Antoni Gaudí’s Sagrada Familia basilica in Barcelona has entered its final phase of construction and is scheduled for completion in 2026.
La Sagrada Família‘s final stages take shape before your eyes! This animation was made combining helicopter footage with computer animation,Play the video below and enjoy!
History of La Sagrada Familia:
The Sagrada Família is a one-of-a-kind temple, for its origins, foundation and purpose. Fruit of the work of genius architect Antoni Gaudí, the project was promoted by the people for the people. Five generations now have watched the Temple progress in Barcelona. Today, more than 135 years after the laying of the cornerstone, construction continues on the Basilica and is expected to be completed in 2026. (Info: Sagradafamilia.org)
Stunning Facts About La Sagrada Familia
- La Sagrada Familia is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- It’s Been Under Construction for Over a Century. Construction for the “Sagrada Familia” project began in 1882.
- Gaudí is buried there. La Sagrada Familia is home to the tomb of Antoni Gaudí.
- Nature Greatly Influenced the Design.
- Continuing the tradition of private donations to fund its initial construction, the Sagrada Familia has been completely funded by private money. The budget, approximately €25 million a year, is entirely obtained through entrance tickets to the church and through private donations.
- More than 3 million people visit the Gaudí masterpiece every year.
- It used to be the site of a school! During the beginning of the cathedral’s construction, a school was built called the Sagrada Familia Schools building.
- It’s the tallest religious building in Europe.
- The La Sagrada Familia has a total of eight towers, and by the time the building is completed in 2026, it will have a total of 18 towers. The tallest tower signifies Jesus, and another signifies the Virgin Mary, 4 other towers signify the evangelists while the last 12 signify the 12 apostles of Jesus Christ.
- People Have Tried to Take It Down. In 1936, in the midst of the Spanish Civil War, a group of anarchists broke into the Sagrada Familia and set fire to the crypt. Though many important materials involving the construction were lost, a few were saved.
Reus, 25 June 1852 – Barcelona, 10 June 1926
Ahead of his time, unique. A man of faith, observer of nature and genius architect, Antoni Gaudí has become a universal figure in modern architecture. His contribution to this discipline broke all the established rules. With never-before-seen building and structural systems, he created his own unique, unprecedented methodology and a style suffused with symbolism with the utmost care in every detail, showing his love of artisan trades. (Info: Sagradafamilia.org)