Tag: Basílica

The stained-glass windows: this is how they were created

Gaudí said, “Sunshine is the best painter.” And today the experience inside the Temple truly shows he was right. Depending on the time of year, hour of the day and, even, the weather, the feeling inside can range from joyful or explosive heat to coldness and melancholy.  So, it is an ever-changing symphony of colours …

The baldachin: representation of the Holy Spirit at the Sagrada Família

After the seven weeks of Eastertide, meaning the fifty days from Easter or Resurrection Monday to Pentecost Monday, we wanted to turn to the baldachin on the main altar, inaugurated in 2010 with the consecration of the Basilica and the clearest representation of the Holy Spirit inside the Temple. Pentecost literally means fifty days and …

The Temple flooring: marking the path for the faithful

One of the most important dates in recent history for the Sagrada Família was 7 November 2010. That was the day the Sagrada Família was consecrated, in a ceremony led by Pope Benedict XVI, and the day it became a Basilica open for religious events. For the event, the interior of the Sagrada Família was …

New pews arrive at the Basilica

Starting this week, the final pews are arriving to be installed inside the Basilica. In September, we announced the first twenty had been put in place and now, with the latest batch, there will be forty pews for worshippers to use during the different religious celebrations. Artisans specialising in wrought iron and carpentry have participated …

3-D glasses: virtual reality at the Sagrada Família

Antoni Gaudí conceived his works as projects that were always evolving: the original idea could undergo changes until the very last moment, even once the works had begun. This is why he made large (1:10 and 1:25 scale) models from the plans he drew; he believed that seeing them in three dimensions would help him …

The main crane: the mother of all cranes

A construction site as unique and monumental as the Basilica of the Sagrada Família requires machinery of the same magnitude: the cranes working on the building are the most representative example. The cranes, which like the towers are visible as part of the city’s skyline, are the Temple’s loyal companions and witnesses to the progress …