The Sagrada Família, is a massive Roman Catholic Church. Its construction began in 1882 and continues to this day.
Originally designed by Antoni Gaudí (1852 – 1926), who worked on the project for over 40 years, devoting the last 15 years of his life entirely to the endeavor, the project is scheduled to be completed in 2026.
On the subject of the extremely long construction period, Gaudí is said to have remarked, « My client is not in a hurry. » After Gaudí’s death in 1926, work continued under the direction of Domènech Sugranyes until interrupted by the Spanish Civil War in 1936.
La Sagrada Familia inspires awe by its sheer vertically and, in the true manner of the great medieval cathedrals it emulates, it’s still under construction after more than 100 years. It is the most visited monument in Spain.