Sagrada Família in Barcelona is an iconic Basilica designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí. It is renowned for its distinct style, characterized by its dynamic and colorful designs.
During construction, Barcelona began in 1882 and is predicted to be finished in 2026. There is yet to be an exact timeline for how long it will take.
It is believed that around 25 different architects and engineers have contributed to the project.
Over 4.5 million visitors have seen the Basilica every year since it opened in 2010.
One of the most iconic and notable features is the 18 towers, representing the Apostles and Virgin Mary, each with its unique design.
Gaudi used mainly Gothic, and Art Nouveau designs when creating the structure, while others credit it to Catalan modernism.
The Basilica consists of three parts visually divided by the Nativity and Passion façades placed on the West and East.
Each of the façades was built with a different meaning, symbolizing the messianic life of Jesus (Nativity) and Christ's sufferings and death (Passion).
Inside, the church is filled with chapels, a baptistery, and a crypt, all intricately designed by Gaudí's imagination.
There are eight large columns encircling the apse decorated with mosaics and stained glass, far exceeding the use of these features in typical churches.
While almost all of the new construction is completed through modern technology, the Sagrada Família also supports the preservation of traditional craftsmanship.