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One man devotes 53 years to building a Cathedral by hand

The Daily Catch - J-P Mauro - published on 02/10/17

There is a man in Spain who has dedicated the last 53 years to building a cathedral. He uses any materials he can get his hands on which gives his project a unique and beautiful look.

Since 1963, a man named Justo Gallego has dedicated his life to building a cathedral on the outskirts of Madrid almost entirely by himself. Despite the lack of any formal training in construction or architecture, Gallego has continued work on the giant church into his 90s and works on it even today. Driven solely by his faith, he admits the project will never be finished in his lifetime and he has yet to make plans for what happens after he dies. Great Big Story gives us a quick glimpse of this unusual man and his towering cathedral.

When you see the scale of the project it is beyond impressive what this one man has done. We’re sure he’s never heard of it, but we bet Mr. Gallego would enjoy Minecraft.

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