And finally… Towers completed at Sagrada Familia

And finally... Towers completed at Sagrada Familia

It has taken longer than planned but 141 years after the first stone was laid the Sagrada Familia has passed a milestone with the completion of four towers.

The final sculptural piece was put on the tower of the Evangelist Matthew, represented by a human figure, and the work also crowned the tower of the Evangelist John with the figure of the eagle.

The four towers are crowned with the four winged figures of the tetramorph, by sculptor Xavier Medina-Campeny, which Christian iconography has used to represent the men who told the story of Jesus’ life. In 2022, the towers of Mark and Luke were crowned with the figures traditionally used to symbolise them: a lion for Mark and an ox for Luke.

As part of the central group of towers, these surround the tower of Jesus Christ, standing 135 metres tall. This makes them the third tallest at the Temple.

There will be an inauguration mass on 12 November, kicking off the illumination of the four towers through Christmas. Plus, throughout November there will be cultural events to celebrate this milestone of completing the towers of the Evangelists with the people.

Work will now focus on the final and tallest tower, dedicated to Jesus. If all goes to plan the church’s construction will be finished by 2026.

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