Templo Expiatorio de la Sagrada Familia - Barcelona

Monument and symbol of the city of Barcelona, the Sagrada Familia is the most ambitious work of the brilliant architect Antonio Gaudi. Still unfinished, the construction of the temple was initiated by Josep Maria Bacabella i Verdaguer, founder of the Spiritual Association of Saint-Joseph devouts. In 1882 started the construction of the project by Francesc del Villar who abandonned the direction of the construction the year after because of a conflict with the association. Gaudi took up the direction in 1883 and planned a new project that included 12 steeples and a great 170 metre ciborium. In 1926, Gaudi died, run over by a tramway. The construction carried on until the breaking up of the civil war in 1936. After the war, the temple construction started again in 1940 in accordance with the original plans. The Sagrada Familia has been strongly affected by the controversial continuation of its construction. Anyway, Gaudi always knew that his project would remain unfinished. The expiatory temple gathers the complex universe of the gaudinian architecture with a series of natural forms and geometry which express the profound spirituality of the artist. By the way, the Sagrada Familia is by far the most visited monument in Barcelona.


october - march: 9h - 18h
april - september: 9h - 20h



Address : 401, Calle Mallorca Barcelona Spain

Phone : 34932073031

Web : http://www.sagradafamilia.org

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