The Hope Portico, left entrance of the Nativity Facade
Betrothal of Virgin Mary and Saint Joseph
|Jesus shows Joseph a wounded dove while his grandparents, Saint Joachim and Saint Anne look on from each side.|
The Flight into Egypt (sculptor: Llorenc Matamala i Pinol)In a dream an angel warned Joseph that Herod had given orders to kill the children, so he and his family escape to Egypt, led by an angel.
|Flora and fauna on the entire facade are lavish, but here they evoke the Nile. Joseph's carpenter's tools are depicted in the upper right.|
The Massacre of the Innocents (sculptor: Llorenc Matamala i Pinol)The scene takes place in Bethlehem as children under two are being slaughtered.
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