The Basílica Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família (English: Basilica and Expiatory Church of the Holy Family) is largely an unfinished Roman Catholic church in Barcelona, designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi (1852–1926). Gaudí’s work on the building is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and in November 2010 Pope Benedict XVI consecrated and proclaimed it as a minor basilica, as distinct from a cathedral, which is seat of a bishop.
Also, six other Gaudí buildings in Barcelona, part of la Sagrada Família, are declared UNESCO World Heritage Site testifying “to Gaudí’s exceptional creative contribution to architecture and building technology which influenced many modern constructions in 20th century.