The Passion Facade


Sagrada Família has three main facades. The oldest facade, also known as the Nativity Facade, was built prior to interruption due to the Spanish Civil War. It is said to be closest to Gaudi’s design. On the other hand, the Glory Facade is designed to be the grandest and is still uncompleted.

The Passion Facade is a stark contrast to the ornately detailed and naturalistic Nativity Facade. Designed using angular, harsh curves, the facade is meant to invoke the gravity of Christ’s sacrifice on the cross.

This is second in a series of posts on [La Sagrada Família].

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