A Church with a Forest Inside


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The style of Sagrada Familia in Barcelona is so fanciful that we felt like we had stepped into a Dr. Seuss… CONTINUE READING >>


There are no hard angles or straight lines within the church as everything emulates nature. Gaudí set out to make his series of columns that dominate the interior feel like giant trees in a forest. Gazing up the enormous tapered pillars that split like branches, to provide structural support, as they ascended to the ceiling, we couldn’t help but conclude that he was wildly successful.

All of the lines curve and sweep, up staircases, around windows and even forming the alter. Sagrada Familia is the pinnacle of Gaudi’s work, a part of the Catalan Modernism and Art Nouveau movements of Barcelona that is known in the Catalan language as Modernisme. The style is so fanciful that we felt as if we had stepped into a Dr. Seuss book.

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