The bell towers:
They will be, as it is with the facades of the
Nativity and of the Passion, the
more characteristic and main elements of the facade. Here but, the
importance of the volumes that Gaudí reserve to the portico, will do that this
portico will cover the towers a lot more than in the other facades.
They will be, as the
other, totally accessible through spiral stairs that will leave an
important central empty space that is where the tubular bells will be
Each one of the towers of this and of the other two facades, on
the whole twelve, four for each one, is dedicated to an apostle. Those of the
Glory façade, will be it to Saint Andrew, Saint Peter, Saint Paul and
saint James the older.
Each one of them will be represented in a big
statue, placed approximately to a height of a third of the total length of
the towers. The pinnacles will be seemed to the ones of the other facades but
with a different vertical ordering.
Will be covered by the four
hyperboloid vaults under the bell towers and by an assembly of fifteen
uneven flashlights, with a total of twenty vaults. It will rest on twenty-one
The doors will be five, one for each lateral nave and a triple central one
for the main nave that, like the other porticos, will be devoted to the
Christian virtues, faith, hope and charity.
The most spectacular element of
the assembly, will be some constructions shaped as clouds that will
rise through the four bell towers following the flashlights and that will
writing in characters of enormous dimension the Creed "Credo in unum Deum
Patrem Omnipotentem, creatorem coeli et terrae". These clouds will surround
an image of God.
Gaudí wanted that the assembly of this façade could to be seen
from the sea.
The portico will present to a little height a frieze with images
of the Purgatory and to different heights images of the life of the men and
his works. The supernatural life would be
expressed through saints surrounding the figure of the Redeemer. In the
upper space there would be a representation of the Final Judgment.
of the porticos the sign of the cross will be seen as the Sacred glorious
Family with Jesus in the middle and over him, the Holy Spirit and God
Each one of the doors, will be devoted to a sacrament and also to
one of the petitions of the Paternoster.
Flight of steps platform, Baptistery
and the Sacrament Chapel:
The platform of the flight of
the same width of the façade, will have a characteristic monument to each
side. To the left and in front of the baptistery there will be an enormous
spout that will launch four water spurts to the height of twenty meters,
that will descend again by a system of cups and drainpipes. In the other side,
and in front of the Chapel of the Sacrament, an enormous burner will
project flames to the sky.
The Baptistery and the Chapel of the Sacrament will
be two brother buildings one to each side of the Glory façade, seemed to
the Sacristies (on the back of the temple), but higher. Also it will be three obelisks and
the flashlights covering the small angular chapels of the cloister.
Both buildings will have an open door directly opened to the portico,
another to the interior of the temple and a third to access the cloisters,
that also will communicate directly with the portico.