Sagrada Familia of Barcelona
The Temple of the Sagrada Familia, a big Catholic church, was began in 1882 and is still under construction. It is the masterpiece of Gaudi, and the greatest exponent of Catalan modernist architecture.
It is being built under the current plan of Gaudi, from general sketches of the building, as well as being improvised as the construction progresses. One of his more innovative ideas was the design of high circular conical towers that stand on targeted portals, to develop with altitude.
The temple, when completed, will have 18 towers. The two central cimborrios, one devoted to Jesus (at 170 meters) and another, dedicated to Our Lady, will be flanked by four more dedicated to the four evangelists.
Gaudi died in 1926 when only one tower had been built. Project plans and a plaster model (that was badly damaged during the Spanish Civil War) are the only remaining original designs. Since then they have continued the works: the portals currently being finalized, the Birth and the Passion are running inside the vaults. The work by Gaudí (the facade of the Nativity and the crypt) have been included by Unesco as World Heritage Sites.
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All times and ticket prices are approximate. To confirm times and fares see the official sites.