La Sagrada Família (Catalan, ‘The Holy Family’) is a large Roman Catholic basilica under construction in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Construction began in 1882 and its formal title is Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família. Antoni Gaudí worked on the project for over 40 years, devoting the last 15 years of his life entirely to this endeavour. On the subject of the extremely long construction period, Gaudí is said to have joked, “My client is not in a hurry.” After Gaudí’s death in 1926, work continued under the direction of Domènech Sugranyes until interrupted by the Spanish Civil War in 1935.

Parts of the unfinished building and Gaudí’s models and workshop were destroyed during the war by Catalan anarchists. The design, as now being constructed, is based both on reconstructed versions of the lost plans and on modern adaptations.


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  • Barbara Gordon
    Barbara Gordonalmost 7 years ago

    Looks like something in Oz! Beautiful.

  • helene
    helenealmost 7 years ago

    Straight out of a fairytale!

  • judygal
    judygalalmost 7 years ago

    What an awsome photo. fantastic.

  • David Harris
    David Harrisover 6 years ago

    Very cool!

  • Ben Ryan
    Ben Ryanover 6 years ago

    Nice! The blurred colour really makes this work :)

  • Irish
    Irishover 6 years ago


  • Peace Mitchell
    Peace Mitchellover 6 years ago

    amazing shot!

  • taralynn101
    taralynn101over 6 years ago

    I visited Barcelona last summer, Gaudi’s work is incredible. Very nice shot, it can be difficult to photograph this immense, intense structure. I hope to go back again when its finished (who dioesn’t, right?) I’ll post a few shots I got of la sagrada familia, check it out.


  • David Harris
    David Harrisabout 6 years ago

    Stunning capture!! One of the best I have ever seen!!

  • Laura McDonald
    Laura McDonaldalmost 6 years ago

    great pic, fabulous building, even more impressive in real life!
    well done!

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