Culture Vultures Take in the Sights on Holiday. PAUL COLE Picks Five of the Best Cathedrals and Churches to Visit

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Culture Vultures Take in the Sights on Holiday. PAUL COLE Picks Five of the Best Cathedrals and Churches to Visit


1 BASILICA I TEMPLE EXPIATORI DE LA SAGRADA FAMILIA, Barcelona IT'S perhaps the most famous sight in Spain, the cathedral that may never be finished, hence the ever-present construction cranes.

Sagrada Familia is a large Roman Catholic church designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi.

Although incomplete - optimists hint that it will be finished by 2026 but the deadline is further delayed each year - the church is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and in November 2010 was consecrated and proclaimed a minor basilica by Pope Benedict XVI.

Although construction of Sagrada Familia commenced in 1882, Gaudi became involved in 1883, taking over the project and transforming it with his unique, almost organic, architectural and engineering style.

The completion of the spires will make Sagrada Familia the tallest church building in the world, as well as the church with the tallest spire in the world.

2 NOTRE DAME DE PARIS, Paris NOTRE DAME DE PARIS is widely considered one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture in Europe. But the kids will be more interested in trying to spot the hunchback amid the nooks and crannies.

It was among the first buildings in the world to use flying buttresses but after the construction began, and the walls grew ever higher, stress fractures began to occur as the walls pushed outward. That accounts for the supports you'll see around the outside.

It's one of the most photographed landmarks anywhere in the world, and a must-see on any trip to Paris.

3 SANTA MARIA DEL FIORE, Florence IF you've read the Dan Brown thriller Inferno - sequel to The Da Vinci Code - you'll know that the Cathedral of Florence is a real eye-opener.

The sheer scale of the place is amazing. It's 502ft long, 124ft wide, and 295ft at the crossing. The height of the arches in the aisles is 75ft and the height from pavement to the opening of the lantern in the dome is 295ft. …

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