Sagrada Familia

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.

Plaça de Gaudí Exterior

from Plaça de Gaudí, Exterior facade of Sagrada Familia

Plaça de Gaudí Exterior

Plaça de Gaudí,  Sagrada Familia, Exterior

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.

Plaça de Gaudí Exterior

Plaça de Gaudí,  Sagrada Familia, Exterior

Plaça de Gaudí Exterior

Plaça de Gaudí,  Sagrada Familia, Exterior

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.

Plaça de Gaudí Exterior

Plaça de Gaudí,  Sagrada Familia, Exterior

Plaça de Gaudí Exterior

Plaça de Gaudí,  Sagrada Familia, Exterior

Plaça de Gaudí Exterior

Plaça de Gaudí,  Sagrada Familia, Exterior

Plaça de Gaudí Exterior

Plaça de Gaudí,  Sagrada Familia, Exterior

Plaça de Gaudí Exterior

Plaça de Gaudí,  Sagrada Familia, Exterior

When Gaudi was asked why it was taking so long, he is reported to have replied: “My boss (God) is in no hurry.”

Plaça de Gaudí Exterior

Plaça de Gaudí,  Sagrada Familia, Exterior

Visitors are welcome since their entrance fees are helping the private contributors to pay for the construction.

Plaça de Gaudí Exterior

Plaça de Gaudí,  Sagrada Familia, Exterior

– Where do you want to go today? –

When will it be finished?   http://www.curbed.com/2016/10/20/13333648/sagrada-familia-gaudi-construction

Who will pay the taxes?   http://therealdeal.com/2016/10/22/barcelona-demands-building-permits-from-gaudis-la-sagrada-familia/

National Geographic says: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/11/151105-gaudi-sagrada-familia-barcelona-final-stage-construction/

 

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