The Sagrada Família is a one-of-a-kind temple, for its origins, foundation and purpose. Fruit of the work of genius, architect Antoni Gaudí, devoted himself fully to the task until the time of his death in 1926. During his lifetime, Gaudí completed the crypt and the Nativity façade at the side, which have been declared a World Heritage Site. This unique modern temple has been under construction since 1882. The surviving models and drawings have made it possible to continue with the building work, which continues to be funded by private donations.