Sagrada Familia - details and images

Sagrada Familia, Antoni Gaudi's unfinished masterpiece is one of the most visited tourist attractions of Barcelona. Building construction is expected to last at least until 2041, but already has become perhaps the most representative landmarks of the city.

The idea of building the cathedral was launched by a religious organization which aimed at stopping people decristianizarii Barcelona, which began to emerge along with industrialization and inavutirea city. A parcel of land was bought in 1877 the architect Francisco de Paula del Villar neo-Gothic cathedral designed and conducted the work that began in 1882.

A year later, the modernist architect Antoni Gaudi took work as chief architect at the age of 31 years, says that the first architect to have nightmares about the building because it was completely overwhelmed by its magnitude. Since that time Gaudi dedicated his entire life near the church building. He respected the original draft, but chose to change it in a very radical. Neo-Gothic building designed by Gaudi for his masterpiece is based on forms that are found in nature. When Gaudi died in 1926, only a facade, a tower and crypt were completed. Because Gaudí always improvise and change continuously while the project works were in progress, very little remained of his drawings and models. Many of those who survived were destroyed during the civil war in 1936.

However, today's architects have a clear idea of what he wanted to make Gaudi. The latest version of its projects shows a church of 95 meters and 60 meters wide. The church will accommodate 13,000 people. When it's finished, the Sagrada Familia will have no less than 18 towers. Four towers on each of the three facades, will represent the 12 apostles. Another four towers will be four evenghelisti. These towers will surround the tallest of towers, dedicated to Jesus Christ. The 18th century tower will be erected above the altar and will be dedicated to the Virgin Mary.

Although it is far from finished, the Sagrada Familia is worth visiting. It can be visited the crypt where Gaudí is buried. A museum is dedicated to the life of this great architect Antoni Gaudi and it was church history. The towers can also be visited. A lift can result in one of the towers where the entire string can be admired Barcelona. The climb is not recommended for those afraid of intaltime or those suffering from claustrophobia.

April 1 to September 30: 9:00 to 8:00 p.m.
October 1 to March 30: 9:00 to 6:00 p.m.
25, December 26 and 1.6 in January: 9:00 to 2:00 p.m.

Adults: 8 €
Tour guide: 11.5 €
Reduced: € 5 - students over 18 years
Reduced: € 3 - students up to 18 years
Combination ticket Sagrada Familia and Gaudi Museum: 9 €
Low: 5 € - groups of at least 20 people
Reduced: € 3 - groups of students.

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