Doors of the La Sagrada Familia

Welcome back, everyone! We’re diving into Dan’s Thursday Doors challenge for 2024. Here’s my initial entry for the year.

In 2015, they put the first doors on La Sagrada Familia’s Nativity façade Charity portal. Made by Etsuro Sotoo, the bronze doors with ivy leaves represent lasting love for Mary and Joseph.

The doors on the Passion Facade show Jesus’ death with bold, blocked letters. A modern stylized Jesus on the front bears whip scars, vividly expressing the suffering of the crucifixion.

In September 2008, they added the Glory façade doors by Subirachs. They have the Lord’s Prayer and “Give us our daily bread” in 50 languages. The handles carry Gaudí’s initials, “A” and “G”.

This is the Iris door—a masterpiece adorned with pretty iris and lily flowers, bamboo, butterflies, terrapins, and all sorts of water creatures and bugs.

The Gethsemane Door is the first of three bronze doors on Sagrada Família’s Passion Facade. Made by Subirachs from 1992 to 1994, it shows Jesus’ night prayer with reliefs of sleeping disciples and verses from the Gospel telling the story.

I am so grateful to have served you for 2023 with my humble sketch of a blue door.

Now let us welcome this year’s New Badge by in primo piano- photos

21 Comments Add yours

  1. scooj says:

    Extraordinary and beautiful doors.

    1. Teresa says:

      It is just as you said, Extraordinary and beautiful and you can add magnificent too. Thanks for commenting scooj.

  2. restlessjo says:

    Honestly, the most phenomenal project ever. I love it, Teresa. Great post and photos.

    1. Teresa says:

      I know, it is really one of a kind. I an so glad I have seen it in person. Thanks for the comment Jo.

  3. Dan Antion says:

    These are such beautiful and moving doors, Teresa. I can only imagine what it was like to stand before them.

    Your badge served well during 2023 – shared in hundreds of posts and seen by thousands of visitors around the world. Thank you again for your support of this challenge.

    1. Teresa says:

      It was really mesmerising, you can’t believe what you are seeing.
      Thanks also for your support with my 2023 badge.

  4. PR says:

    What gorgeous doors Teresa 😀! I was at the Sagrada Familia in 2017 but I can’t recall everything that I saw. I need to look at my archive of phone pictures but I remember very well that I’d not taken my camera with me and was very disappointed about it!

    1. Teresa says:

      Oh nooo that is a disaster. I can never leave the house without my camera haha Anyway, just have a look at my two posts about Sagrada so you can relive your 2017 trip. Have a good day PR

      1. PR says:

        Thanks Teresa! Will check out your posts 😀..you too have a lovely day.

  5. Fantastic Gaudi Sagrada familia doors to begin the year!

    1. Teresa says:

      Magnificent doors if I should say so myself! Glad to see it in person.

  6. What glorious doors, Teresa!! Thanks for sharing those.

    1. dennyho says:

      Happy New Year, Teresa. We visited this cathedral a bit before covid and I wonder if they’ve completed the exterior facade as of your visit? It truly is an amazing bit of architecture, so many beautiful doors, archways, sculptures…something to see!

      1. Teresa says:

        There’s still a lot of construction going on everywhere, so who knows when it can be completely done. It really is a must see. Thanks for the comment.

    2. Teresa says:

      Some captures are really meant to be shared…like this one. Glad you liked it.

  7. Toonsarah says:

    These doors are absolutely stunning, thank you for sharing them 😀

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks for the comment Sarah. I was so impressed with them 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

  8. They are exquisite, thanks for sharing.

    1. Teresa says:

      My pleasure to share. Have a great weekend.

  9. These doors are amazing. Thank you for sharing them, Teresa!

    1. Teresa says:

      My pleasure Brenda ❤️

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