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Basílica y Templo Expiatorio de la Sagrada Familia
View of the Passion Façade (Western side) in September 2009
(cranes digitally removed)
|Ecclesiastical or organizational status||Minor basilica|
|Leadership||Archbishop Lluís Martínez Sistach|
|Year consecrated||7 November 2010|
|Location||Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain|
|General contractor||Construction Board of La Sagrada Família Foundation|
|Direction of façade||Northeast|
|Length||90 metres (300 ft)|
|Width||60 metres (200 ft)|
|Width (nave)||45 metres (148 ft)|
|Spire(s)||18 (8 already built)|
|Spire height||170 metres (560 ft) (planned)|
|Official name: Works of Antoni Gaudí|
|Criteria||i, ii, iv|
|Region||Europe and North America|
|Official name: Templo Expiatorio de la Sagrada Familia|
The Sagrada Família (full name Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família) is a large Roman Catholic church in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. It was designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí (1852–1926).
Gaudí worked on it until he died. At the time of his death in 1926, less than a quarter of the building was finished. The Sagrada Família's building was slow. It needed private donations (people giving money to it). It was stopped by the Spanish Civil War—only to start again in the 1950s. Building was more than halfway done after 2010. Some of the project's biggest problems still remain. There is an expected finish date of 2026–100 years after Gaudí's death.
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