Antoni Gaudi and the Sagrada Familia.
Antoni Gaudi is a famous Architect. He has most of his buildings in Barcelona. The Sagrada Familia is one of them. I will be focusing on this building in particular throughout the project. But I will also tell you about the man himself, Gaudi.
Gaudi was born in 1852. He lived till he was 73. The accident that caused his death was tragic. He was taking a walk to church. While walking along, He was struck by a tram and got knocked unconscious. He was assumed to be a beggar because of the shabby clothes he wore, so he did not receive immediate help. In the end a police officer picked him up, and transported him to hospital. By the time he was recognised as Antoni Gaudi the next day, his condition had grown way worse. He died on the 10th of June, 1926.
Gaudi has many built many buildings. As I said before, the sagrada Familia is one of the most famous. In 1882, they started to build it. It is expected to be finished in 2026.As Gaudi died in 1926, you can imagine it is still not finished. The people in barcelona are trying to carry on building it. It is a very hard job because as they are building it, bits of it are needing to be restored. Why? Because it is 127 years old! The words Sagrada Familia mean ‘Holy Family’. The tallest tower on the Sagrada Familia will be 560 feet when it is built.
The Sagrada Familia is the biggest tourist attraction in Spain.
There is a huge bridge between two of the towers. People visiting like to stand on it and see the view of the whole city. When I look at the Sagrada Familia I think how ridiculously detailed it is. It is absolutely crazy to me. Look at the sagrada familia now and compare it to what it will be when it is finished.
Other Buildings By Gaudi:
Other famous buildings by Antoni Gaudi include the Casa Mila, Casa Batllo and Park Guell. They are all crazy designs, but obviously not as crazy as the Sagrada Familia! I think almost all of his buildings are in Barcelona. The Casa Mila was started in 1906 and finished in 1910. The Casa Batllo was built in 1904. Park Guell was started in 1900 and opened in 1914.
That is all my information on Gaudi and his famous buildings. I hope you learnt a bit more about the Sagrada Familia! Got to this link to watch a video about building the Sagrada Familia! :)