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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?



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.



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



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.



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!



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!

Our insider 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 should I 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.
  • Is it expensive?
    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 information

    • 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

Excellent experience with tour guide Anna

I had the most fun in this tour. I was the only one who signed for it so i got a private tour. My guide was the lovely Anna she is an amazing guide and person. Using her great sence of humor and lovely free personality and spirit She made the tour interesting and fun. I highly recommend it. Thanx again for a great experience Anna. Hola from Dotan. Israel :)

Sagrada Familia Skip-the-Line Guided Tour Reviewed by DOTAN, 06/12/2018

Informational & entertaining tour that even the kids enjoyed!

Our tour guide Anna Beltran was extremely detailed and informational during the tour. She even kept our 5 and 7-year olds entertained during the whole 1.5 hour tour and the tough-to-please young ones thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Definitely recommended!

Sagrada Familia Skip-the-Line Guided Tour Reviewed by Jade, 30/11/2018

Outstanding tour and exceptional guide! If visiting Barcelona a must

The detail at Sagrada Familia is complex and to truly understand Gaudi and his architecture you should acquire a tour guide. Get Your Guide did not disappoint us, our guide was very knowledgeable and easily understood even with her Catalan accent. It was almost a private tour with just two couples. She encouraged us to visit the museum and we also saw the old school house that Antonia Gaudi had built for the workers children. We hope to return in 8-10 years to see the completion of Sagrada Familia.

Sagrada Familia Skip-the-Line Guided Tour Reviewed by Karen, 30/11/2018

It was really good and the tour guide knew what she was doing

Or guide told us the whole story about Barcelona and linked the tour with it which have us a complete insight, thank you Slywia

Sagrada Familia Skip-the-Line Guided Tour Reviewed by Shahrukh, 17/11/2018

Our guide was excellent and extremely knowledgeable.

And the tour was amazing. Our guide also showed us pictures in the children’s class and in the lower area, to see the various years and the amount of work up to each specific year that really allowed me to understand the slow process of bring this church up out of the ground and knowing how slowly this has progressed over the years. Yeah to Gaudi for foresite and for caring on. And even greater yeah to Barcelona for seeing it through to the end. Here’s to 2026!

Sagrada Familia Skip-the-Line Tour Reviewed by Elizabeth, 16/11/2018

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