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The Basilica La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona

The Basílica La Sagrada Familia, is a large Roman Catholic church in Barcelona designed by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí. Although incomplete, the church is a Unesco World Heritage Site, and in November 2010 was consecrated and proclaimed a minor basilica by Pope Benedict XVI.

Though construction of Sagrada Família had begun in 1882 , 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.

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It's an incredible structure, fruit of the unique mind of Antoni Gaudí. The ceilings look like a spaceship, and the nave and columns, like a palmtree forest. Work began in 1882 and should be completed in 2026, like the medieval cathedrals of old.

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