Tallest Church Building in the World
The Basilica and Expiatory Church of the Holy Family, or Sagrada Família, as it is commonly known, is a large Roman Catholic Church in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. It was designed by Catalan architect, Antoni Gaudí.
In November 2010, La Sagrada Famili was consecrated and proclaimed a minor basilica by Pope Benedict XVI in the presence of King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain, attended by a congregation of 6,500 people, inside and about 50,000 people outside the basilica.
Reports state that when the spires are completed, Sagrada Família will be the tallest church building in the world.
Designing The La Sagrada Familia
It was the inspiration and dream of a Catalan bookseller, Josep Maria Bocabella, founder of Asociación Espiritual de Devotos de San José to build a magnificent church in Spain after visiting the Vatican in 1872.