When in Spain, most of us rush directly to see the works of the brilliant and the great Antonio Gaudi. Known to be one of the greatest architects of all time, his monuments speak so much of this brilliant creator’s passion and avid love for beauty, nature, and God.
Today we bring you, some beautiful and heartwarming facts about Gaudi’s most notable work, La Sagrada Familia.
- La Sagrada Familia took five times the time to build, than the great Pyramids of Egypt.
- The work on La Sagrada Familia began in 1882, and will be completed by the year 2041.
- The design is based on the natural curves found in nature.
- The pillars in the interior look very similar to trees.
- One turtle and one tortoise are placed at the base of two pillars to show balance between land and sea.
- The orbit of the stars was the inspiration behind the design of the helicoidal columns.
- Gaudi believed that no manmade object should rise above the work of God.
- He intended the highest peak of La Sagrada Familia to be one meter shorter than Barcelona’s highest peak, Montjuic Hill.
- La Sagrada Familia can be seen from all corners of the city.
- Gaudi devoted 40 living years of work for this church.
- Gaudi believed the angels will overlook the spires of La Sagrada Familia.