A LUMINOUS STAR IN THE CITY

The Sagrada Família tower of the Virgin Mary.

In 2021, the Sagrada Família is completing the tower of the Virgin Mary. A great luminous star that has changed Barcelona’s skyline and rises up to bring light and hope.

Our programme of activities to commemorate this unique event is made possible by the priceless collaboration of many public and private entities and, especially, our neighbours, who we are celebrating this important milestone with

In 2021, the Sagrada Família is completing the tower of the Virgin Mary. A great luminous star that has changed Barcelona’s skyline and rises up to bring light and hope.

Our programme of activities to commemorate this unique event is made possible by the priceless collaboration of many public and private entities and, especially, our neighbours, who we are celebrating this important milestone with

TTL Actes a la Basílica

Events at the Basilica - Invitation only

Text Actes a la Basílica

As we announced at the press conference on 8 November, the central event of the inauguration will be in the evening of 8 December, with a mass officiated by Cardinal Joan Josep Omella i Omella followed by the blessing of the tower and the lighting of the star.

 

There will also be loads of other activities so everyone can have fun and celebrate the inauguration.

Our programme of activities to commemorate this unique event is made possible by the priceless collaboration of many public and private entities and, especially, our neighbours, who we are celebrating this important milestone with.

Over ten days, there will be all sorts of celebrations so that various groups can have fun and get to know the building project, as well as the meaning and symbolism of this feat.

The Basilica is hosting a festival for the neighbourhood and the city, based on popular culture with organisations from the neighbourhood and collaborators from the city.

  • To participate in the events scheduled at the Basilica and the Barcelona Cathedral, follow the instructions that will be announced over the coming days.
  • No booking is needed for the events around the Basilica.

CONTENIDO WEB ACTES A LA BASÍLICA

Wednesday 8

10:30 am. Popular culture ceremony, featuring popular culture groups, with collaboration from the Barcelona City Council Institute of Culture (ICUB).

Tickets will be given out by draw. Enter from 23 November at sagradafamilia.org and on social media.

 

6:00 pm. Mass led by Cardinal Joan Josep Omella i Omella, Archbishop of Barcelona.

Invitations  for mass inaugurating sold out. It will be streamed live here

 

7:15 pm. Blessing of the tower of the Virgin Mary from Carrer de la Marina or on estel.sagradafamilia.org, that will be activated the first day of December.

 

Sunday 12

6:00 pm. Taizé prayer service with Brother Alois, prior of the Taizé, and other members of the community, with collaboration from the Barcelona Archdiocese Youth Ministry Delegation.

To attend the prayer service, you must sign up between 9 and 30 November on the esglesiajove.barcelona website.

 

Monday 13

6:30 pm. Inauguration of the collaborative sculpture from the social project promoted by the Artenea Association, Apropa Cultura and the Barcelona City Council, with support from the Association of Surveyors, Technical Architects and Building Engineers of Barcelona.

Event for participating organisations only.

The sculpture will be on display inside the Basilica.

 

Tuesday 14

6:30 pm. Awards ceremony. School contest “We’re all towers of the same humanity”, with collaboration from Blanquerna-Ramon Llull University.

Event for winning schools only.

 

Wednesday 15

7:00 pm. Conference “Mary, morning star, at the Sagrada Família and in the world today”, by Sister Margarita Bofarull i Buñuel, RSCJ, Faith and Culture delegate of the Archdiocese of Barcelona, and Dr Jordi Faulí, head architect of the Sagrada Família.

To attend, contact conferenciabasilica@ext.sagradafamilia.org to confirm attendance from 24 November. Space limited.

 

Friday 17

6:00 pm. Christmas concert with Escolania de Montserrat featuring a repertory of Christmas carols and songs about Mary.

Tickets will be given out by draw. Enter from 3 December at sagradafamilia.org and on social media.

TTL Entorn de la Basílica

Around the Basilica

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With support from and organised by the Coordinadora d'Entitats del Barri de Sagrada Família and the Sagrada Família, Gaudí Shopping and Encants Nous shopping streets.

With support from and organised by the Coordinadora d'Entitats del Barri de Sagrada Família and the Sagrada Família, Gaudí Shopping and Encants Nous shopping streets.

CONTENIDO WEB ENTORNO DE LA BASÍLICA

Wednesday 8

12 noon. Sardana dancing with Cobla Sant Jordi - Ciutat de Barcelona.

 

Saturday 11

10:30 am. Cercavila parade organised by the Colla de Gegants de la Sagrada Família, with other groups from around Catalonia.

11:00 am. Children’s games in Plaça de la Sagrada Família with Companyia de Jocs l’Anònima.

5:00 pm. Performance of Bolivian popular dances by Asociación Folklórica, Artística y Cultural 100% Salay Barcelona.

 

Sunday 12

11:00 am. Children’s games in Plaça de la Sagrada Família with Companyia de Jocs l’Anònima.

12 noon. Human tower building by Colla de Castellers de la Sagrada Família.

4:45 pm. Popular dancing by Esbart Gaudí and Esbart Ciutat Comtal.

 

Saturday 18

12 noon. Performance by Falcons de Barcelona.

5:30 pm. Trabucaire salvoes with representatives from all the trabucaire groups in Catalonia.

A warning from the organisers: people with hearing issues or noise sensitivity, especially the elderly and babies, should take precautions at events with trabucaires.

6:00 pm. Stationary fireworks show by Bestialots i Farfolla de la Sagrada Família.

