Leave your mark on the heart
of the Sagrada Familia
The Crypt has found its organ
Thanks to a donation by the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Congregation, the Crypt of the Sagrada Familia has the chance to enjoy a romantic organ built by one of the most renowned organ builders in history, a Cavaillé-Coll dating from 1896.
This renowned organ, unique in Catalonia, fits providentially in one of the chapels of the Crypt and is perfect for musical accompaniment to services and for concert performances.
The parish of the Sagrada Familia has begun a sponsorship campaign to cover the costs of work to restore and transfer the organ.
Two works of art in harmony
Before the Civil War, the Crypt housed a pipe organ built in Collbató in 1926. This organ, of very similar characteristics to those of the Cavaillé-Coll of the Sacred Heart, was destroyed at the beginning of the war.
Since then, the Crypt has not had a pipe organ, which detracts from the singing and liturgy. Such an emblematic space with such intense parish life deserves an organ of first order to provide a more profound musical experience at all celebrations.
The instrument donated is a romantic style pipe organ built in 1896 in Paris by the firm Cavaillé-Coll, on the occasion of the building of the Church of the Sacred Heart School – Diputació in Barcelona, where the instrument has been housed for the last 125 years.
Aristide Cavaillé-Coll was one of the most prominent organ builders of the nineteenth century, thanks to his revolutionary work, which significantly enhanced these instruments. The instrument shares the same aesthetics as the Crypt, dates from the same epoch and it is built in the same style.
The instrument shares the same aesthetics as the Crypt, dates from the same epoch and it is built in the same style.