The facade of the Passion of the Sagrada Família as never seen
Visitors who come these days to the Sagrada Família may see a new part of the Expiatory Temple. It is the sculptural group of the Resurrection, located on the facade of the Passion, formed by the three Marys and the Angel.
Of course, you can see the new sculptures from the street only “for a few days” because on Thursday the platform that covered the summit was removed and is scheduled to be put back to finish the final work. “On Monday the network that will embrace the columns to work the lower part “.
The same sources add that the sculptural group “yes that is finalized, but the summit can not be finished until the month of July.”
Today we retired the platform that hi had to the summit. During few days, from the square of Sagrada Família, you can contemplate the sculptural set of the Resurrection, located of the facade of the Passion.
The group is formed by Mary Magdalene, Mary Cleophas, Mary Salome and the Angel, announcing the resurrection of Christ in the Holy Sepulcher. The sculptor and architect Francesc Fajula has been commissioned to build the four stone sculptures, about three meters high and weighing more than ten tons in total.
In this place, on the terrace, between the portico and the central window of the facade, there is also the quarry of the empty tomb that Gaudí projected to represent the abandoned quarry in which the tomb of Jesus Christ was excavated. In addition, in this area, full of symbolism, there is an orchard with Mediterranean vegetation.
The Sagrada Família shows a façade of the Passion that has never been seen while the temple construction works continue. Gaudí’s masterpiece began to be erected in 1882 and it is expected that the six central towers of the monument will be finished in 2022.