On Friday, the municipality of Barcelona granted the building permits for the Sagrada Familia construction site, the most famous basilica in the city and one of the most famous monuments in Spain, although it was never completed. The first stone was laid 137 years ago.
The permits provide that the works can continue until 2026, the centenary of the death of Antoni Gaudí, the architect who designed the church, and the year in which he would like to finish it. It is not clear why so far the permits had not been granted, but last October the foundation that deals with the construction and preservation of the church had agreed to pay 36 million euros to the city, over 10 years, for never having had the right permissions. For new permits, it will pay 4.6 million euros.
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