Heresy Or Homage in Barcelona?

A chorus of protests greets plans to complete an unfinished basilica started by a Spanish genius

"The Sagrada Familia is . . . the reflection of the soul of the people. Woe the day that it is halted!" -- Catalan poet Joan Maragall

"It would be a betrayal to even think of finishing the Sagrada Familia . . . without genius. Let it remain there, like a huge rotting tooth." -- Catalan painter Salvador Dali

Sensual, spiritual, whimsical, exuberant -- few buildings so symbolize a city as Barcelona's unfinished Sagrada Familia: the Expiatory Temple of the Holy Family. Architect Antoni Gaudi's masterpiece dominates the skyline of Catalonia's capital, attracting 700,000 visitors a year. Its art nouveau stonework,...

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