At the February gathering of Pilgrims in Adelaide, we had the pleasure of a very informative talk by Dr Rosemary Nursey-Bray, a guide from the SA Art Gallery. The subject was the life and works of Antoni Gaudí, the outstanding Catalan architect. He designed lampposts, newsstands, furniture, altars, pavilions, palaces and a stunning park.
Did you know that you can see his structures on several Caminos de Santiago? However most of his amazing buildings and the Park Güell are in Barcelona. He died a pauper at the age of 74 when struck by a tram whilst crossing the street in Barcelona in 1926.
His most notable creation is La Sagrada Familia, the unique church in Barcelona, due for completion in 2024 (see top right). It is a UNESCO listed World Heritage site and was consecrated by Pope Benedict XVI as a minor Basilica in 2010. To date it has been built solely with public donations and entry fees.