Barcelona's world- La Sagrada Familia basilica has finally been given a building 136 years after construction on the began. The church has agreed to repay $41 million in that date back to 1882, which is when ground was first broken on the building. City authorities have given the church a 10-year to pay the fees. Barcelona's has hailed the deal as a historic agreement. She said the funds would be allotted to municipal projects that will improve the metro system, roads, services and local neighbourhoods. A resident tweeted: "To improve the environment of this building is to improve the quality of life for and visitors as well as the of Barcelona."
La Sagrada Familia was designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi, a artist who also designed many -catching, unique and eccentric buildings and parks in Barcelona. The basilica is slated for in 2026, exactly 100 years after Gaudi's . Construction has continued on La Sagrada Familia for over a century without any inspections from authorities. It was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1985. In 2010, Pope Benedict XVI consecrated the church and proclaimed it a basilica, which is from a cathedral in it not being the seat of a . It is now one of Barcelona's tourist attractions, attracting an estimated 20 million visitors a year.