Our group started the morning off with a stroll through Antoni Gaudí’s Park Güell, and then attended sacrament meeting at a downtown Barcelona ward.
Then we spent some time walking around Gaudí’s utterly unique Templo Expiatorio de la Sagrada Familia, which is most commonly known, simply, as the “Sagrada Familia” or “Holy Family.”
It’s been under construction since 1882, but there’s now a major effort underway to finish it according to Gaudí’s design by 2026, which will mark the centenary of his tragic death.
We shall see. There are still several towers to be completed, including a massive central tower that is intended to be roughly twice the height of the basilica’s already-existing towers.
After a short drive around downtown Barcelona, where we looked at some additional works by Gaudí and a few other related architects, we boarded the MS Brilliance of the Seas. I spoke at a devotional for our group and then we ate. Really, really well.
Posted from off the coast of Spain