Even though his architecture seems revolutionary, Gaudí was a devout Catholic, and this cathedral was to be his masterpiece. He died in 1926 after being run over by a streetcar in 1926, and never got to finish it.
|Looming over the landscape
A beacon for interplanetary visitors.
Taken from the Palau Nacional
The cathedral is not finished, though work is continuing.
Sort of like an octopus speeding away. The tips have mosaics, and in spidery writing, they're inscribed: Hosanna Excelsis
|Detail of the front
The surface of the building looks like melted wax.
|A bit of battiness|
|The "Passion" facade
Designed in the 1950's by Josep Subirachs, some people are less-than-thrilled with the work.
A passion for anachronism: Medieval knights and a cubist Christ.