From Daniel, Dwaine, Mary, Tim, 'Group 4', Catholic Education, Parramatta Diocese
|Pilgrims at the Sagrada Familia.|
Our group thoroughly enjoyed our day in Barcelona.
This was my second time visiting the city and its famous cathedral, the Sagrada Familia.
It was a privilege to walk inside the cathedral again and to attend a Mass deep inside the church, said by our group chaplain, Fr Fernando. Some free time later in the day allowed us to put our tourist's hats on and enjoy a traditional Spanish lunch (for 2 hours!), and then some of us took a trip out to FC Barcelona's home ground, the Nou Camp. It has been a great experience so far and I look forward to the rest of the pilgrimage.
Daniel ‑ St. Patrick's Guildford
The Sagrada Familia was holy and relaxing. When I first entered the church I felt relaxed and at peace. Upon our return to the hotel I had a clear mind and found it much easier to think.
Mary ‑ St. Patrick's Guildford
The Sagrada Familia was simply stunning. The sheer size of the structure was enough to be amazed and its beauty just took my breath away. What was even more amazing was learning about the designer, Gaudi. His designs have been in construction since 1882 and will take at least another 20 years to complete.
Dwaine ‑ St. Patrick's Guildford
After visiting the Sagrada Familia we walked through through the old part of the city, admiring the architecture and the closeness of the buildings to each other. One place of interest was St. James Square, where the government officials work and where the Town Hall is located. This was the place where the Barcelona football team was presented to the city after winning the championship.Tim ‑ Padre Pio Glenmore Park
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