The church began being built in 1883. In 1926, with Gaudi's sudden death, construction halted. It was continued only in 1946, after many differences of opinions, that came from the fact that Gaudi left no plans for the rest of the construction.
The church is made of 12 tall turrets, 100 meters tall each, symbolizing the 12 Apostles. Today, you can see only 8 of the turrets, since the rest are still under construction. The turrets are divided into three facades symbolizing the birthing of Jesus, his death, and his resurrection. Another turret is futured to be built at the height of 170 meters, symbolizing Jesus himself. Around, 4 additional lower turrets will be added, symbolizing the four evangelists, disciples and messengers of Jesus. Another turret will be erected to symbolize the Virgin Mary.
The church still does not have a completion date, and it is not sure when the construction will end. There is no doubt, however, that when the church is finalized it will be one of the largest and most impressive churches in the world.
According to the facade of the Passion, you can learn about the last days of Jesus. The facade of Nativity is faced towards the sunrise, with many statues and arches, and at the center a beautiful mosaic. Each one of the facades has 4 bell towers at the height of 100 meters, each dedicated to a different saint from the 12 Apostles. Another main tower, that has yet to be added to the building, will be at the height of 170 meters, and will be dedicated to the symbol of Jesus. Look at the facades, go up to the towers and visit Gaudi's grave. Enjoy!