There are two kinds of views you can enjoy from the towers in the Passion facade of Sagrada Familia, Barcelona. First, of course, is the view of the intricate skeletal like sculptures on the various towers of Passion facade. Second is the amazing view ocean.
The Passion facade faces the west and represents the suffering of Christ during his crucifixion. While the Nativity facade is highly decorated, the Passion facade is austere, plain and simple. Passion towers or Nativity towers – which is better?
Here are some of the best views from the Passion facade –
Four Western towers of Sagrada Família together form the Passion facade view.
It took 22 years – from 1954 to 1976 – for the work on the four towers of Passion facade to be completed.
Construction of the towers in Passion facade began in 1954, following the drawings and instructions left by Gaudi.
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In 1987, Sculpturer Josep Maria Subirachs started sculpting the various scenes of Passion facade and finished it in 1990. He took inspiration from Gaudi’s drawings and notes.
The four towers of Passion facade represent the four Apostles James, Thomas, Philip, and Bartholomew.
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The Passion facade represents the suffering of Christ during his crucifixion. All the sculptures you will see on the towers are around the crucifixion theme.
Facing the setting sun, which is symbolic of the death of Christ, the Passion Facade is supported by six large and inclined columns.
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While the Nativity facade is highly decorated, the Passion facade is austere, plain and simple.
Story of Jesus’ life is told in the shape of “S” – starting from the bottom and moving to the top of the Passion facade.
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The Last Supper is at the bottom of Passion facade and the Crucifixion is at the top.
Videos of views from Passion facade towers
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