EXPIATORY TEMPLE OF THE SAGRADA FAMILIA (1883-1926)





Placa de la Sagrada Familia, s/n
Barcelona


Symbol of a city

The most visited building in Barcelona which, undoubtedly, identifies the city around the world is a work by Gaudí. In 1883, the architect agreed to vontinue a project of neo-Gothic features already started but redesigned it completely, envisaging it as monumental and with exhuberant decoration and he worked on it until his death in 1926.

In an original way, he applied forms of ruled geometry to it. Hyperbolic paraboloids, convex vaults helicoids and hyperboloids only hint at the complexity of its structure which exemplifies the essence of the knowledge and constructive experience of Gaudí. All the elements of the temple, both architectural and ornamental, reveal a symbolic basis from the Christian tradition.

     
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