It's one of the most interesting--and perhaps the most unique--churches in the world and has been under construction since 1882. (Architect Antoni Gaudi once remarked about the long construction period ""My client is not in a hurry.") At one time, it was expected construction could take more than 400 years. It's now hoped that the basilica will be completed by 2026--in time for the hundredth anniversary of Gaudi's death.
I've got a (metric) ton of photos, so we'll split this post into a two-post series: one of exterior shots and one of interior photos.
|A ground-level view of the iconic gothic towers|
|The "Nativity Facade"|
|The "Nativity Facade" incorporated a level of intricate detail I found difficult to photograph.|
|Another shot of the Nativity Facade|
|Unlike most churches, the Tree of Life incorporates color into the exterior design.|
|The portrayal of Christ's crucifixion on the "Passion Facade"|
|Christ is arrested on the Passion Facade.|
|Judas betrays Christ.|
|The Scourging at the Pillar|
|More from the Passion Facade|
|The Resurrected Christ triumphs above the Passion Facade|
|The basilica dominates the skyline from a nearby park|