Monthly Archives: March 2012
The hot spot of Spain, its biggest rave is not some large city but a small patch of desert a few miles off Fraga. This is the place where the biggest music party of the year takes place. On the longest night of July, the desert doesn’t sleep!
Talented drummers, bass guitarists, bands, world class singers etc from all over the world arrive to give performances in an epic party that one can never forget! Boys Noise, Luciano, Paul Kalkbrenner, Vitalic, Steve Aoki and Dirtyphonics are the names of only few who have arrived and performed here.
Every Monegros edition promises a new twist, a new event! It is an once-in-a-lifetime experience that is not to be missed! As expected the hours stretch long, sometimes over 20 hours and the dancing never stops!
The festival is situated in the Monegros desert, in the province of Huesca, between Madrid and Barcelona. If you catch a flight, these cities are the best options:
Arriving in Madrid or Barcelona, we suggest you avoid traffic by catching the Monegros Bus. There are shuttle services from Madrid and Barcelona to the Monegros Site. Book in advance your flights for cheaper deals, with low cost companies. Then we suggest you to take the Monegros Bus shuttle if you arrive in Madrid or Barcelona.
The Sagrada Família is a large Roman Catholic church in Barcelona designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí (1852–1926). Although the church is incomplete, it finds a place in the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Gaudí devoted his last years to the project and at the time of his death in 1926, less than a quarter of the project was complete. The delay in the construction of the project owes to its dependence on private donations and also to the interruption by the Spanish Civil War. Parts of the unfinished basilica and Gaudí’s models and workshop were destroyed during the war by Catalan anarchists.
Art Critic Rainer Zerbst has described Sagrada Familia as “it is probably impossible to find a church building anything like it in the entire history of art” and Paul Goldberger called it ‘the most extraordinary personal interpretation of Gothic architecture since the Middle Ages’.
The style of la Sagrada Familia is variously likened to Spanish Late Gothic, Catalan Modernism and to Art Nouveau or Catalan Noucentisme. Sagrada Familia is complex in design including double aisles, an ambulatory with a chevet of seven apsidal chapels, a multitude of towers and three portals, each widely different in structure as well as ornament.
The Church will have three grand façades: the Nativity façade to the East, the Passion façade to the West, and the Glory façade to the South (yet to be completed). The Passion façade is especially striking for its spare, gaunt, tormented characters, including emaciated figures of Christ being scourged at the pillar; and Christ on the Cross.
The church plan is that of a Latin cross with five aisles. The central vault reaches sixty metres. The apse is capped by a hyperboloid vault reaching seventy-five metres. The columns of the interior are a unique Gaudí design. the ornamentation in the interior surfaces is comprehensive and rich, consisting in large part of abstract shapes which combine smooth curves and jagged points. Even detail-level work such as the iron railings for balconies and stairways are full of curvaceous elaboration.
Visitors can access the Nave, Crypt, Museum, Shop, and the Passion and Nativity towers. Access to the towers is possible only by lift and a walk up the remainder of the towers, over the bridge between the towers and descent via the opposite tower by spiral staircase.