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Nativity Facade Details
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Nativity facade detail- When Gaudi died in 1926 he had only completed one tower of this facade.

The only way to appreciate the detail of the Nativity fašade is to see a large section of the cathedral all at one time. click here to see a very large size photo of a small section of the Nativity fašade; note this photo may take several minutes to download on a slow internet connection.

Above photo –Angels celebrate the birth of Jesus.

Photo left – Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus at the manger, encircled by a mule and Ox.

There are three portals to the Nativity fašade. The central portal is a celebration of creation, with the birth of Jesus being the central theme. Along with the carvings of angels, shepherds and Magi can be found animals, plants, and stars. If you look closely, you will also see words scrawled among the statuary proclaiming the glory of God.

Large photograph of the creation portal.

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Page last updated March 2005. Information on this page is from my October 2003 visit to Spain.