Sagrada Familia Church Difficult to Complete in 2026 September 17 at 9:52 AM
As for the Sagrada Familia Church, a tourist attraction in Spain that is still under construction nearly 140 years after construction began, the head of construction said the new Coronavirus has makes it difficult to complete in 2026, which he has been targeting.
The Sagrada Familia Church, a representative work of world-renowned architect Antonio Gaudi, began construction in 1882 and has been under construction with the aim of completion in 2026, 100 years after Gaudi’s death.
However, construction has been suspended since March, when a state of emergency was declared across Spain due to the spread of the new coronavirus.
On the 16th, the person in charge of the construction held a press conference and made it clear that construction would resume within the next two weeks, but he said that “the spread of the infection will force us to review the schedule” and that the completion of 2026 has become difficult.
The reason for this is that, in addition to the suspension of construction work, the fiscal situation is tight due to the decline in admission fee revenue due to the decrease in tourists, and the pace of construction must be slowed down.
As for the new completion date, he said, “We cannot draw a long-term outlook at this time,” and said that there was no prospect.
Infections tend to spread again in Spain, tourism in major industries has been hit hard, and the construction of the Sagrada Familia Church has also been affected.