Work began on the Sagrada Familia temple in 1882. Since then, works only stopped during the Civil War and there have been many architects involved over the years. Gaudí’s contribution, more specifically the Nativity façade and crypt, was listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 2005.
This is the masterpiece of Reus-born architect Antoni Gaudí, who from 1914 until his untimely death in 1926, devoted his life to this work, shaping the distinctive towers that form part of Barcelona’s spectacular skyline.
The temple was consecrated and proclaimed a minor Basilica by Pope Benedict XVI on the 7th of November 2010.