The Sagrada Família is a Roman Catholic minor basilica designed by Antoní Gaudí. Although work on the Sagrada Familia began in 1882, the building is famously unfinished, with building work being interrupted by the Spanish Civil War and World War II, and being hindered by a lack of funding. The basilica features three elaborate facades that tell the story of the life of Christ, from the Nativity to the Passion, then to his ascension to heaven in the Glory facade. When completed the church will have 18 towers: 12 to be split between the facades in order to represent the Apostles, four for the Evangelists (writers of the Gospels), one for the Virgin Mary, and the tallest for Jesus Christ. When completed, the Sagrada Família will be the tallest church in the world. While it’s technically not a cathedral (since it doesn’t have a bishop of its own), Pope Benedict XVI declared it a minor basilica when he officiated at its consecration in 2010, and it holds its own unique place in the civic and religious life of Barcelona. The basilica is set to be completed in 2026.