Basilica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Familia Spanish Basilica de la Sagrada Familia,The Basilica of the Holy Family also known

as the Sagrada Familia, is a large unfinished minor basilica in the Eixample district of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, and currently

the largest unfinished Roman Catholic church. Designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí (1852–1926), his work on the building is part

of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On 7 November 2010, Pope Benedict XVI consecrated the church and declared it a minor basilica.On 19

March 1882, the construction of the Sagrada Familia began under the architect Francisco de Paula del Villar. In 1883, when Villar

resigned, Gaudí took over as chief architect, replacing the project with his own architectural and engineering

style,combining Gothic and curvilinear Art Nouveau forms. Gaudi devoted the rest of his life to the project, and was

buried in the crypt. At the time of his death in 1926, less than a quarter of the project was completed.

Relying entirely on private donations, construction of the Sagrada Família progressed slowly and was interrupted by

the Spanish Civil War. In July 1936, the revolutionaries set fire to the basement and broke into the workshop,