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DESCRIPTION OF THE PARTS OF THE CHURCH
he expiatory church of La Sagrada Família is a church with five naves and a crossing with three, forming a Latin cross. The interior measurements are: nave and apse, 90 m; crossing, 60 m; width of the central nave, 15 m; side naves 7.5 m, total main nave, 45 m; width of the crossing, 30m.
ÁBSIDE
Apse
The east end of the church is semicircular in shape and consists of seven chapels distributed around an ambulatory and the central space with the altar and the presbytery. The are two spiral staircases at each end. It will be crowned by a tower.
CHAPELS
Chapels
There are three chapels: the Baptistery on the left of the Glory façade; the Sacrament and the Penitence, to the right of the Glory façade, and the Assumption, on the rear part of the apse.
CLOISTER
Cloister
The cloister, which runs around the perimeter of the church, is a space that connects the façades, the sacristies and the chapels.
CROSSING AND TRANSEPTS
Crossing and transepts
The transverse nave that links the Nativity façade with the Passion façade is divided into three spaces: the transepts, which connect directly with the two façades, and the crossing, which is the central element and is crowned by five towers.
CRYPT
Crypt
Planta subterránea que ocupa el espacio de debajo del ábside y que, por lo tanto, comparte la misma estructura.
GLORY FAÇADE
Glory façade
The main façade of the church facing south-east towards the sea and formed by four towers joined by a large portico or narthex.
THE NATIVITY FAÇADE
The nativity façade
Façade of the transept facing east and consisting of four towers with three doorways. It is dedicated to the birth of Jesus and was the first to be built, with the direct intervention of Gaudí.
PASSION FAÇADE
Passion façade
Façade of the transept facing west, formed by four towers joined by a large porch and dedicated to the passion, death and resurrection of Christ.
MAIN NAVE
Main nave
Space between the main façade and the crossing composed of one central nave and two naves on each side.
SACRISTIES
Sacristies
The sacristies are domed administrative buildings on the corners of the north part of the church.
Elevation of Sagrada Família
Ground plan of La Sagrada Família