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What Gaudí’s Sagrada Familia Will Look Like in 2026


The Sagrada Famlia, a world-famous Catholic church in Barcelona designed by the late renowned architect Antoni Gaud, is set to finally complete construction in the year 2026 after over a century of work. Having first embarked on the ambitious architectural project in 1882, Gaud took his time perfecting the piece, insisting “My client is not in a hurry.”

Thus far, 131 years since the Spanish visionary began working on the basilica and 87 years since his death, there have been nine architects continuing where the original designer left off. Of course, these men have each struggled with their own challenges ranging from the Spanish Civil War and several fires destroying Gaud’s models and workshop to the large sum of money required to fulfill the ambitious designs. The project is entirely funded by private donations and ticket sales by visiting tourists.

Feeling confident that the church will be unveiled in its entirety in only twelve more years, a video has been released with a projection of its construction. Take a look at the church’s expected transformation, below.







via [ArchDaily, Gizmodo]

Pinar Noorata

Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at NBC Universal, Penguin Books, and the Tribeca Film Festival as well as many other independent media companies. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies—anything from foreign art house films to mainstream blockbusters.

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