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					La Sagrada Familia
   By Michael Schoenfeld
                 History
• the Sagrada Familia is a giant Temple that
  has been under construction since 1882
• It was designed by Gaudi
• Gaudi died in 1926 and construction
  slowed down
The Facades of La Sagrada
         Familia
         The Nativity Facade
• This facade, oriented to the east and the
  rising sun, is dedicated to the birth of
  Jesus and his life. It is located at Marina
  Street.
        The Passion Facade
• This facade is oriented to the west. Sharp
  geometrical shapes and bare ornamentation are
  used to represent the passion and death of
  Jesus Christ. It is located at Sardenya Street.
• It is composed by a six-column portal that has
  three entrance doors located between four bell-
  towers in line. The doors are also dedicated to
  the Christian virtues.
              The Glory Facade
• This will be the main facade of the Temple, but it is not
  built yet. It will be located at Mallorca Street and oriented
  to the south. It will be devoted to the Glory of Jesus.

• To the right and left hand side will be located the chapel
  of the Holy Sacrament and the Baptistery. There is going
  to be eleven doors in total, giving entrance to the
  chapels and the cloister.
            The Bell Towers
• 12 bell-towers between 90 m and 112 m high
  represent the apostles. At a certain height their
  rhomboidal shape becomes elliptic. The outline
  of their upper part evocates the crosier of the
  bishops, their knot symbolizes the ring, and the
  end of the bell-tower is a double shield similar
  to a metre, containing a golden cross with the
  initials of the apostle to whom is dedicated each
  tower.
     Importance to Barcelona
• It is one of Barcelona’s main tourist
  attractions
• Construction will continue until 2041
• The church will be able to accommodate
  13,000 people
                Sources
• http://www.sagradafamilia.org/eng/arquitec
  t/descripcio.htm
• http://www.sagradafamilia.org/
• http://www.greatbuildings.com/buildings/S
  agrada_Familia.html
• http://www.aviewoncities.com/barcelona/s
  agradafamilia.htm
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