1882 (construction started under Francisco de Paula del Villar);1883 (Villar resigned and Antoni Gaudi took over construction);1926 (Gaudi died & less than a quarter of the project was complete);2010 (reached midpoint in construction);2026 (anticipated completion)
The 12 bell towers, between 90 m and 112 m high, represent the apostles. The upper part evocates the crosier of the bishops, their knot symbolizes the ring, and at the end of the bell tower is a double shield similar to a metre, containing a golden cross with the initials of the apostle to whom each tower is dedicated. --info from www.sagradafamilia.org
Keywords: Spain, Barcelona, ceremonial, religious structures, church, cathedral, basilica, exterior, mosaics, spire.
Submitted by Aimee Moore for ARCH/LARCH 200: Outlines of Architecture/Landscape Architecture.
19th Century (1800 - 1899 CE) 20th Century (1900 - 1999) 21st Century (2000 - 2099) Expressionist