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View from Passion facade tower at Sagrada Familia

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

The Glory facade, which represents Christ’s eternal glory, is yet to be completed.

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 straightforward.

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

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

You can enjoy two views from the towers in the Passion facade of Sagrada Familia, Barcelona.

The first shows the intricate skeletal sculptures on the Passion facade’s various towers, and the second shows a fantastic ocean view.

When you climb the Passion facade tower for stunning views, you look down from 65 meters (214 feet).

You need Towers Access tickets (also known as Top View tickets) to climb the Passion Towers.

Important: Fast Track Sagrada Familia entry ticket is the cheapest way to enter the Basilica. If money isn’t an issue and you prefer an immersive experience, opt for the guided tour of Sagrada Familia. To go up the Tower, buy a Tower access ticket.

Let’s start with a video of the Passion facade at Sagrada Familia

Here are some of the best photographs of Passion facade towers –

Sagrada Scripts
Image: Bluffton.edu
Passion facade's full towers view
According to some tourists, the presence of construction equipment hinders some of the views on the Passion facade. Image: Antoniotajuelo.com

Sagrada Familia attracts more than 5 million visitors annually. To avoid the crowds, purchase tickets in advance and read up on the best time to visit Gaudi’s masterpiece.

Ticket/tour Cost
Sagrada Familia with Fast-track Access €34
Sagrada Familia with Tower access €47
Guided tour of Sagrada Familia €50
Sagrada Familia guided tour + Tower access €69
Guided tour of Sagrada Familia & Park Guell €82
Guided tour of Sagrada & Montserrat €109
Guided Tour of Sagrada Familia in French €50
Guided Tour of Sagrada Familia in Italian €50
Guided Tour of Sagrada Familia in German €50
Guided Tour of Sagrada Familia in Spanish €50
Photo taken from Passion facade tower
The original architect intended to strike fear into the hearts of people who saw the Passion facade, and he easily achieved this objective. Image: Thecastlehome.blogspot.in
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: Archdaily.com
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: Pinterest.com
View from Passion facade - Jesus Christ's crucification
Jesus Christ’s crucifixion scene is central to the Passion facade at Sagrada Familia. Image: Antoniotajuelo.com

Recommended Reading: What’s inside Sagrada Familia

View from Passion facade Sagarada Familia
Jesus Christ’s suffering is depicted all through the Passion facade. As seen from one of the Passion facade towers, Jesus is wearing a crown of thorns. Image: Jeffmatherphotography.com
View from Passion facade tower - Pilate washes his hands
Pilate wanted to spare Jesus, but the crowd didn’t agree. 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: Bluffton.edu

Did you know that architect Antoni Gaudi is buried under the Basilica? Find out more such interesting facts about Sagrada Familia.

View from Passion facade - Sitting Christ
This view of the ‘Sitting Christ’ sculpture on the Passion facade symbolizes the ascension of Jesus Christ. Image: Wikimedia.org
View of Last Supper at Passion facade
This view of the Last Supper is simple, keeping with the style of the rest of the Passion facade. Image: Barcelonaphotoblog.com

If you are still undecided about which Sagrada Familia tower you want to see, check out the views from the Nativity Facade Tower and read this comparison of Passion Tower vs Nativity Tower.

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Sources

# Sagradafamilia.org
# Barcelona.com
# Foreverbarcelona.com
# Tripadvisor.com

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