GAUDÍ AND THE SAGRADA FAMÍLIA: AN INSIDE EXPERIENCE
Sagrada Família opens its doors to you
The Sagrada Família is raising awareness of Gaudí’s masterpiece with a travelling exhibition.
Due to the heritage value of the Sagrada Família, and aware of the transcendental importance of this final push in the construction process, the Junta Constructora del Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família is launching a new travelling exhibition to bring the experience of the Basilica to more people.
The contents of this exhibit allow visitors to learn more about Gaudí as a person and his masterpiece, the Sagrada Família, in order to raise awareness among all types of audiences.
The exhibition is simply set, prioritising images over text, to give visitors a visual, attractive experience of the temple and its genius architect. Through a progressive process of discovery, visitors learn about his work methods, techniques and sources of inspiration.
The exhibition also features several audiovisual pieces and finishes up with a model of the finished temple showing what the Sagrada Família will look like once Gaudí’s dream has come true.
The exhibition will visit several museums and diocesan spaces. After being at the Alma Mater Museum (Zaragoza) and Gaudí’s palace (Astorga), from 6 June to 30 September the exhibition will be in the Espacio Cultural del Monasterio de San Martín Pinario, headquarters of the Major Seminary of Santiago de Compostela (Galicia).
Gaudí and the Sagrada Família
Antoni Gaudí (1852–1926), a universal figure of modern architecture, contributed his own unique method that was unprecedented in this field. The greatest example of this is the Basilica of the Sagrada Família, a construction project he began to work on in 1883 and devoted forty years of his life to.
Aware that he could never finish it, he left behind models, plans, photographs and sketches that have allowed the next generations to continue on with his work.
Today, thanks to the efforts of many people who have contributed their hard work and donations, the project is in the transcendental final stretch towards 2026, when the architectural works are scheduled to be completed.
Santiago de Compostela