This page contains facts about the Barcelona Cathedral
and Antonio Gaudi.
Antonio Gaudi became obsessed with his cathedral in
Barcelona called the Sagrada Familia (Expiatory Temple of the sacred family). The work of the Cathedral was taken very personal and became the life of Antonio Gaudi.
The Cathedral was made to have four facades, which represent the birth, death, and resurrection of Christ. Above each Facade are four towers; these represent the twelve apostles. The center and tallest of the towers represents Jesus Christ. Sagrada Familia is an amazing structure. Almost every statute or part of the building has some sort of meaning.
Tile work by Gaudi at Palau Guell, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Tile Detail from Antonio Gaudi's Guell Park, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
By looking at the Cathedral, you can see why the work of the Cathedral is still ongoing. The attention to detail on the towers is incredible. Although Antonio Gaudi died before seeing his work finished; you can still go and see students of art institutes working on the Cathedral.