A closer look at the Passion Façade: Note how much more austere and severely angular it is in comparison to the ornate, very Baroque-styled Nativity Façade. According to one source, Gaudí supposedly said of the Passion Façade: “I am ready to sacrifice the building itself, to smash vaults and cut columns in order to give an idea of the cruelty of sacrifice.”
In the center below the crucified Christ stands Veronica, faceless — because she is considered a figure of legend and not of true Biblical history — and holding out the cloth she had used to wipe Jesus's bloodied face. I think that that figure crouched at the foot of the cross is Josep Subirachs' self-sculpture, representing an agnostic's quest for answers. There are so many more details and symbolisms here that I did not get to capture, unfortunately. I guess they were just too much that my mind went on tilt from information overload!!!