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Museum - Sagrada Família
Barcelona, Spain  

  • Antoni Gaudí  (AN tone ee GOW dee)
  • Domènech Sugranyes (after Gaudi's death in 1926 until the Civil War in 1936)
  • Francesc Quintana, Isidre Puig Boada, Lluís Bonet i Gari and Francesc Cardoner
Construction: 1882-2026(?)
Façade sculptures: J. Busquets, Etsuro Sotoo and  Josep Subirachs 
Style: Art Nouveau
Status: UNESCO World Heritage Site

Antoni Gaudí

"After finishing the Parc Guell in 1911, Gaudí vowed to abandon secular art and devote himself entirely to the Sagrada Familia. He worked on it tirelessly for over 40 years, living as a virtual hermit in a workshop on the site. 

"Nevertheless, it remained unfinished at Gaudí's untimely death in 1926, when the artist was run over by a tram on the Gran Via. He died in hospital two days later and was mourned by all of Catalonia. He is buried in the crypt of the Sagrada Familia." - Sacred Destinations

Gaudi's designs are inspired by nature

 Gaudi's designs are inspired by nature


Photos and their arrangement © 2009 Chuck LaChiusa
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