View from Passion facade tower at Sagrada Familia

View from Passion facade tower at Sagrada Familia

Of the three facades that architect Antoni Gaudi had planned for Sagrada Familia Cathedral, two – Passion facade and Nativity facade – are complete. Work is still going on, on the Glory facade.

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 facade is the only part of Sagrada Familia where you will find straight lines.

After you are done checking out the inside of Sagrada Familia, we suggest you go up the Passion facade tower.

Going up the Sagrada Familia towers is one of the best ways to view Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia from close quarters.

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 sculptures on the various towers of Passion facade. Second is the amazing ocean view.

When you climb up the Passion facade tower for the stunning views it offers, you look down from a height of 65 meters (214 feet), so it is a treat for every tourist.

Of all the different tickets available at Sagrada Familia, we highly recommend the “Top Views” tickets, which provide access to one of the towers. 

Once you have the “Top Views” tickets, you can choose to go up the Passion facade tower or the Nativity facade tower – the choice is yours.

Check out the views from Nativity facade tower

Here are some of the best views from the Passion facade tower at Sagrada Familia

View of passion facade's front in Sagrada Familia
It is believed that almost the same number of people climb up the towers in Passion facade tower as the Nativity facade towers. Image:
Passion facade's full towers view
According to some tourists, the presence of construction equipment hinders some of the views on Passion facade. Image:
Photo taken from Passion facade tower
The intention of the original architect was to strike fear into the hearts of people who saw Passion facade, and this objective is easily achieved. Image:
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Passion facade view of intricate sculpture - Denial of Peter
The shame of Peter, who disowned Jesus after the last supper, has been captured beautifully by the sculptor on the Passion facade. This Passion facade view is quite popular with tourists who climb up the tower. Image:

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Magic square on Passion Facade
On the Passion facade, right next to the Kiss of Judas one can view the Magic Square. All rows and columns of the magic square add up to 33 – Jesus’ age when he died. Image:
View from Passion facade - Jesus Christ's crucification
Jesus Christ’s crucifixion scene is central to the Passion facade at Sagrada Familia. Image:
View from Passion facade Sagarada Familia
Jesus Christ’s suffering is depicted all through the Passion facade. In this view as seen from one of the Passion facade towers, Jesus is seen wearing a crown of thorns. Image:
View from Passion facade tower - Pilate washes his hands
Pilate wanted to spare Jesus, but the crowd hadn’t agreed. In this sculpture, as viewed from one of the towers, he symbolically washes his hands to show that Jesus’ blood is not in his hands. Image:

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View from Passion facade - Sitting Christ
This view of the ‘Sitting Christ’ sculpture on Passion facade symbolizes the ascension of Jesus Christ. Image:
View of Last Supper at Passion facade
This view of the Last Supper is simple – in line with the style of rest of the Passion facade. Image:


Buy TicketsFast Track tickets for Sagrada Familia + Tower Access + Audio Guide

If you book this ticket online, you save 6 Euros per ticket because you don’t pay ticket window surcharge. The ticket will be emailed to you.

Buy TicketsFast Track tickets for Sagrada Familia

Buying this ticket online saves you 3 Euros per ticket because you don’t pay ticket window surcharge. You must show the email at the entrance to gain access.

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