There will be 3 main facades to the cathedral, La Sagrada Familia. The side directly opposite the Nativity facade is the Passion facade. This side is much more dramatic and sad as compared to the Nativity facade, which is much happier and more positive.
The entrance to go inside the cathedral is on the Passion facade side.
There are cranes and scaffolding all around the cathedral as construction continues... amazing to have a community project like that, where the builders will put life work into this amazing structure and know that they might never live to see its completion.
A draft replica of what the completed cathedral will look like (hopefully by the year 2026):
La Sagrada Familia is a large Roman Catholic cathedral in Barcelona, Spain. The construction of the cathedral began in 1882 but is not projected to be completed until the year 2026. Gaudi is the main architect and designer behind this massive beaut. Gaudi has many buildings of his design throughout Barcelona... homes, museums, and even a park.
More can be read about La Sagrada Familia on its Wikipedia page by clicking here.
Carrie and I went to visit La Sagrada Familia one morning and she purchased tickets for us online ahead of time to go up to the top of one side... we went up the top of the Nativity facade. It was well worth the elevator ride up top and the narrowly winding staircase down... the views were phenomenal and so is this structure.
Our first view of Sagrada Familia walking up the street:
I enjoyed walking around Barcelona and looking at all of the graffiti on buildings. There was plenty of street art, which was well done and beautiful... but the photos below are more simply graffiti (still interesting to look at... but I'm not sure it is necessary to do so on buildings)...
Ha - you can see me (and the camera) in this next one -->