Sagrada Familia Cathedral

Gaudí's Masterpiece takes Barcelona's Centre Stage

Antoni Gaudí’s masterpiece is the one of the main attractions for visitors to Barcelona. Gaudí was born in Reus to the south of the city, the son of a coppersmith he began to learn about arts and crafts in his father’s workshop. When he left Reus for Barcelona he entered the School of Architecture which is where his dream developed into one of the most famous structures in the world.

His reputation as a talented architect grew as he took on some of Barcelona’s best known projects, designing and honing them with his interminable style. Casa Batlló and the Casa Milà were two of these projects. He took over the design of the Sagrada Familia Cathedral in 1883 and shortly after left all his other work to concentrate solely on this project. His legacy is felt all across the city with the towering spires of the Sagrada Familia recognisable to visitors from all areas of the globe. The Cathedral remained unfinished for many years following his death, however inspired architects, artists and designers throughout the world to come together to complete this masterpiece in his honour.

Sagrada Familia Cathedral stands proudly today, a blend of Gaudí’s original intricate designs which encompass such awe inspiring attention to detail on one side, and the opposite a more contemporary depiction of the modernist art which continues to inspire visitors to the city today.