Sagrada Familia (Barcelona, Spain)

This is one of the best known examples of Catalan modernism and a landmark of the city. Unfinished work of the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí, the Sagrada Familia is located in the district of the same name (Eixample district). The architect designed a careful symbology that makes this building a mystical poem. He has also shown great daring formal construction, such as how to design the arc paraboliquenote one structure or a combination of naturalistic sculptural treatment and abstraction towers. According to data from 2004, the Sagrada Familia is the most visited monument in Spain, surpassing the Alhambra in Granada and the Prado Museum in Madrid1: in 2008, it has indeed attracted more than 2.7 million of visiteurs2. The work carried out during the lifetime of Antoni Gaudí, the crypt and the Nativity façade, was declared Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2005



Church of the Sagrada Familia interior in Barcelona