El Temple de la Sagrada Família
- the Temple of the Sacred Family. Gaudí's famous
Construction started in 1882 with tha laying of the foundation
stone and 121 years later (as you will see) there's still a lot
more work to be done - but that's still a faster workrate than
Dublin City Council would manage.
There have been a number of delays and setbacks in its lifetime;
disagreements with the original architect led to Gaudí being
appointed to produce a revised design; financial problems delayed
construction; Gaudí himself died in 1926 when he was run
over by a tram; the works were damaged and many plans & models
were lost during the Spanish Civil War and all work was suspended
for many years during the Franco dictatorship.