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... was commissioned to design and build the church, a task which he did not abandon until his death in 1926. Over the years through donations the church has continued to be built with the anticipated completion now for 2026. When the church is finished it will have 18 towers; 12 dedicated to the Apostles, 4 to the evangelists, one to Jesus and one to Mary. Words cannot describe this amazing building. The outside is unbelievable in its ...
... line. However unfortunately during the Spanish Civil War most of the plans that Gaudi had drawn up were destroyed so it has been a major undertaking to review what is left to determine how to proceed with the building. As we made our way around to the rear of the building to view the Passion façade it was clear that the artistic style had changed dramatically. The architect decided to use the plan outlined by Gaudi as inspiration for his work rather than strict instructions ...
... Columbus! There is a lift inside that holds three people and although very modern now, was originally made of wood and used a water pulley system to move building material and lookout people to the top of the monument. From the top you have yet another view of the wonderful city of Barcelona.
From here we walked up La Rambla to the La Boqueria Markets - what a find! The hustle and bustle and aromas ...
... in the centre of Barcelona, and over the years it has become one of the most universal signs of identity of the city and the country. It is visited by millions of people every year and many more study its architectural and religious content.
It has always been an expiatory church, which means that since the outset, 132 years ago now, it has been built from donations. Gaudí himself said: "The expiatory church of La Sagrada Família ...