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The Sagrada Familia of Antoni Gaudí

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Sagrada Familia - Barcelona 

Sagrada Familia - Barcelona 

Sagrada Familia - Barcelona 

Sagrada Familia - Barcelona 

Sagrada Familia - Barcelona 

Sagrada Familia - Barcelona 

Sagrada Familia - Barcelona 

Sagrada Familia - Barcelona 

Sagrada Familia - Barcelona 

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The Sagrada Familia is the world wide symbol of Barcelona. The monumental church El Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família (Expiatory Temple of the Sacred Family) is Gaudi's most famous work and the finest example of his visionary genius. The architect undertook the task in 1883 on the site of a previous neo-Gothic project begun in 1882 by F. del Villar. Gaudi dedicated his life to carrying out this ambitious undertaking which due to his sudden death was left unfinished.

Gaudi became obsessed with the church to the point that not only did he focus all of his creative energies into it, but he set up residence in his on-site study as well. On June 7, 1926, Gaudi was hit by a street car while crossing the Gran Vía at Barcelona. Three days later not having regained consciousness, Gaudi died at the age of 74.

 

Work continued on the church, however, until it was interrupted in 1936 when the crypt and Gaudi's study holding his notes and designs were burnt by Spanish Civil War shelling. The project was resumed in 1952 using drawings and scale models as a base although the continuation of the work gave rise to much debate. From 1954 to 1976, the facade and the four towers of the Passion (Western side) were completed.

 

The sculptor Josep. M. Subirachs joined the project team to work on the sculptures on the Portal of Passion in 1987. Today, the constructed part is open to visitors as well as the small Museu del Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família with scale models and drawings showing the construction process. The towers can be climbed and offer incredible sights of the city.

 

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The Sagrada Familia of Antoni Gaudí

Address : Mallorca, 401
Zip code : 08013
City : Barcelona -
Area : Eixample right
Email : informacioSPAMFILTER@sagradafamilia.org
Website : Sagrada Familia - Barcelona
Opening hours : October to March from 9am to 6pm. April to September from 9am to 8pm. / 25 and 26 December – 1st and 6th January from 9am to 2pm
Prices : 17€ with guide
Phone : +34 932 073 031
Phone 2 : Fax: +34 934 761 010
Metro/Bus : Metro: L2 and L5 Sagrada Familia / Bus: 19, 3,, 34, 43, 44, 50, 51, B20, B24

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can't wait to see the Sagrada
anna (6 Feb 2014 - 09:00)
So many years I want to see and visit the Sagrada Familia. This time we will make it next summer. A dream will come true. I read information so much about it that I have the impression already to know it. Gaudi is my hero
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8 comments

  1. can't wait to see the Sagrada - anna (6 Feb 2014 - 09:00)

    So many years I want to see and visit the Sagrada Familia. This time we will make it next summer. A dream will come true. I read information so much about it that I have the impression already to know it. Gaudi is my hero

  2. Sagrada Familia - Alison Wright (12 Oct 2011 - 10:00)

    I have just returned from 4 hours visiting what was, for me, one of the latest wonders of the world

    I defy anyone to remain unmoved when they enter this fantastic building

    Do not die before seeing it!

  3. panama - lourdes (28 Aug 2011 - 11:45)

    Es un monumento imprecionante, creo que poder visitarlo seria la mejor experiencia.

  4. sagrada familia - florient (18 Feb 2010 - 14:15)

    Cette sagrada familia est simplement grandiose.. Le génie de cet homme... Ces catalans sont vraiment étonnants... must absolu

  5. sagrada familia - gaudet (29 Aug 2007 - 18:14)

    de nouveau à barcelone
    et de nouveau la sagrada familia évidemment !
    le batiment a bien avancé
    l'intérieur est très intéressant
    l'extérieur et sa décoration me laissent plus perplexe, gaudi s'y retrouverait il ?

  6. wow"!! - Elizabeth (5 Aug 2007 - 16:39)

    Barcelona is good!!, i love Barcelona!!!!

  7. What an amazing builing! - Daniel Kennedy (9 Oct 2006 - 13:38)

    When I went to Barcelona with my college earlier in the year, I am unashamed to admit to being the only wstudent who paid the money (5 euros) to have a look inside.
    That was once I'd decided to stop admiring its exterior. What beautiful carvings. So I went inside, admired its stunning stain glass, well constructed pillars and corbels, but also its ongoing work. Yep, there were workmen, diggers, scaffolding, the main features of a typical construction site. Absolutely surreal, a building site and beautiful religious building mixed. But I just loved it honesly words cannot describe it. A very different experience to looking round just another random church/cathedral. When I got through the other side, the other face of the church was even more gorgeously gothic.
    Going back to Barcelona this October with my family, I cannot wait to see the Sagrada Familia again and intend to climb its spires this time! And again another day. The symbol of Barcelona, the unfinished church... ...and may that always be the case. I want to see it develop forever as its construction to date has ignored trends for the last century.

  8. Sagrada Familia - Philip Rawlinson (27 Dec 2005 - 18:13)

    I have never been to Barcelona before but I am bringing my family and several friends on Thursday (Dec 29th). My one hope is that I can visit Sagrada Familia but I can not find a map to direct me to it. Maybe it's location is obvious but I would have like to be able to plan my visit.

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