The Glory Facade at Sagrada Familia is the newest and tallest addition to the other two facades and work on it began in 2002.
It will act as the entrance to Sagrada Familia’s central nave and represents Christ’s celestial glory, hence the name.
This Facade is built in the footsteps of Gaudi’s architectural design with the help of a few of his sketches.
Glory Facade symbolizes Death, the Last Judgment, and Glory, which are the steps leading to God.
The vision of the Facade’s design includes a gigantic staircase, five doors (representing five naves of the temple), four cascades, and seven columns.
It is decided that the seven columns will stand tall, representing the following:
- The seven Gifts: fear of God, piety, intelligence, wisdom, and counsel.
- The seven Sins: gluttony, avarice, sloth, wrath, envy, pride, and lust.
- The seven Virtues: kindness, temperance, charity, diligence, patience, humility, and chastity.
A total of seven entrances portray the seven sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist, Penance, Holy orders, Marriage and Anointing of the sick.
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