Yes, here I am again, still sharing pictures from our short visit to Barcelona. There are so many things to share because I took hundreds of pictures that at least I can share some to you.
In our third day in Barcelona, we visited this famous Familia Sagrada. It was really my husband who was very interested to see this place. I was really surprised because he was not fond of visiting churches. Well, I hope I contaminated him of being a believer:)
There were so many visitors everyday. I believe it was almost a kilometer long queue of visitors that day and the sun was not really merciful to us.
There were water vendors who sells cold water and beggars who beg for mercy. My heart of course melted when I saw a man who had his legs covered with psoriasis begging for alms. But when I reached for my pocket, I didn't have so much coins to give. Luckily, my hubby was touched too and he gave more. I just wanted to kiss my hubby in front of the crowd, but I couldn't, but he knows that he made me happy.
Anyway, after waiting for almost an hour, we are now inside. So hope you come along and see this magnificent place and be fascinated like us:)
This is the front facade who is decorated with statues of Jesus and the saints. It tells the story of Jesus life. One can really tell or feel that here is a holy ground.
Inside the church is decorated with colorful glass windows. It was meant to make the visitors feel the beauty of nature inside the church.
This is the altar. They held mass many times a day. Open for everybody who wants to participate.
It is really fascinating.
This is the back of the church. The walls are decorated with curved figures of the saints like in the front facade. As if one is reading bible stories upon looking at the pictures.
Anyway, we wanted to visit the tower too. So we took the elevator up to 50 meters . We had to pay extra for that. As you can see, we are now on top.
It was scary to look down.
The only thing that the guide didn't tell us was that we had to go down these stairs after leaving the tower. Since tha passage was so narrow, we couldn't go back because there were people behind us.
And the nightmare begun. My knees were shaking and I believe my husband too because he was not really happy going downstairs. He was afraid that the construction won't hold.
But, anyway, we survived and ended in this museum where they shows the small models of the church constructions.
The museum was huge and there were lot of pictures, models and relics in there. But I believed I have to end this post before you get bored.
Anyway, me and my hubby agreed that we will not visit another church or museum that day. We just wanted to breathe some fresh air. Our knees were still shaking after the visit from the tower. Well, what could we expect? We are getting older....
See you next time!