Sagrada Familia: The construction zone tour

The Sagrada Família, Barcelona's famed basilica, has been an active construction zone for 130 years. Here's the tour that most tourists never get to take.

Tourists, architecture buffs, and even the pope have all come to Barcelona to worship in their respective ways at the altar of the Sagrada Família. It's the life's work of Antoni Gaudí, known as "God's Architect,"and although his design is said to be divinely inspired, carving the church from stone required the hands of men-- and 130 years later, they're still not finished.

The Sagrada Família has been a construction zone for over a century, so we decided to offer 60 Minutes Overtime viewers the real tour of the basilica -- through the construction zone. This week, our cameras follow 60 Minutes correspondent Lara Logan, as she dons a hard hat and makes her way through a maze of scaffolding and makeshift platforms, through a chorus of tinkering chisels, ascending over the rafters to a place where few get to go -- the tippy top of the Sagrada Família.

  • Laura Kuhn

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