We entered the basilica via the central doors of the Nativity Facade. What we first saw as we entered was the entrance on the other side of the basilica – the interior entrance via the Passion Facade with a statue of the Virgin Mary.
The ceiling above the statue of the Virgin Mary:
The ceiling above the alter then moving back to the center of the ceiling.
A Winged Lion represents Gospel writer Mark.
Each side of the church, filled with stained glass and a choir loft – has a different color meaning – the red/orange side is the Death of Jesus Side – the Passion Facade on that side of the church. The blue/green side is the Birth of Jesus Side – the Nativity Facade on that side of the church.
The sun was setting – illuminating the Death of Jesus Side of the church with a fiery red glow…..
The blue/green Birth of Jesus side of the church:
The Main Doors of the church are not yet complete… and will have the full Lord’s prayer in Catalan and the excerpt “Give us, O Lord, our daily bread” in 50 different languages.
Looking back at the Nativity Facade interior entrance. I forget who the statue is of…..
This is either the elevator casing that takes people up to the Top View on the Passion Facade side or the steps taking people down from the Top View…
These are the bronze doors leading out to the Passion Facade: