Antoni Gaudi, Barcelona, Catalonia, Europe, Sagrada Familia Photo Gallery: The Sagrada Familia Gallery April 29, 2016 Destinations 1 Comment Follow us on Facebook! We took about a hundred photos at the Sagrada Familia. Here are some of them. The Nativity Facade with its four towers We were able to go up to the walkway between the two central towers. A crowd admires the sculptures on the Nativity Facade. Construction continues on the church which was dedicated as a basilica in 2010. Inside the church – tall filigreed columns More interior columns Workmen prepare materials to be hoisted into place eventually. Another piece under construction One of the exhibits explaining Gaudi’s art. He took inspiration for this grille from honeycombs. A turtle forms the pedestal for this column. Nature themes played a large role in Gaudi’s designs. Looking down on the street from the elevated walkway on the Nativity Facade At this great height there seems to be even more construction than down below. Look up the tower and you can see the scalloped windows, each recessed and shielded by an overhanging piece of stone. Janis and the pinnacle of the central sculpture in front of the walkway Some of the fruit inspired decorations atop two spires. A large stained glass window More spires topped with fruit decorations. Looking up one of the towers inside Looking down the stairwell of one of the towers Janis inside one of the towers. This stairwell is inspired by spirals, perhaps a shell. One last look below before taking the elevator back down. A model in the gallery below the church Back outside – a good look at the construction work. A drawing of what the project will look like when completed in 2026. Follow us on Facebook!