La Sagrada Familia" is Catalan for 'The Holy Family'. It is a large Roman Catholic basilica under construction in Barcelona. Antoni Gaudi worked on the project for over 40 years, devoting the last 15 years of his life entirely to this endeavour. On the subject of the extremely long construction period, Gaudi is said to have joked, "My client is not in a hurry." After Gaudi's death in 1926, work continued under the direction of Domènech Sugranyes until interrupted by the Spanish Civil War in 1935. It is one of the most popular attractions in Spain, alongside the Museo del Prado and Alhambra.
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