The church of Sagrada Família was envisioned by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí in the 1880s. The construction of the sacral building started in 1882 and continues up until today. It is funded solely by entrance fees paid by visitors from around the world. As with the construction of other grand cathedrals it is not unusual that such an endeavour takes many centuries to complete. After all, it is a church build to last for eternity.