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Chile to build first completed Antoni Gaudí structure outside of Spain

Chilean flags.
Chilean flags. Image by Mark Scott Johnson / CC BY 2.0

Chilean president Michelle Bachelet has announced that the city of Rancagua, 50 miles outside of Santiago, will begin construction on a chapel based on a series of sketches by Antoni Gaudí. In 1922, Chilean friar Angélico Aranda wrote to Gaudí and asked the famous architect to design a chapel for the city. The design is based on sketches sent to the friar almost a century ago and is set to be Gaudí’s first completed project outside of his native Spain. Read more: theguardian.com