The Construction of Sagrada Familia Cathedral (or more correctly “Basilica”) in Barcelona has been going on for a very long time; since 1882 in fact.
When the first architect, Francisco de Paula del Villar, resigned a year later in 1883, the project was taken over by Antoni Gaudi who totally changed the design.
On the subject of the extremely long construction period, Gaudí is said to have remarked: “My client (God) is not in a hurry.” When Gaudí died in 1926, the basilica was between 15 and 25 percent complete. – Wiki
The finishing date has recently been given as mid to late 2020’s.
Let’s see. We’re going back next year to check up on progress!
I took this first picture from an open-topped bus on our first day in Barcelona:
I took these next pictures the day we visited Sagrada Familia:
To see the colourful interior please click here.
Thanks again to Cee for her Black & White Challenges: