It looks like a scene straight from Middle Earth, but it’s actually just Sagrada Familia, a large Roman Catholic church in Barcelona, Spain, designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi, that has been under construction for 132-years. It’s set to be completed in 2026. The basilica has a long history of dividing the citizens of Barcelona: over the initial possibility it might compete with Barcelona’s cathedral, over Gaudi’s design itself, over the possibility that work after Gaudi’s death disregarded his design, and the recent proposal to build an underground tunnel of Spain’s high-speed rail link to France which could disturb its stability. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional informtion.
Describing Sagrada Fam�lia, art critic Rainer Zerbst said, “It is probably impossible to find a church building anything like it in the entire history of art” and Paul Goldberger called it, “The most extraordinary personal interpretation of Gothic architecture since the Middle Ages.”