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The Sagrada Familia: how Gaudi’s masterpiece became a myth and a divisive political tool

Barcelona’s fabled basilica recently celebrated the completion of its first tower with a giant star. But as at every stage in its history, not everyone is pleased. By Josep-Maria Garcia Fuentes, Newcastle University

WATCH: A new star is born as final piece placed atop tower in Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia changing the skyline...

THE architectural masterpiece by Antoni Gaudi took another step towards completion as a giant multifaceted star was lifted into place atop one of Sagrada...

One of Spain’s top tourist attractions, Barcelona’s iconic Sagrada Familia, suffers another completion setback

THE COVID pandemic has dashed hopes for completing Antoni Gaudi's unfinished iconic Sagrada Familia basilica in Barcelona in time for the centenary of his...

Completion of Barcelona’s iconic Sagrada Familia cathedral delayed by COVID-19

BARCELONA'S famous Sagrada Familia cathedral has become the latest victim of coronavirus. Its final completion – 143 years after the first stone was laid –...

Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia named Europe’s top tourist attraction

The Sagrada Familia in Barcelona has been named as Europe’s top must-visit attraction.

FOR CHRIST’S SAKE: Completion of Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia in trouble AGAIN as 3,000 residents fear their homes will become...

A RESIDENT’S association has begun legal action to stop the completion of Barcelona’s iconic Sagrada Familia. Construction of the emblematic cathedral stalled after architect Antoni...

The Gaudi Effect – A look at Spain’s most influential architect

ANTONIO Gaudi's iconic Sagrada Familia has finally begun its final phase of construction, more than 100 years after it began. It is just one of...

Ed Sheeran gets Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia tattooed on his stomach

The superstar admitted that he passed out from the pain of the tattoo

Spain’s botched jobs: Best of the worst cowboy cockups

What would the Romans say... about Spain’s long list of botched makeovers and reckless restorations? Rob Horgan and Iona Napier tour the country’s monumental disasters

Sagrada Familia being built out of ice in Finland

Gaudi's unfinished Sagrada Familia may finally be completed… in ice

Pope’s queer kissathon

Thousands of gay people set to welcome the Pope with a kiss

Elen rubs magic Lamps

Football ace splashes out on Barcelona flat for former grandmother-in-law

Vatican confirms Pope’s Spain trip

Pope Benedict XVI will make two-day visit this November

AVE Maria for Sagrada Familia

Engineers check whether new AVE tunnels could endanger cathedral




Supermarket strike is announced in Spain over the crucial Christmas period

SUPERMARKET and grocery shop workers in the Madrid area are set to strike over Christmas over wage rise demands. The UGT trade union has announced...


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