Saturday, February 20, 2010


The Temple of th Sagrada Familia was begun in 1882 by public subscription and is still under construction today. Gaudi considered it the most important work of his life, and he directed it for more than 40 years, living in a studio on the site.

The Facade of the Nativity, seen here, was completed first. The three portals of this facade are related to the Christian themes of faith, hope, and charity.

The main portal is dedicated to faith.

The interior of the church is white, with the exception of the glass windows which bring in color.

The interior stairway to the balcony & choir loft, still under construction hang freely without support.

The basement is devoted to displays of Gaudi's designs including this large example of his construction model.

This facade, one of three will likely be the last to be completed. The plan is to finish the church by 2026, the 100th anniversary of Gaudi's death.

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