Sagrada Família. The Glory Façade
The southern facade of the Sagrada Familia is dedicated to the Glory of Jesus (Façade de la Glòria) and according to the architect's plan should be the main and most impressive. Its construction began in 2002, but no one knows when we will be able to see it in all its splendor. Antonio Gaudi wanted the facade to be visible from the sea, and the portal should lead to a wide staircase that covers the roadway of Mallorca street. The problem is that to build the steps, you need to completely demolish the block between the streets of Mallorca and Valencia.
Now we see only bare concrete walls with two niches and a narrow central window on the entire height of the main nave, in front of them the unfinished columned portico, which according to the architect's sketches, should again be the most monumental of the four. The main entrance doors, made of bronze by Josep M. Subirachs in 2009, can be admired from all the splendor Gaudi has planned so far.
The gate is 5 meters wide and high and is called Eucaristia (Eucharist, Lord's supper). The prayer in Catalan "Give Us this Day Our Daily Bread" is inscribed on the sashes in three-dimensional bronze letters, and it is also repeated in the form of embossing in 50 other languages of the world.