The goal of La Sagrada Familia is to be a welcoming place for prayer and reflection, a place to express the love of God and men. The church is still under construction due to the many donations from around the world. The process started in 1874 (WOAH!) with the goal to dedicate a church to the Holy Family. The project was undertaken by Antonio Gaudi, a famous architect in Barcelona and known for his unique style. Gaudi spent 43 years on this church and his plan is still being put into action today.
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Antonio Gaudi (1852-1926) had a great interest in shapes, colors and geometry of nature. Gaudi understood architecture as a complete art form, for which reason his creativity extended to each and every one of the elements in his work, all the way down to the doorknobs. He set a precedent that would later influence the study of architecture.
Here are some other famous pieces by Gaudi that we saw in Barcelona.
Photos: First row - Parque Guell 1886-1888
Photos: Second row - Casa Vicens & Casa Mila "La Pedrera" (1906-1912) exterior, rooftop, interior