Sagrada Familia created by Gaudi

by Leena Kauppinen January. 20, 2012 2108 views

“La Sagrada Família (Catalan, ‘The Holy Family’) is a massive Roman Catholic basilica under construction in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Construction began in 1882 and its formal title is Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família. Originally designed by Antoni Gaudí (1852 – 1926), who worked on the project for over 40 years, devoting the last 15 years of his life entirely to the endeavor, the project is scheduled to be completed in 2026. On the subject of the extremely long construction period, Gaudí is said to have remarked, “My client is not in a hurry.” After Gaudí’s death in 1926, work continued under the direction of Domènech Sugranyes until interrupted by the Spanish Civil War in 1936.” (Source Todo 360 Virtual visits [todo360.com] )

It could take weeks to see all those details of Gaudi - he was the big lover of the nature - birds and flowers are flying and growing on the Nativity Façade.

According to the newspaper El Periódico de Catalunya, 2.26 million people visited the partially built basilica in 2004, making it one of the most popular attractions in Spain.

Current work (2006) concentrates on the crossing and supporting structure for the main tower of Jesus Christ as well as the southern enclosure of the central nave which will become the Glory façade. ( Source Todo 360 [todo360.com] )

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