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281- La Sagrada Familia

31:40 | Oct 25th, 2017

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There are a lot of Gothic churches in Spain, but this one is different. It doesn’t look like a Gothic cathedral. It looks organic, like it was built out of bones or sand. But there’s another thing that sets it apart from your average old Gothic cathe...Show More


Nearly 100 years later this otherworldly structure is still being built. Generations of architects have attempted to interpret and bring to life Gaudi’s highly personal vision after the detailed models were destroyed in the Civil War.


excited to see this monument in person next month, especially after learning more about the history. i did not know that it is the longest running construction project in the world!