The Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família (English: Basilica and Expiatory Church of the Holy Family), is a large Roman Catholic church in Barcelona, Spain, designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí (1852–1926).
Construction of Sagrada Família had commenced in 1882 and Gaudí became involved in 1883, taking over the project and transforming it with his architectural and engineering style, combining Gothic and curvilinear Art Nouveau forms. Gaudí devoted his last years to the project, and at the time of his death at age 73 in 1926 less than a quarter of the project was complete. Sagrada Família's construction progressed slowly, as it relied on private donations and was interrupted by the Spanish Civil War, only to resume intermittent progress in the 1950s. Construction passed the midpoint in 2010 with some of the project's greatest challenges remaining and an anticipated completion date of 2026, the centenary of Gaudí's death.
The twenty closest neighbours in the database:
Barcelona (Spain) (2 km), Palau and Park Güell (3 km), Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey (35 km), Tarragona (Spain) (84 km), Monestir de Santa Maria de Poblet (92 km), Perpignan (France) (156 km), Carcassonne (France) (202 km), Lourdes (France) (262 km), Aigues-Mortes (France) (292 km), Valencia (Spain) (304 km), Nîmes (France) (324 km), Miramas le Vieux (France) (335 km), Pont du Gard (342 km), Pamplona (Spain) (352 km), Avignon (France) (356 km), Rocamadour (France) (380 km), Biarritz (France) (383 km), Sarlat-la-Canéda (France) (395 km), San Sebastián (Spain) (403 km), Bilbao (Spain) (470 km)