Photographs, location and description of this Antonio Gaudi masterpiece

Temple de la Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

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Temple de la Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

Photograph Temple de la Sagrada Familia

Photograph Temple de la Sagrada Familia

Probably the most spectacular buildings ever constructed by Man & designed by the brilliant Spanish Architect Antonio Gaudi

 

Without doubt the Temple de la Sagrada Familia is the most readily identifiable building in Barcelona.  Many people have seen photographs of the temple and think that it is Barcelona's cathedral, but this is not the case.  Barcelona's cathedral is located in the Gothic quarter


 

Location

The Temple Expiatorio de la Sagrada Familia is surrounded by the following 4 roads:

C / De Provenca

C / De Sicilia

C / De Sardenya 

C / De Marina

How to get there

Nearest Metro Station Sagrada Familia Mero Line 2Metro Line 5

Bus 7   16   17   22   24   28

Opening hours

October March   9am 6pm

April September  9am 8pm

Tower Ascent

You can ascend some of the towers, by either a lift or by walking up very narrow spiral staircases. A head for heights is required, note the stone bridges that join the towers together, if you go up one tower you come down another.  If visiting in winter wear warm clothing, the wind blows a gale through the open window structure of the towers.

Photograph Temple de la Sagrada Familia

Young man in one of the small view platforms in the towers

Photograph A Tower Bridge Temple de la Sagrada Familia

Stone bridge between towers


 

Construction

 

Video of  the Construction of  Basílica de la Sagrada Família



Short video showing the costruction using beautiful graphics

Construction of this impressive temple started in 1882, and one year later Antonio Gaudi was appointed Project Director.  He worked on the project until his death in 1926.

 

At the time of these photographs The temple was only partially built. 8 of the 12 towers are  are virtually finished. The 4 remaining towers will be built in C / Mallorca and will be the main entrance, when complete. The much larger, in both width and height,  central tower is still to be built. Estimated year of completion: 2022 2230

 

It is well worth comparing the look of the 4 towers, statues and frontage on the C / De Marina side, built by Gaudi to those on the C / De Sardenya built under the newer architect. The flamboyance and the to some peoples minds the OTT (over the top) Gaudi design is changed to a more geometric design, note the square jaw angular look of the statues.

 

Some of the lighter colour statues on Gaudi side are designed by an oriental sculptor, who has a similar style to Gaudi, except for the statues eyes which are more oriental than western

 

Video of  the Construction of the Basílica de la Sagrada Família



 

A longer video showing about the building of of the Basílica de la Sagrada Familia. Some very informative information

 

 

 

Construction of this impressive temple started in 1882, and one year later Antonio Gaudi was appointed Project Director.  He worked on the project until his death in 1926.

 

At the time of these photographs The temple was only partially built. 8 of the 12 towers are  are virtually finished. The 4 remaining towers will be built in C / Mallorca and will be the main entrance, when complete. The much larger, in both width and height,  central tower is still to be built. Estimated year of completion: 2022 2230

 

It is well worth comparing the look of the 4 towers, statues and frontage on the C / De Marina side, built by Gaudi to those on the C / De Sardenya built under the newer architect. The flamboyance and the to some peoples minds the OTT (over the top) Gaudi design is changed to a more geometric design, note the square jaw angular look of the statues.

 

Some of the lighter colour statues on Gaudi side are designed by an oriental sculptor, who has a similar style to Gaudi, except for the statues eyes which are more oriental than western

 

Photograph Close up of one of the towers - Temple de la Sagrada Familia

Close up of one of the towers

The temple is still under construction builders scaffolding

The temple is still under construction builders scaffolding

 

Close up of the intricate workmanship Photograph taken from one of the tower

Close up of the intricate workmanship Photograph taken from one of the towers

 

 




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