Sunday, August 29, 2010

Comillas - El Universidad Pontificial

The Marquis wasn't content with impressing the Spanish King and the local people, he also wanted to impress God, so he built a huge seminary the size of a royal palace overlooking the sea.

More Mondernista architects from Barcelona were summoned to design another hugely impressive, but again over-the-top monument to his wealth. The opulent interior was designed by Montaner, and it must have seemed a strangely palatial environment to learn about God for the young seminarians who'd just taken a vow of poverty.