La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

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La Sagrada Familia

The Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, a church dedicated to the Holy Family, located in Barcelona, is a work in progress.

Construction began in 1882 by architect Francisco de Paula del Villar y Lozano who later resigned, leaving the task of designing and building the basilica to Antoni Gaudí.

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Gaudí dedicated the last twelve years of his life to the Sagrada Familia. When he died, in 1926, only a small part of the church was complete. Since then numerous architects continued the work according to Gaudí’s original plan.

These photographs were shot in March 2010. As any work in progress, the Sagrada Familia keeps changing and evolving.

Details from the exterior shown below.

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In the photo above, notice how the numbers add up horizontally, vertically and diagonally to the number 33, the age of Jesus Christ at the time of his death.

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An image from the interior below.

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The top of the church is also accessible.

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Photograph below, view to the Sagrada Familia from the terrace of one of the other masterpieces by Gaudí, La Pedrera.

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Construction is expected to be finished in the first 3rd of the 21st century, hopefully by 2026 which marks one hundred years after the death of Gaudí.

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