Famous Structures- Sagrada Família

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The Sagrada Familia
The Sagrada Família

The Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família, known more commonly as the Sagrada Família, is a famous Roman Catholic church situated in Barcelona, Spain.

Antoni_GaudiThe church is the lifework of Antoni Gaudí a Catalan Architect. Gaudi became immersed in the building of the church in 1883 and devoted his life to it, until his death in 1926. At the time of his death (he was hit by a streetcar) less than a quarter of the Sagrada Família was finished.

The Sagrada Família Under Construction
The Sagrada Família Under Construction

When Gaudi took over the construction of the church he changed the project into his own architectural and engineering style- a queer yet beautiful mixture of Gothic and Art Nouveau shapes, columns and arches.

sagrada-familia interior
Sagrada Família Interior

The temple is built using private donations so progress is slow. The completion date for the famous structure is in 2026.

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  1. Jack Dallas

    so interesting! I never heard of this

  2. Dana K.

    I was actually at the Sagrada a few years back. its even more mind blowing in real life

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