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Sanctuary and Nave  - Church of Santa Anna (Esglesia de Santa Anna)
Barcelona, Spain  

"Its construction from the 12th through the 14th centuries resulted in an interesting mix of Romanesque and Gothic styles, but with a very clear reference on the interior to the design of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem." - William Newton, Santa Anna

Nave and sanctuary
Note two
pendentives beneath the cupola windows


Cupola over the crossing
Windows at the base of the cupola provide light.


Gothic style vaulted ceiling and pointed lancet windows

Gothic lancet windows (VS. Romanesque rounded windows in the nave - see below)

3 generations: Ann, Mary, Jesus

Wrought iron altar railing features C scrolls


Wrought iron ornamentation features C scrolls

View from the altar.
Ribbed vaulting.

Trefoil design

Romanesque rounded windows in the nave
Kerosene chandelier

Kerosene chandelier

Photos and their arrangement © 2009 Chuck LaChiusa
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