Tourists outside the Sagrada Familia, which was closed for visits during a general strike in Barcelona in October 2017. Photo: AFP

La Sagrada Familia Basilica, architect Antoni Gaudí’s unfinished masterpiece, gets Spanish building permit – after 137 years

  • Church’s first stone was laid in 1882, but Barcelona officials say there is no record showing a construction licence was ever granted
  • Permit is valid through 2026, enough time to complete basilica’s central towers
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Tourists outside the Sagrada Familia, which was closed for visits during a general strike in Barcelona in October 2017. Photo: AFP
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