No. 183 – Sagrada Família

Halls of Justice on Deadworld from the Judge Dredd story Judge Death Lives (progs 224228 (1981)) written by John Wagner and Alan Grant and drawn by Brian BollandSagrada Família basilica in Barcelona, Spain, designed by Antoni Gaudí (1852–1926)

The Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família [from the Catalan: “Basilica and Expiatory Church of the Holy Family”], a minor basilica* in the Catalan modernisme style combining Gothic and curvilinear Art Nouveau forms, has been officially under construction since 1882 [136 years, at time of entry post], with less than a quarter of the building having been completed by the time of the architect’s death in 1926. Completion of the structure is said to be expected mañana.

*Proclaimed a minor basilica – as distinct from a cathedral – by Pope Benedict XVI when he consectrated the building in 2010


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