Barcelona Sagrada Familia Exterior Gaudi

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Sagrada Familia probably is the most stunning piece of Spanish architecture.

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Barcelona Sagrada Familia Exterior Gaudi

Though construction of Sagrada Família had commenced in 1882, Gaudí became involved in 1883, taking over the project and transforming it with his architectural and engineering style—combining Gothic and curvilinear Art Nouveau forms.

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. Sagrada Família’s construction progressed slowly, as it relied on private donations and was interrupted by the Spanish Civil War—only to resume intermittent progress in the 1950s. Construction passed the midpoint in 2010 with some of the project’s greatest challenges remaining and an anticipated completion date of 2026—the centennial of Gaudí’s death.

Barcelona Sagrada Familia Gaudi

Barcelona Sagrada Familia Antonio Gaudi

Barcelona Sagrada Familia Antonio Gaudi

Barcelona exterior part of sagrada familia

In the Sagrada Familia building the architect evokes nature as well as Biblical scenes.

Barcelona exterior part of sagrada familia

Barcelona exterior part of sagrada familia

Barcelona exterior part of sagrada familia

Sagrada Familia uses caricatures in stone to portray the story of Christianity but its flamboyance has made it a symbol for the city as a whole.

Barcelona exterior part of sagrada familia

Barcelona Sagrada Familia Antonio Gaudi

Interior

Barcelona Sagrada Familia Antonio Gaudi

Barcelona interior part of sagrada familia

Barcelona interior part of sagrada familia

Barcelona interior part of sagrada familia

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