La Sagrada Familia colossal masterpiece that Antoni Gaudí dedicate almost in exclusive the last year of his life.

Get to know the Sagrada Familia church in Barcelona, one of the most famous works of Antonio Gaudí and also the most important in Spain. Although still incomplete, the Sagrada Familia became the postcard of Barcelona. This church is the most visited tourist spot in the capital of Catalonia and one of the most touristic in Spain. It is just one of the works of the architect Antoni Gaudí that is spread around the city, but it is undoubtedly a great symbol of his work, precisely because it is an unfinished church and still have so much success. Below we give you more information about the Sagrada Family church, visiting hours, history and how to get there.

History of la Sagrada Famila

Start in 1882 with the construction of the crypt ( underground room) that is find under the largest altar (apse), with the direction of Franciso de Paula del Villar architect, with later, leave the leadership because of driving disagreement of the construction.

In 1883 Gaudí take a control of the project and decided to make a new project bigger and transgressor than the other, because receive an amount of money of an unknown person. Gaudí unmade the other project and set out a huge and original work from all a point of view so the shape and the construction, also to explane the gospel with sculptures

In the comming years the basis of the Nativity facade started with is the most ornamental and decorative, and that Gaudí propuse it’s construction bacause call the people to get closer to church and God.

In 1914 was when Gaudi dedicated only to build la Sagrada Familia until the end of his life. The dedication is such that begins to live in the same work in the marquetry workshop, drawing and others activities related with the build of the temple.

Inspired by the bible Gaudí wanted to merge religion and faith with architecture and give a symbol of inspiration to the Christian religion.

Every square centimeter of the Sagrada Familia was studied until the smallest detail, such as the composition of the sculptural figures of the facade, the symbolism of the images that is placed to express feelings of anguish and suffering of Jesus until death. Also the western orientation manages to project shadows to the sculptures to obtain greater hardness, and the towers that rise more than 20 meters, to symbolize the bond of the man with God.

Sagrada Familia interior

Carrer Mallorca, 401
Barcelona 08013 (España)

Metro L2 y L5 Sagrada Família

Bus 19, 33, 34, 43, 44, 50, 51, B20 y B24

Every day to many people visit la Sagrada Familia for that reason when you buy tickets online you will be assigned specific time. The opening and closing time are from 9:00 to 20:00 all year long.

Templo expiatorio de la Sagrada Familia tickets online

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