Sagrada Familia

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    Main entrance by night.

    The Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família , English: Basilica and Expiatory Church of the Holy Family, Spanish: Basílica y Templo Expiatorio de la Sagrada Familia), commonly known as the Sagrada Família, is a large Roman Catholic church in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí (1852–1926). Although incomplete, the church is a UNESCO World Heritage Site,and in November 2010 was consecrated and proclaimed a minor basilica by Pope Benedict XVI.
    Though construction of Sagrada Família had commenced in 1882, Gaudí became involved in 1883, taking over the project and transforming the project with his architectural and engineering style—combining Gothic and curvilinear, Art Nouveau forms with ambitious structural columns and arches.
    Gaudí devoted his last years to the project and at the time of his death in 1926, less than a quarter of the project was complete. Sagrada Família's construction progressed slowly as it relied on private donations and was interrupted by the Spanish Civil War—only to resume intermittent progress in the 1950s. Construction passed the mid-point in 2010 with some of the project's greatest challenges remaining and an anticipated completion date of 2026—the centennial of Gaudí's death. The basílica has a long history of dividing the citizens of Barcelona—over the initial possibility it might compete with Barcelona's cathedral, over Gaudí's design itself,over the possibility that work after Gaudí's death disregarded his design,and the recent possibility that an underground tunnel of Spain's high-speed train could disturb its stability.

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    1. Gabriele Cosentini 47 months ago | reply

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    5. flipkeat 47 months ago | reply

      cool shot Frans..greetings Baby......I hope you have a great time in Spain.

    6. Eve Livesey 47 months ago | reply

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    9. FaceMePLS 47 months ago | reply

      Ook op de foto een mooie kerk.

    10. troistoques (time-out) 47 months ago | reply

      Eergisteren was er een leerzame documentaire op de tv over de SF.

    11. JeremyHall 47 months ago | reply

      Beautiful photo of this amazing building. I was just there in February but only in the middle of the day.

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    13. SILVIA O.G. 47 months ago | reply

      Maravillosa Frans.
      Gracias por la información. Saludos

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