February 26, 2021
Amazing Adventures in Architecture: Basílica de la Sagrada Família & Taj Mahal
Friday, February 26, 2021
Join us as we visit two monumental UNESCO World Heritage sites, the Sagrada Familia Cathedral in Barcelona and the Taj Mahal in Agra, south of Delhi in India. Construction on the Sagrada Familia, with its three majestic facades and - at 550 feet towering over the city - was started in 1882 and has yet to be completed. Its architect Antoni Gaudi has come to symbolize Barcelona. We’ll then travel to India and the Taj Mahal built in the early-tomid 17th century by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan to house the remains of his favorite wife Mumtaz Mahal. The building is constructed of translucent white marble brought from Rajastan and inlaid with 28 types of precious and semi-precious stones, including jasper from the Punjab, jade and crystal from China, turquoise from Tibet, lapis lazuli from Afghanistan and sapphire from Sri Lanka. Contact the COA to sign up 781 786 6280.