It’s called The Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família and it’s the number one attraction in Barcelona according to TripAdvisor. We visited the church one day during our one-week stay in Barcelona last October. This shot will be my entry for Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness Challenge this week.
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Construction began on the church in 1882 and Antoni Gaudi took over in 1883 and worked on it off and on for the next 31 years. Then he worked on it exclusively for the last twelve years of his life. He died in 1926 and they are still working on it. The present plans call for completion by 2026, the hundredth anniversary of Gaudi’s death.
TripAdvisor also rates La Sagrada Familia as # 5 of the ten top attractions in the world. I’ll be showing more photos of La Sagrada Familia in several postings over the next couple of weeks. Stay tuned.
And don’t forget to drop by Leanne’s website this week to see what other photographers are doing in monochrome these days.