Passion facade

Construction of the Passion Facade was completed in 1976.

Aesthetically different from the Nativity Facade, the Passion Facade at Sagrada Familia contrasts its symbol of hope with suffering.

The events of the last week of Jesus’ life are sculpted with a bony structure.

Angular sculptures capture the suffering of the crucifixion’s torture and death of Christ to portray man’s sins.

Passion Facade is divided into the first (lowest), second (middle) and third (highest) levels.

The lowest level represents scenes from Jesus’ last night before his execution, including The Last Supper, Judas’ Kiss, Ecce Homo and the Sanhedrin Trial of Jesus.

The Three Marys, Saint Veronica and Saint Longinus are all found in the middle level, which depicts the Calvary or Golgotha of Christ. 

The third and last level shows the crucifixion, death and resurrection of Christ.

Six leaning columns support the Passion Facade and resemble Sequoia trunks.

A pyramidal roof of 18 columns styled like bones ends in a big cross with a crown of thorns.

Nativity Facade vs Passion Facade

The Nativity Facade and Passion Facade are both charming and elegant in architecture.

Views from both facades are unique but captivating.

Choosing between the Nativity Facade and Passion Facade depends on your preference among the following:

FeatureNativity FacadePassion Facade
Height of tallest tower107.5 meters112 meters
Number of steps340426
ViewPark, lake, mountainsGreenery, city views, ocean
Completed byAntonio GaudiJosep Maria Subirachs
Additional featuresBalcony, bridgeNeither balcony or bridge

Featured Image: Sagradafamilia.org

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