DATELINE: MADRID: Today is the last day of our 3 week journey. I'll probably still be blogging about it for days after I get home because there are so many pictures to share. I think we'll head over to the Museo de Prado today and get a dose of Spanish artists.
Yesterday we took the "Hop On-Hop Off" bus (note: best way to see ANY major city) to tour Madrid...OMG, what a city. But...I'll be saving that for a later blog...right now we need to finish Barcelona....
especially GAUDI !!!
The Sagrada Familia
Gaudí devoted his last years to this project and at the time of his death in 1926 (from an accident), less than a quarter of the project was complete.
It is ginormous !
Sagrada Família's construction progressed slowly as it relied on private donations (& still does) 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.
The main nave was covered and an organ installed in mid-2010, allowing the still unfinished building to be used for religious services
"Give us this day our daily bread" in a multitude of languages
Well...hope you've enjoyed this very brief tour...we are out the door of our very fabulous hotel for another fun day with beautiful (for me that means no humidity !!) warm day