The Construction of Sagrada Familia Cathedral (or more correctly “Basilica”) in Barcelona has been going on for a very long time; since 1882 in fact.

When the first architect, Francisco de Paula del Villar, resigned a year later in 1883, the project was taken over by Antoni Gaudi who totally changed the design.

On the subject of the extremely long construction period, Gaudí is said to have remarked: “My client (God) is not in a hurry.” When Gaudí died in 1926, the basilica was between 15 and 25 percent complete. – Wiki

The finishing date has recently been given as mid to late 2020’s.

Let’s see. We’re going back next year to check up on progress!

I took this first picture from an open-topped bus on our first day in Barcelona:


Construction Sagrada Familia Gaudi Barcelona

Construction of Sagrada Familia ©HelenBushe


I took these next pictures the day we visited Sagrada Familia:

Four Towers Construction Sagrada Familia Gaudi Barcelona

Four Towers ©HelenBushe


Sagrada Familia Detail construction Gaudi barcelona

Sagrada Familia Detail ©HelenBushe


Towers and a Crane Sagrada Familia Gaudi Barcelona

Towers and a Crane ©HelenBushe

To see the colourful interior please click here.


Thanks again to Cee for her Black & White Challenges:


AngelAmbroseArt · 29 January 2017 at 20:12

These images, and cathedral, blow me away! So much to consume. I would love to see it in person, to explore all the facets. Thanks for bringing this before my eyes.

Inger · 29 January 2017 at 17:50

I really like your photos of the Sagrada Familia Cathedral – and I think monochrome fits very well for the them! It really allows you to focus on all the various shapes. I’ve visited the cathedral once, but think I will have to go back later one day to see them progress:)

    HMB · 29 January 2017 at 18:23

    Thanks Inger. I hope you do go back. And soon!

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