The Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, the temple of Barcelona based on the designs of architect Antoni Gaudí, is no longer an arbitrary building: 137 years since its founding, it eventually acquired a legitimate building permit.
The municipality of Barcelona has approved to grant the permit to the company that has undertaken to complete the monumental project, for an amount of 4.6 million euros.
The permit is valid until 2026, when it is estimated that the work started in 1882 will be completed. The maximum height allowed for the temple to reach is 172 meters, which means that it will be the tallest building in the city, while its budget is 374 million euros.
Sagrada Familia, the attraction of Barcelona that hosts the most tourists every year (about 4.5 million in 2017), has been designated UNESCO’s World Heritage since 2005, although it is still unfinished.
Source: ANA MPA