Gaudi’s overarching theme is the life of Christ to be understood by illiterate people. The carvings on the three facades depict the Nativity, the Passion and the Glory of Resurrection. The Glory part of the threesome is not on display at present. Each of the facades is topped by 4 spires but only 8 are already finished and dedicated to the apostles. Others will be dedicated to the 4 evangelists. Gaudi wanted light to pour into the sanctuary at all times of the day as the light changed according to the angle of the sun and conditions in the sky at any time. The effect is mysterious and magical.
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