La Sagrada Familia

La Sagrada Familia
By Bernard Gagnon (Own work) [GFDL or CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
 

Calle Mallorca 401
N of Avinguda Diagonal, W of Carrer de Padilla
Barcelona Catalunya 08034 España
+34 932 073 031

[La Sagrada Familia website]

geo: 41.4033225,2.1751697
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[bird's eye view]

 
''The expiatory church of La Sagrada Familia is a work on a grand scale which was begun on 19 March 1882 from a project by the diocesan architect Francisco de Paula del Villar (1828-1901). At the end of 1883 Antoni Gaudi was commissioned to carry on the works, a task which he did not abandon until his death in 1926. Since then different architects have continued the work after his original idea. The building is still going on and could be finished some time in the first third of the 21st century.

La Sagrada Familia is in the centre of Barcelona, and over the years it has become one of the most universal signs of identity of the city and the country. It is visited by millions of people every year and many more study its architectural and religious content.'' Read more »

In this photo by Bernard Gagnon, the construction cranes have been digitally removed.