Sagrada Familia: The Unfulfilled Vision of a Unique Architect
The story of the Sagrada Familia started in 1910, during the Paris Exhibition. It was “the project” that stole the show and attract everyone’s attention.
Its impressive architecture represents a great blend of Gothic and Art Nouveau style, also due to the exuberant design which uses some vibrant colors. The concept was presented as a plaster model of a church designed by the Spanish architect Antonio Gaudi, the design was believed to be so daring and outrageous at that time, so that it was kind of difficult to believe that anyone would seriously consider to build it. But this impressive and unconventional design was not only approved, but also commissioned and at that time the church was already under construction. Gaudi himself had been working on the Church since 1883, and he continued to work on it until his death in 1926.
Unfortunately, the church is still unfinished today, the central section of the church was never realized, but the three main entrance are complete, decorated with elaborate sculptures depicting biblical scenes, animals, flowers, and trees. Sagrada Familia represents an important dominant feature of Barcelona, with its highly decorated towers that soar into the sky. One of the most important things about this gorgeous church is that it was one man’s vision and was eclipsed upon his death.