It is especially striking for its spare, gaunt, tormented characters, including emaciated figures of Christ being scourged at the pillar; and Christ on the Cross. On other projects Carrer de Mallorca will have to go underground.
The portico will have seven large columns dedicated to spiritual gifts. The construction began inand the towers, built over the elliptical plan, were finished in The transept has three aisles.
Above there is a pyramidal pedimentmade up of eighteen bone-shaped columns, which culminate in a large cross with a crown of thorns. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. There are gaps in the floor of the apse, providing a view down into the crypt below. The instrument has 26 stops 1, pipes on two manuals and a pedalboard.
Essentially none of the interior surfaces are flat; the ornamentation is comprehensive and rich, consisting in large part of abstract shapes which combine smooth curves and jagged points.
In this way the figures of humans would appear as much alive as the figures of plants and animals.
It is divided into three porticos, each of which represents a theological virtue Hope, Faith and Charity. Current technology allows stone to be shaped off-site by a CNC milling machine, whereas in the 20th century the stone was carved by hand.
In the third and final level the Death, Burial and the Resurrection of Christ can be seen. Dedicated to the Celestial Glory of Jesus, it represents the road to God: In this model, parts already built are shown in brown These controversial designs are the work of Josep Maria Subirachs.
For definitions of the architectural terms, see Cathedral floorplan. The apse is capped by a hyperboloid vault reaching seventy-five metres feet.
Model showing the entrance as wished by Gaudi. Dedicated to the birth of Jesus, it is decorated with scenes reminiscent of elements of life. The crossing rests on the four central columns of porphyry supporting a great hyperboloid surrounded by two rings of twelve hyperboloids currently under construction.
Purgatory and death will also be depicted, the latter using tombs along the ground. Occasionally, Mass is celebrated at other times, where attendance requires an invitation.
Consecration[ edit ] The main nave was covered and an organ installed in mid, allowing the still-unfinished building to be used for religious services. He was well aware that he would not finish the church and that he would need to set an artistic and architectural example for others to follow. The central vault reaches sixty metres feet.
Ground model, showing Carrer de Mallorca running underground. Organ[ edit ] In an organ was installed in the presbytery by the Blancafort Orgueners de Montserrat organ builders. The simplest example is that of a square base evolving into an octagon as the column rises, then a sixteen-sided form, and eventually to a circle.
A bronze figure situated on a bridge creating a link between the towers of Saint Bartholomew and Saint Thomas represents the Ascension of Jesus. The columns are on a 7. In addition, visitors may pray at the Chapel of the Holy Sacrament and Penitence.
Even detail-level work such as the iron railings for balconies and stairways are full of curvaceous elaboration. They aimed to give a rigid, angular form to provoke a dramatic effect. The lower spires are surmounted by communion hosts with sheaves of wheat and chalices with bunches of grapes, representing the Eucharist.
The central nave vaults reach forty-five metres feet while the side nave vaults reach thirty metres 98 feet.Background.
The Basilica of the Sagrada Família was the inspiration of a bookseller, Josep Maria Bocabella, founder of Asociación Espiritual de Devotos de San José (Spiritual Association of Devotees of St.