Wow….what a church!!! We recommend buying your tickets in advance as this is a popular tourist attraction!! We bought top view tour tickets on the Nativity Facade side. You can only enter the grounds of the basilica when your tour time starts. Once inside – you can take your time and see everything.
The eastern Nativity Facade was our entry point because our top view tour tickets were on the Nativity Facade side. This facade explains the birth of Jesus Christ. There are three entrances into the church via this facade – each entrance is dedicated to a Christian virtue: Hope, Charity and Faith.
Looking at the entire Nativity Facade:
Starting on my left – looking at each entrance:
Charity Entrance – Main/Centre Entrance:
Charity Entrance Doors: