Barcelona s Sagrada Familia agrees deal over lack of licence
|bbc.com 18 Oct 2018 at 08:16|
The Sagrada Familia basilica in Barcelona, one of Spain s most famous tourist sites, has agreed to pay $41m (£31m) to the city authorities after going without a building permit for more than 130 years.
The spectacular church designed by architect Antoni Gaudí, is a Unesco world heritage site and still under construction.
Work began on the building in 1882.
Barcelona s mayor said the deal was an historic agreement.
The basilica will pay the money over 10 years to improve public transport and access to the monument and assist the local neighbourhood.