Sagrada Familia exterior
At the time of our visit, this modern work of art is still under construction, but nearing completion. The building permit was issued in 1885. Consecrated in 2010 by Pope Benedict XVI. It is on track to be completed soon, in 2026.
Like many building projects of today, some things have not changed. Delays in construction have been caused by everything from protests to politics, civil wars to funding woes. Late term plans call for destruction of neighboring property to complete the final walkway.
Like all good structures of renown, it has its own collection of artistic sculpture. Final details are expected to be completed up to ten years after the completion of the building.
When Gaudi was asked why it was taking so long, he is reported to have replied: “My boss (God) is in no hurry.”
Visitors are welcome since their entrance fees are helping the private contributors to pay for the construction.
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When will it be finished? http://www.curbed.com/2016/10/20/13333648/sagrada-familia-gaudi-construction