A recent video published on the Sagrada Familia Foundation’sYoutube channel  has impressed many watchers with around 3 millions views.

The video shows the construction stages left and how the basilica will look when completed in 2026. Footage was from a camera mounted on a helicopter whilst circulating around the current building. The computer-animated renders shows the spires, a central cupola and other remaining structures rise from nothing. Pretty amazing!

A Bit of History!

Work began on Sagrada Familia in 1882 and Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi took over the direction in 1914. The completed basilica is due to open in 2026, 144 years after it began, to coincide with the centennial anniversary of Gaudí’s death in 1926.

When the basilica is finished it will have 18 towers dedicated to different religious figures, of various heights to reflect their hierarchy. There are eight towers completed so far.

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