 

Tuesday 21

6:30 pm. Carolling with children’s choirs on the Nativity façade. With collaboration from the Escola de Música de l’Eixample, Escola IPSI Cor Kodály and the Sagrada Família parish choir school.

 

Events outside the Basilica are open to the public.

TTL Altres activitats al barri

Other activities in the neighbourhood

CONTENIDO WEB ALTRES ACTIVITATS AL BARRI

From Wednesday 8 December to Wednesday 5 January.

10:30 am to 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Inauguration of the Christmas Train for the Sagrada Família neighbourhood.

 

17 and 18 December.

From 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm.  Activity “Take a selfie with the tower of the Virgin Mary”, Avinguda de Gaudí 1. With collaboration from Gaudí Shopping.

 

Monday 3 to Wednesday 5.

From 12 noon to 2:00 pm and from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  Royal marquee to collect letters to the 3 Kings, with collaboration and organisation by the Sagrada Família shopping street.

TTL Catedral de Barcelona

Barcelona Cathedral

TEXTE Col·laboració amb la Catedral de Barcelona

With collaboration from the Barcelona Cathedral.

With collaboration from the Barcelona Cathedral.

CONTENIDO WEB CATEDRAL DE BARCELONA

Thursday 9

7:00 pm. Presentation of the publication Quadern de visita a la Sagrada Família (Sagrada Família travel notebook) with contributions from various architects about the tower of the Virgin Mary and the Sagrada Família in the Mercè room at the Barcelona Cathedral.

Event for participants only.

 

8:00 pm. Inauguration at the Museu Diocesà de Barcelona (Pia Almoina) of the photo exhibit “A new star shines in Barcelona”, about the process of building the tower of the Virgin Mary.

Event with limited capacity.

 

Thursday 16

8:00 pm. In the Cathedral choir, “Dialogue of two towers: chronicle of parallel constructions with one hundred years in between”, with Dr Jordi Faulí, head architect for the Sagrada Família, and architect and archaeologist Àngel Menargues, who is doing his PhD on the restoration of Gothic cathedrals in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Event with limited capacity.

PATROCINADORS

Special collaborators

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COL·LABORADORS

Collaborators

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  • Agència Catalana de Turisme
  • Ajuntament de Barcelona
  • Àliga de Barcelona
  • Apropa Cultura
  • Asociación Folklórica, Artística y Cultural 100% Salay
  • Associació Artenea
  • Associació Fal·lera Gegantera Sagrada Família Barcelona
  • Bestialots, Farfolla i Beirao
  • Blanquerna - Universitat Ramon Llull
  • Cementos Molins
  • Cobla Sant Jordi - Ciutat de Barcelona
  • Col·legi d'Aparelladors, Arquitectes Tècnics i Enginyers d'Edificació de Barcelona
  • Colla de Castellers de la Sagrada Família
  • Colla de Gegants de la Ciutat
  • Companyia de Jocs l'Anònima
  • Comunitat de Taize
  • Confederació Sardanista de Catalunya
  • Consell Gaudí
  • Consorci d'Educació de Barcelona
  • Coordinadora d'Entitats del Barri de la Sagrada Família
  • Eix comercial Sagrada Família
  • Eix comercial Encants Nous
  • Eix comercial Gaudí Shopping
  • Esbart Ciutat Comtal
  • Esbart Gaudí
  • Escola Municipal de Música Eixample
  • Escolania de Montserrat
  • Escofet
  • Falcons de Bareelona
  • Federació de Trabucaires de Catalunya
  • Fundació Escola Cristiana
  • Gegants del Pi
  • Gegants de la Pedrera
  • Codorniu
  • Museu Diocesà de Barcelona
  • Orfeó Catala
  • Pla Comunitari Sagrada Família
  • Viva Aqua Service Spain
  • Agència Catalana de Turisme
  • Ajuntament de Barcelona
  • Àliga de Barcelona
  • Apropa Cultura
  • Asociación Folklórica, Artística y Cultural 100% Salay
  • Associació Artenea
  • Associació Fal·lera Gegantera Sagrada Família Barcelona
  • Bestialots, Farfolla i Beirao
  • Blanquerna - Universitat Ramon Llull
  • Cementos Molins
  • Cobla Sant Jordi - Ciutat de Barcelona
  • Col·legi d'Aparelladors, Arquitectes Tècnics i Enginyers d'Edificació de Barcelona
  • Colla de Castellers de la Sagrada Família
  • Colla de Gegants de la Ciutat
  • Companyia de Jocs l'Anònima
  • Comunitat de Taize
  • Confederació Sardanista de Catalunya
  • Consell Gaudí
  • Consorci d'Educació de Barcelona
  • Coordinadora d'Entitats del Barri de la Sagrada Família
  • Eix comercial Sagrada Família
  • Eix comercial Encants Nous
  • Eix comercial Gaudí Shopping
  • Esbart Ciutat Comtal
  • Esbart Gaudí
  • Escola Municipal de Música Eixample
  • Escolania de Montserrat
  • Escofet
  • Falcons de Bareelona
  • Federació de Trabucaires de Catalunya
  • Fundació Escola Cristiana
  • Gegants del Pi
  • Gegants de la Pedrera
  • Codorniu
  • Museu Diocesà de Barcelona
  • Orfeó Catala
  • Pla Comunitari Sagrada Família
  • Viva Aqua Service Spain

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Our programme of activities to commemorate this unique event is made possible by the priceless collaboration of many public and private entities and, especially, our neighbours.

Our programme of activities to commemorate this unique event is made possible by the priceless collaboration of many public and private entities and, especially, our neighbours.