My boyfriend recently returned from Spain, he told me to check this building out that he went to. The name of this building is La Sagrada Familia and it is located in Spain. The cool thing about it is, that the people that first built it in 1882 want future generations to keep adding to it, so it’s like a never ending church, and that you see all types of art and archectiture forms inside it. Some history on it: “The Basilica of the Sagrada Família was the inspiration of a Catalan bookseller, Josep Maria Bocabella, founder of Asociación Espiritual de Devotos de San José (Spiritual Association of Devotees of St. Joseph). After a visit to the Vatican in 1872, Bocabella returned from Italy with the intention of building a church inspired by that at Loreto. The crypt of the church, funded by donations, was begun 19 March 1882, on the festival of St. Joseph, to the design of the architect Francisco de Paula del Villar, whose plan was for a Gothic revival church of a standard form. Antoni Gaudí began work on the project in 1883. On 18 March 1883 Villar retired from the project, and Gaudí assumed responsibility for its design, which he changed radically.” (Wikipedia). So basically it’s been in construction for over 130 years, that’s amazing.
I mean look at the interior roof, this building is absolutely breath-taking.
“Describing Sagrada Familia, art critic Rainer Zerbst said “it is probably impossible to find a church building anything like it in the entire history of art” and Paul Goldberger called it ‘the most extraordinary personal interpretation of Gothic architecture since the Middle Ages” (Wikipedia)
I’m so glad my boyfriend got to see this in person, and glad he was thinking about my blog so I’d have something to write about!
They suspect construction will be done on the newest part in 2028, wow, it’s amazing how this project is keeping up throughout history, it’s defintely one of a kind! It’ll be interesting to see where it goes and how much longer it goes! Defintely something I want to visit in my lifetime!
I miss barcelona
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It’s better than any Disney Castle ever built! O.O