Written on April 21, 2022.
We visited the Basilica on April, 18, 2022.
On March, 19, 1882 construction of the Sagrada Familia began under Architect, Francisco de Paula Del Villar. In 1843 when Villar resigned, Gaudí took over as Chief Architect, combining Gothic & Curvilinear Art Nouveau forms. Gaudí devoted the remainder of his life to the project and is buried in the crypt. At the time of his death in 1926, less than a quarter of the project was complete.