The first stone for La Sagrada Familia was laid in 1882 and the building will be finished in 2026. That gives you a good idea how big La Sagrada Familia really is, in fact it is so gigantic that a big part of the Sagrade Familia already is being renovated! La Sagrada Familia. or the holy family church, is Antoni Gaudi’s most ambitious work, it’s a summary of everything that Gaudi’s designed before.
Gaudí’s conception of the Sagrada Familia was based on the traditions of Gothic and Byzantine cathedrals. His intention was to express Christian belief through the architecture and the beauty of the building and communicate the message of the Evangelists. He achieved a symbiosis between form and Christian iconography, with a personal architecture generated via new but thoroughly logical structures, forms and geometries inspired by nature, with light and colour also playing a central role.
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