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Spain's La Sagrada Família Will Finally Be Completed In 2026

The largest unfinished Catholic church in the world is set to be completed after 144 years of construction

La Sagrada Família is the largest unfinished Catholic church in the world Photo: Valerie2000/Shutterstock
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144 years after it began construction, the Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família is finally nearing completion.

The largest unfinished Catholic church in the world whose architect Antoni Gaudí died an untimely death, La Sagrada Família will be completed in 2026 to coincide with the centenary of his passing, according to the cathedral’s construction board. The completion of the building is now possible due to increased ticket sales after the post-pandemic travel boom, after years of delays and stoppages due to the Spanish Civil War, fire and insufficient funds.

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