Sneak preview: How the Sagrada Familia Will Look in 2026

Work on Antoni Gaudí‘s masterpiece, the Sagrada Familia, started in 1882 and to some it might seem like a very slow building process, but actually the building is moving forward at a rapid pace, especially during the last years. I remember visiting the construction site as a kid in the early nineties, when it seemed there wasn’t much more then the south gate and the first set of towers. And of course the exciting walk over that little bridge between two towers, high up in the sky! Fast forward 20 years and you’re now finally able to admire the inside of the basilica, with the spectacular play of light coming in through the colourful stained glass windows.

But to show visitors and fans all over the world how the basilica will look like in the following years and when it’s going to be finished in 2026 (exactly 100 years after the death of  Gaudí), the Sagrada Familia Foundation published a video showing the process and the result, combining real helicopter video footage with 3D renderings. Can you imagine that the towers we see now, will only be smaller towers when it’s finished? The main spire will rise more then 170m! It’s breathtaking, have a look: