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Frontage of the Passion, Sacred Family.

In this frontage the passion and death of Jesus Christ is represented. The form a veranda and six columns, it is austere, she undresses of adornments and with geometric forms.

It has three doors of entry and the statues are work of sculptor Josep Maria Subirats, very symbolic statues that have supposed a rupture with the figurative concept of the frontage opposite to this one, the frontage of the Nativity, only constructed directly by Gaud and that is declared a Patrimony of the Humanity by the UNESCO.

Both the construction of the proper frontage and the later interventions of Subirats, they have untied a lot of polemics, since there were authorized opinions that were promulgating not to finish the work after the original planes of Gaud to have been destroyed during the Civil war, it led a group of intellectuals to signing a manifesto being opposed to the continuity. Between the signatories there was the proper Subirats who later took charge of the achievement of the controversial figures that adorn her.

Detail of so magnificent frontage.

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