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When Will Sagrada Familia Finally Be Completed?

When Will Sagrada Familia Finally Be Completed? pixabay

After years of anticipation and continuous construction, the famous Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, not only a city symbol but also one of the most recognized churches worldwide, is finally nearing completion.

Initiated in 1882 by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí, this monumental basilica, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, captivates the attention of both tourists and experts from around the globe. The president of the organization responsible for the construction, Esteve Camps, confirmed that with the financial and material resources gathered, Sagrada Familia is set to be completed in 2026, marking the centenary of Gaudí's death.

Revolutionary Design and Its Implementation

The construction of this extraordinary structure has lasted over a century, and its completion will be a significant milestone not only for Barcelona's residents but also for architecture and history enthusiasts worldwide. Sagrada Familia is to become the tallest church in the world, with a tower dedicated to Jesus Christ reaching a height of 172.5 meters. Thus, the basilica will also become the tallest building in Barcelona, a tremendous engineering and architectural achievement. Faithfully reproducing Gaudí's vision required not only extensive knowledge but also passion from all involved.

The Future of Sagrada Familia After Completion

The completion of Sagrada Familia's construction does not signify the end of work on this unique edifice. As Esteve Camps pointed out, interior works will continue until 2034 to give final shape to selected sculptures and decorative details. The planned completion of construction has also sparked controversy regarding the design of 60-meter-long stairs intended to serve as the main entrance to the basilica. The challenge lies in the need to demolish part of the surrounding buildings and relocate about a thousand residents, showcasing the difficulties of implementing such ambitious architectural projects in densely built urban landscapes today.

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