Gaudi Class (Year 1)
The son of a coppersmith, Antoni Gaudi was born in 1852 in Catalonia, Spain. He developed an interest in architecture, studying the subject in Barcelona and graduating from the Provincial School of Architecture in 1878. The city later became home to his greatest works, which were inspired by his religion and love of nature. Visitors to Barcelona can follow a trail of Gaudi's work across the city, from Park Güell's mosaic gardens to Casa Batlló's distinctive façade.
Considered Gaudi's most iconic work, the Sagrada Familia is an unfinished church which towers over all other buildings in Barcelona. Open to the public and popular among tourists, the church demonstrates Gaudi's unique, easily recognisable style and penchant for bright colours. Today, more than 140 years after the first cornerstone was laid, construction continues with completion set to be 2026, exactly 100 years after Gaudi tragically died when hit by a tram at age 73. When finally completed, the church spires will make the Sagrada Familia the tallest church in the world!
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