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Secrets about the Sagrada Familia

Author: Apoorv Raven
by Apoorv Raven
Posted: Aug 26, 2019

When you visit Spain you can ask any tourist about their favorite destination and you will find the Sagrada Familia on top of their list. Because of the Beautiful design and architectural style of the Church is very unique and can't be found anywhere in the world. Thanks to the contribution of the famous Catalan Architect Antoni Gaudi who was famous for his different style of designs inspired by nature and bible. Antoni Gaudi has many more creations in Barcelona city such as Park Guell, Casa Batllo, Casa Mila, etc. Let's begin with some of the secrets about Sagrada Familia that are undisclosed to the general public.

  1. Sagrada Familia is not a CathedralMany people think that the Sagrada Familia is Barcelona's main cathedral, but it's not. In fact, Sagrada is Basilica this means the church has received a special status by Pope. The churches that are home to a Bishop can be called Cathedrals
  2. Antoni Gaudi was not the head architect at the beginning during the initial stages of Sagrada's construction, Francisco de Paula del Villar was the head architect and was having the responsibility of the church and was very famous in Spain. Gaudi used to work under him as a junior but some time later when Francisco left Gaudi was handed the responsibility for the completion of Sagrada. Antoni Gaudi used his unique skills for the construction of the church and till date, the skills and techniques are used by the engineers who are responsible for the completion of the church. The church is expected to be completed by the end of 2026 right after 100 years of Gaudi's death.
  3. The yearly cost of construction for Sagrada is 25 million eurosYou can't guess the total money invested in the construction of the church but for now, we know the yearly expenses of the church. However, the Sagrada has neither received funding from the public nor from the church. It has been relying on the tickets sale for its funds or from private donations.
  4. Antoni Gaudi died in a tragic accident and was not recognized audio passed away when he was 73 in 1926. He was on his daily routine to work and in midway, he was hit by a Tram in Barcelona. However, the architect was very famous in the whole Barcelona city and anyone could have recognized him but at the time of the incident, he was wearing shabby clothes and was not carrying any kind of identification so people assumed that he was a beggar. He was instantly rushed to the hospital and on the same day, Sagrada Familia Chaplain recognized him.

So, these were some secrets that were unknown to the general audience and they believed that some of the other points to be false but this is the reality. We hope that our article will be of your great help and when you visit the great Sagrada Familia you will be highly prepared for exploring the Church by yourself and you won't need any kind of tour guide and will help you in saving your money.


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Author: Apoorv Raven

Apoorv Raven

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