Work in Progress


La Sagrada Família is a towering Roman Catholic church in Barcelona. Designed by Antoni Gaudí, it was designated a UNESCO world heritage site in 1984 and consecrated in 2010. The church is a perpetual work in progress even though construction started back in the 1880s. Funded by tourist receipts, the church is expected to be completed only in 2026, on the hundredth anniversary of Gaudí’s death.

Of all architecture in Barcelona, La Sagrada Família is probably the most polarizing. Like it or loathe it, few visitors remain unmoved after a visit here.

This is first in a series of posts on [La Sagrada Família].


4 thoughts

  1. Seen pictures of architecture Seville. Magnificent but they don’t heal, house, clothe or feed the unfortunate. I am sure Jesus would have contempt for such structures and the misdirection of wealth. That aside look forward for more pictures.

    • You’re right. The celebrated churches are typically very ornate and opulent. It doesn’t really gel with the Jesus that rode into Jerusalem on a donkey. I seldom feel very religious when visiting these places. Usually I’m just a regular gawker. The architecture is still pretty amazing despite the underlying ideology/ theology.

  2. I was just there last week!! I never tire of gorgeous architecture – it’s truly an art, and a huge part of what makes Europe so enticing! Beautiful photos – keep them coming! 🙂

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