Monday, May 9, 2011

Incantato Tour Sight: Sagrada Familia in Barcelona

The Basilica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Familia - commonly known as the Sagrada Familia - is a large Roman Catholic church in Barcelona, Spain, designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí (1852–1926). Although incomplete, the church is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and in November 2010 was consecrated and proclaimed a minor basilica by Pope Benedict XVI. Though construction of Sagrada Familia had commenced in 1882, Gaudi became involved in 1883, taking over the project and transforming the project with his architectural and engineering style - combining Gothic and curvilinear, Art Nouveau forms with ambitious structural columns and arches. Gaudí devoted his last years to the project and at the time of his death in 1926, less than a quarter of the project was complete. Sagrada Familia's construction progressed slowly as it relied on private donations and was interrupted by the Spanish Civil War - only to resume intermittent progress in the 1950s. Construction passed the mid-point in 2010 with some of the project's greatest challenges remaining and an anticipated completion date of 2026 - the centennial of Gaudí's death.

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  1. Bien conocido el arte popular del estado de Kerala. Programas especiales para los turistas como centros culturales prefieren mostrar las formas de arte. Chithrakathi Mohiniattam, Kathakali, Kuchipudi, Bharatanatyam y la música carnática a este país en una larga lista de formas de arte son algunos por mencionar. Kalaripayattu es una forma de artes marciales y precursor del karate a considerar. Visita el enlace para más información haz click Viajes a Kerala