Sagrada Familia, Antoni Gaudí’s masterpiece in Barcelona. This is not only one of the most important monuments of Barcelona, is one of the most unusual works widety and admired the architecture around the world. He is the architect Antoni Gaudí, unfinished legacy, a creation in which it expressed its full potential artistic talent and technical expertise.
This is a place of worship and a sanctuary dedicated to the art that invites contemplation. The Sagrada Familia is Gaudi’s jewel, the greatest exponent of Catalan modernist movement, modernism, and the author of the most important buildings and other places, like La Pedrera and Parc Guell. The carrés 12.800 mètres of expiation is église the lever to the milieu of the Eixample quartier comme pointant a montagne ciel vers.
Holy Family, which was declared a World Heritage Site in 2005, is the most visited monument in Spain and one of the most famous buildings in the world.However, the church, which was designed to provide a cathedral of the poor, is still under construction. It is over 125 years since the spiritual association of the faithful of San Jose has decided to build, and Antoni Gaudí took over the project in 1883, following the resignation of architect Francisco de Paula Villar.
Over 20 years have passed before Gaudí decided to devote himself exclusively to the construction of the church. In 1914 he went to live on the premises of the Holy Family to supervise the construction works on site, in an attempt to complete the church in a few years, but also to take refuge in solitude. His dream was shattered in 1926 when he was hit by a tram and died.
The Nativity facade, bell tower dedicated to St. Barnabas and part of the crypt where Gaudi is buried were the only parts of the church made during his life. His work has been done by several architects who followed in his plans, and construction continues through donations and legacies. This means that the Holy Family is part of the tradition of the great Gothic cathedrals, in terms of architectural style and structure and the amount of time it took to build.
It is one of the wonders of the world and every year, as the church of Gaudí comes to an end, that becames even more majestic.
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