The Nativity facade, along with the Glory facade and the Passion facade, are the only parts of the Sagrada Familia which have been completely designed by Gaudi. The Nativity facade was constructed between 1894 and 1930 and is the only part of the Sagrada Familia that Gaudi saw built in this lifetime. The Facade is intricately designed and richly ornamented with marble animals like turtles, salamanders and pelicans, and a huge tree of life surrounded by white marble doves. It represents the birth of Christ and is symbolic of symbolic of birth, life, and light.
The Nativity facade faces the north east and has three entrances which represent the three theological values, namely, Faith to the right, Charity at the centre, and hope to the left, along with the Door of Jesus and the Tree of Life. The facade culminates with four bell towers dedicated to St. Barnabas, St. Matthew, St. Jude, and St. Simon.