Barcelona Photoblog: Nativity Façade Detail in Sagrada Familia

Saturday, December 9, 2006

Nativity Façade Detail in Sagrada Familia

Wingless Angels with Trumpets - Nativity Façade Detail in Sagrada Familia

This is a detail of the Nativity Façade by Gaudi. An explosion of imagination, the artist at his most. 

I like those wingless angels blowing the trumpets. Did you know that Gaudi firmly believed that angels had no wings and so it goes that no angel in the basilica is represented as such?

Composed by Portal of Hope, Portal of Charity and Portal of Faith and with Joseph, Jesus and Mary as the center in each of them, Nativity façade  is my opinion much more attractive to the eye.


  1. Anonymous12:30 AM

    What a fabulous photo - Sagrada Familia is one place that's near the top of my "Must Visit Before I Die" list.

  2. Anonymous4:09 AM

    at first it looks messy.
    but i could find lots of interesting and beautiful figures in wonderful!!!

    shanghai daily photo

  3. Is this from a church? So many details to notice, amazing work.

  4. Anonymous1:18 AM

    I find it kind of scary looking!

  5. Yes it looks messy, scary, crazy, uncanny, mesmerizing...that's the point!

  6. I remember taking some pics on this and one of the "scenes" I particularly like is the kiss Judas gave to Jesus with some numbers by the side of the pair. According to the guide, these numbers when added up(in whichever way) will come up to a total of 33, the age of Jesus when he was betrayed to be crucified. Wow! That was quite an impression and I made a wish to return to Barcelona some years later.


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