19 Mar:
Gaudí’s Magnum Opus

The cornerstone of the Sagrada Familia was laid on March 19, 1882, kicking off a construction project so ambitious that it is still going to this day.

Perhaps unexpectedly, however, on the day it began, the cathedral that is now regarded as Antoni Gaudí’s Art Nouveau magnus opus was being overseen by another architect entirely, and had a fairly traditional design. 

In this episode, Arion, Rebecca and Olly discuss how Gaudí planned to incorporate the entire heavens and earth into a single structure; reveal which are the world’s longest ever construction projects; and explain why Gaudí should have followed that classic parental advice to always wear clean underwear in case you are in an accident…

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#1800s #Architecture #Religion #Spain 

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