Antoni Gaudí died

Antoni Gaudí died

10/06/1926

Antoni Gaudí died on June 10th, three days after being hit by a tram, in the Hospital of the Holy Cross, between five and six in the afternoon, according to the newspapers of the time, which also echo the crowd of people who came to the hospital to say their last goodbye to the 74 year old architect. It has gone down in the history of the city of Barcelona the great outpouring of grief that citizens surrendered to Gaudí, with numerous Masses and tributes. Although the burial had no official character, and responded to the desires of simplicity that Gaudí professed, is remembered for being the most massive, leaving the Hospital de la Santa Cruz, arriving at the cathedral for Mass burial and then addressing the Sagrada Familia to deposit the corpse in the chapel of Carmen in the crypt of the Sagrada Familia after the dirge. Throughout the journey the coffin was accompanied by many admirers, disciples and friends as well as black ribbons in various buildings and houses located on the route between the hospital and the Basilica of the Sagrada Familia.