characters which were designed by Josep Maria Subirachs. His hard llines represent the pain and final scrifice of the life of Jesus. A crucified Christ presides over the central door surrounded by the people that were present at his agony. Three Lati nwords appear on this facade: Veritas, Vida and Via because Jesus is the Way. The work was completed in 1978. The Last Supper and the Kiss of Judas are sculpted into the facade that is supported by six columns designed to resemble sequoia trunks.

Sagrada Familia in Barcelona Spain

Passion Facade of Sagrada Familia in Barcelona

Kiss of Judas

Passion Facade of Sagrada Familia in Barcelona

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Gaudi's Sagrada Familia

The stratospheric magnificence of the ornamentation of the  interior of the church is breath-taking. The ceiling soars with a central vault of sixty meters crowned by Christ ascending into Heaven over the main altar. The Church was consecrated by the Pope in November of 2010 so you can plan your wedding ASAP.

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Giotto’s Frescoes in the Scrovengi Chapel in Padua Italy

English: Moses brings forth water out of the r...

English: Moses brings forth water out of the rock, as in Numbers 20:2-13, fresco by Giotto di Bondone, at the Cappella Scrovegni (Arena Chapel), Padua (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Giotto di Bondone (1267-1337), Cappella Scrove...

Giotto di Bondone (1267-1337), Cappella Scrovegni (Arena Chapel) a Padova, the Seven Vices: “Injustice” (Iniustitia, ca. 1305-1306) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Giotto di Bondone (1267-1337), Cappella Scrove...

Giotto di Bondone (1267-1337), Cappella Scrovegni (Arena Chapel) a Padova, the Seven Vices: “Inconstancy” (Inconstantia, ca. 1305-1306) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In Padua, visit the Scrovengi Chapel with an amazing cycle of frescoes by GiottoItaly 2013 Summer with Kids 1711 Italy 2013 Summer with Kids 1712 Italy 2013 Summer with Kids 1722 Italy 2013 Summer with Kids 1717 Italy 2013 Summer with Kids 1719 Italy 2013 Summer with Kids 1721

Completed in 1305, the frescoes detail the life story of the Virgin Mary. The theme is salvation. The west wall is dominated by the Last Judgement and this Chapel is often refered to as Giotto’s Sistine Chapel.

The cycle is divided into 37 scenes. “The Kiss of Judas” is near the end of the sequence for logical reasons.

The Kiss of Judas

Cast of the portrait of Enrico Scrovegni, made...

Cast of the portrait of Enrico Scrovegni, made by Giovanni Pisano. Original in capella degli Scrovegni. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This chapel was commissioned by Enrico Scrovengi who was a wealthy banker. There is an interesting portrayal of the Seven Christian virtues: the cardinal virtues of prudence, justice, temperance and courage.  The three theological virtues of faith, hope, and charity . There is also an interesting repesentation of the Vices!

Giotto’s “Last Judgment”, covers the wall above the entrance. My favorite fresco is “The Kiss of Judas” which portrays the betrayal of  Jesus by Judas.

Last Judgment by Giotto, part of the Scrovegni...

Last Judgment by Giotto, part of the Scrovegni Chapel. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“The Kiss of Judas” is a traditional depiction of Judas by Giotto di Bondone, c. 1306. Fresco in the Scrovegni Chapel, Padua. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Giotto was an architect as well as an artist, and may have designed the chapel.

Don’t forget to visit the amazing Basilica of Saint Anthony while you are in Padua. The botanical garden of Padua is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @ http://www.vino-con-vista.com

UNESCO World Heritage Site
Botanical Garden (Orto Botanico), Padua
Name as inscribed on the World Heritage List
The Botanical Garden of Padova today; in the background, the Basilica of Sant'Antonio.
Type Cultural
Criteria ii, iii
Reference 824
UNESCO region Europe
Inscription history
Inscription 1997 (21st Session)

Padua is also the birthplace of the famous architect Andrea Palladio and famous scuptor Antonio Canova.

The Flight into Egypt by Giotto di Bondone (13...

The Flight into Egypt by Giotto di Bondone (1304-06, Scrovegni Chapel, Padua). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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