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Sant Agustí Review
This unfinished church is one of Barcelona's most unusual structures, with jagged stone sections projecting down the left side, and the upper part of the front entrance on Plaça Sant Agustí waiting to be covered with a facade. Begun in 1728 and abandoned 20 years later, the projected facade, designed by Pere Costa, was to be baroque in style, but funding stopped and so did the construction. Sant Agustí comes alive on May 22, feast day of Santa Rita, patron saint of "los imposibles"—that is, lost causes. Unhappily married women, unrequited lovers, and all-but-hopeless sufferers of every stripe and spot form long lines through the square and down Carrer Hospital. Each carries a rose that will be blessed at the chapel of Santa Rita on the right side of the altar.
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