The Sagrada Familia, the yet unfinished minor basilica that is both Barcelona’s best-known landmark and the architectural masterwork of the Servant of God Antoni Gaudí, is slowly (but surely) coming to completion. This coming Friday, the towers of the Evangelists Luke and Mark will be lit up for the first time.
The Sagrada Familia has been under construction for more than a century. Its first stone was laid on March 1882. It was consecrated on November 7, 2010, by Pope Benedict XVI, who proclaimed it a minor basilica.