La Sagrada Familia cathedral in Barcelona
Two Metro stops from Rita's house and we visited Gaudi's famous work to see how it was coming. The mammoth project was incomplete when he died in 1926 but his plans and models were complete so work has continued for 80 years--and some estimate it will continue for 50 more. I do not visit cathedrals for their religious significance but for the art--and magnificent art it is! On the link from my previous post there are many photos of this cathedral in process. I saw it first in 1996, again in 2000 and now. During the first visit, there were no tops on the spires. Now those are almost finished and they are working on the inside.
It is labor-intensive work and is funded mostly by donations from a foundation and entrance fees from visitors. It an exquisite monument to art.