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Coronavirus delays planned 2026 completion of Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia cathedral

The long-awaited completion of Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia will no longer happen in 2026 because the coronavirus epidemic has curtailed its construction and frustrated funding, basilica officials admitted on Wednesday.“The effects of the pandemic have forced us to rethink our planned timeline. This affects the end date we had planned for 2026,” said Esteve Camps who heads the Sagrada Familia’s construction board.One of Spain’s top tourist attractions, the towering architectural masterpiece has…

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