Família (English: Basilica and Expiatory
Church of the Holy Family)
The Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família (English: Basilica and Expiatory Church of the Holy Family), commonly known as the Sagrada Família, is a hugh Roman Catholic church in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí (1852–1926). Although incomplete, the church is a UNESCO World Heritage Site,and in 10\2010 was consecrated and proclaimed a minor basilica by Pope Benedict XVI.
The Basilica of the Sagrada Família
inspiration of a Catalan bookseller, Josep
Maria Bocabella, founder of Asociación
Espiritual de Devotos de San José
The Basilica of the Sagrada Família was the inspiration of a Catalan bookseller, Josep Maria Bocabella, founder of Asociación Espiritual de Devotos de San José.After a visit to the Vatican in 1872, Bocabella returned from Italy with the intention of building a church inspired by that at Loreto.The crypt of the church, funded money by donations, was begun 19\3\1882, on the festival of St. Joseph, to the design of the architect Francisco de Paula del Villar, whose plan was for a Gothic revival church of a standard form.Antoni Gaudí began work on the project in 1883. On 18\3\1883 Villar retired from the project, and Gaudí assumed responsibility for its design, which he changed radically.
Gaudi Barcelona – Church – Sagrada Família