When the Christmas Concert lets out on 16 December, the pinnacles of the towers of the Evangelists Luke and Mark will be lit up for the first time commemorating the end of construction. The towers are topped with their respective winged figures of the tetramorph with the book of the Gospel: an ox for Luke and a lion for Mark, as is traditional in Christian iconography.

They will be lit up every evening from Saturday 17 December through 8 January from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

In December 2021, the tower of the Virgin Mary was inaugurated, lighting its star for the first time. With the towers of the Evangelists Luke and Mark finished, three of the six central towers are now complete.

Christmas Concert

On Friday 16 December at 7:30 pm, the Basilica will fill with music and Christmas spirit with the traditional Christmas Concert. The concert, with Xavier Puig conducting Orquestra Simfònica del Vallès and Cor Bruckner Barcelona, will feature a programme of international Christmas carols in three suites: one with carols from Western Europe, another from Eastern Europe and the final section with the most popular, well-known carols. The concert will be streamed via Sagrada Família’s website.

The Christmas Concert is part of the programme the Basilica has prepared to invite citizens to experience the spirit of Christmas and prepare to celebrate the arrival of Jesus. Check out all the activities here.