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Which Tower Is Best to Visit at the Sagrada Família?

Antoni Gaudí's most ambitious project is still unfinished almost a century after his death. Only 2 of the stunning Sagrada Família's trinity of towers are complete and open to the public ─ the Nativity façade and Passion façade. Which is most worth the visit?

Architecture

Gaudí fans will find his influence most striking in the vibrant Nativity tower. The Passion tower is less ornate, possessing a more earnest Gothic charm.

Religion

As the names suggest, each tower is religiously symbolic. The joyous Nativity faces the sunrise away from the Passion's starving, skeletal form.

View

The Passion tower is the taller of the two. Unfortunately the Nativity tower opens too late to catch the sunrise, but its view is more diverse, if less spectacular.

Access

Both towers have elevators to the top, if you don't have the legs for stairs, but be warned - only the Passion tower has an elevator back down again!

Crowds

The Nativity tower is generally less busy as no groups are allowed up. However, if you really don't like crowds, stay outside and see the building illuminated at night instead!

Sagrada Familia: Our Tips

How to Get There?

The simplest way to get to the Sagrada Família is by metro. Hop off at the conveniently named Sagrada Família metro stop!

When to Visit?

The Sagrada Família is always crowded, but the queues will be at their shortest in the early morning or late afternoon, when the sunlight's at its most magical anyway!

Buying Tickets

If you're not buying tickets in advance, then prepare to queue for hours! They're easily available online and prices differ depending on which parts you want to access and whether or not you want to include an audio guide or tour. Tickets have a 1-hour admission window, but once inside you can stay until closing time.

How Much Time?

You could easily while away 3 or 4 hours at the Sagrada Família, although you can do it in half that if you have a busy itinerary. Just make sure you book tickets in advance!

Good to Know

  • When to visit
    Open at 9:00 AM. Closing times are: November to February 6:00 PM, April to September 8:00 PM, March and October 7:00 PM.
  • What is the price?
    Free to see from the outside, prices for a visit inside start at €15, with options to add guides or tower visits.
  • Will I need a guide?
    It will definitely help. Guides and audio guides are available for an added cost when you buy your entrance ticket.
  • How to get there
    Take the metro to the Sagrada Familia stop!
  • Additional tips

    • Please remember that this is a basilica, and polite behavior and quiet voices are expected.

    • Bags, backpacks and suitcases will be checked upon entering the basilica.
      *Visitors under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

What People Are Saying about Sagrada Familia

Easy process! Definitely a plus to have ticket in advance!

Absolutely recommend Get Your Guide! For tickets and excursions! Easy to use and great customer service!! AAA++

Fast-Track Sagrada Familia Entrance Ticket Reviewed by Barb, 13/02/2018

Really helped skip the queue which even in February was quite long

Church was beautiful, thought the nativity tower experience was a bit of a waste of money

Fast-Track Sagrada Familia Entrance Ticket Reviewed by Carolyn, 06/02/2018

English speaking guide and small group made it a fantastic experience

Our guide made our visit a fantastic experience, with her in depth knowledge and obvious passion there was no rush and always time to explain any questions asked. The Sagrada Familia is a must place to visit, although with our guide and being in such a small group(we had 6no in our tour) the whole experience and insight made it so much more interesting and gave you far more appreciation of the building, architecture and history associated with this amazing place. A must if you are ever in Barcelona.

Fast-Track Guided Tour of Sagrada Familia Reviewed by Ian, 05/02/2018

This tour was an excellent choice — very detailed and comprehensive.

We were only 4 in our group...I don’t know what the normal size is, but this was just perfect! Francesco was an excellent guide..he is very knowledgeable about La Sagrada Família and Gaudi. His explanations were very clear and detailed. I would recommend this tour. It does help to read where the meeting point was, however, because the workers at La Sagrad Família were NOT HELPFUL AT ALL. Everyone’s response was “I don’t know where that is.” Finally, aoliceman on the corner looked it up on his phone GPS. Score one for our men in uniform!

Sagrada Familia Skip-the-Line Guided Tour Reviewed by Gloriajean, 03/02/2018

It was fantastic the coach and guide from Argentina was soooooo great

He explained everything soooo fantastic and knows so much!!!! I enjoyed it very much Thanks

Sagrada Familia Skip-the-Line Guided Tour Reviewed by Doris, 28/01/2018

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