The Sagrada Familia church is a masterpiece of Modernism, the undisputed symbol of Barcelona.
Construction began on the modernist basilica in 1882, and still continues today, with completion scheduled for 2030.
The project was initially entrusted to architect Francesc de Paula Villar who abandoned the project after a year because of disagreements with the developers. Gaudí was appointed to continue its construction, and devoted himself to the work until his death in 1926. Gaudí finished the side façade of the Nativity and the Crypt, both declared World Heritage Sites.
Thanks to models and drawings that were preserved, it was possible to continue the work, which was financed with anonymous donations from the outset.
Interesting features of the church include its three monumental façades: the eastern façade, dedicated to the Birth of Christ; the western façade to the Passion and Death of Christ; and the Gloria façade to religious faith. The four towers on each façade symbolise the 12 apostles.
Address: Mallorca, 401
Autobuses: 10, 19, 33, 34, 43, 44, 50, 51, 101
Metro: Sagrada Família (L2 and L5)