La Sagrada Familia

The Sagrada Familia is a large Roman Catholic church in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. It was designed by architect Antoni Gaudi. Building of the Sagrada Familia began in 1882. Gaudi started working on it in 1883. Gaudi worked on it until he died. Gaudi is buried there.

After Gaudi's death, work continued under the direction of Dominec Sugranes i Gras until interrupted by the Spanish Civil War in 1936. Chief architect Jordi Fauli announced in October 2015 that construction is 70 percent complete and has entered its final phase of raising six immense steeples. The steeples and most of the church's structure are to be completed by 2026. It's each of the 18 Towers is significant.

On 11 March 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Spain, construction was stopped and the basilica was closed. This is the first time the construction has been halted since the Spanish Civil War. Five generations now have watched the Temple progress in Barcelona.

There are three entrances symbolizing the three virtues Faith, Hope and Love. Each of them is also dedicated to a part of Christ's life. La Sagrada Familia is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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