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Backpack Tour Through Europe - Architecture
Transcript of Backpack Tour Through Europe - Architecture
La Sagrada Familia is one of Antoni Gaudí's most famous works in Barcelona. It's a giant basilica (church) that has been under construction since 1882 and it's not expected to be completed for some time yet. That is over 130 years and counting!
Next stop - Russia
We'll be making three stops on this tour - Spain, Russia and France.
Backpack Tour Through Europe - Architecture*
Basilica de la Sagrada Familia
St. Basil's Cathedral
Saint Basil’s is located on the Red Square in Moscow, Russia. The cathedral (church), is famous for its distinctive onion domes throughout the world. Dating back to the 16th century, the church has been built in a contemporary style. St. Basil's Cathedral was built by 'Ivan the Terrible' as a remembrance of the capture of the Tartar stronghold of Kazan, in 1552.
Last stop - Paris, France
Cathedral of Notre Dame
*Architecture - the art or practice of designing and constructing buildings.
Designed in the Gothic fashion and built between the 12th and 14th centuries, the Notre Dame Cathedral in France is the official seat of the Archbishop of France. It has many statues and stained glass windows, as well as one of the largest organs in the world.
The organ inside
Click on this link to learn more about what's going on with the construction of La Sagrada Familia today and see a video on its progress:
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