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Lindsey Campbell

The construction for Barcelona’s La Sagrada Familia began back in 1882—and it’s still going on. After over 100 years of work, however, there is an end in sight. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is set to be completed in 2026, a mere 144 years after it was started.

The much-anticipated building is most well known for its famed architect, Antoni Gaudi. Gaudi was actually the second architect to work on the temple, taking over the project back in 1883 and revamping the design to what we now recognize as one of the greatest architectural structures of all time. He devoted himself to the project until the time of his death in 1926 when the building was only a quarter complete.

Since then, visitors from near and far have followed the building through its journey, spanning across five generations. With soaring towers and intricate details, many are anxious to see the completed structure sooner rather than later.

If you can’t wait until 2026 to get a look at the real thing, you’re in luck. The Basílica de la Sagrada Família shared a 3D-animated video on their YouTube page showing the completed basilica in all its glory.  Take some time to watch below.

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