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Sagrada Familia: Fast-Track Small Group Guided Tour

Duration: 90 minutes
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Experience Sagrada Familia, Gaudi’s otherworldly basilica on this small group tour. Enjoy fast-track entry and listen to your guide explaining the…

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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 guide very knowledgeable, informative and personable.

Some of the tour guests not so great...bad manners oblivious to others in group. Guide was excellent.

Sagrada Familia Skip-the-Line Guided Tour Reviewed by a GetYourGuide customer, 03/18/2019

Our tour guide Suze was great. Sagrada Familia was magnificent!

Thanks for providing audio with the tour. We enjoyed the tour to Sagrada Familia very much!

Sagrada Familia Skip-the-Line Guided Tour Reviewed by a GetYourGuide customer, 03/18/2019

The attraction is one of the most amazing in the city.

The tour was self guided and you could stay as long as you liked. The audio guide was invaluable. The tower tour made it more memorable and was not that difficult. The interior with soaring columns and stained glass was aweinspiring. The crypt area illuminated how Gaudí worked out his structural designs in a relatable way. We also enjoyed the short video on the history in the audio visual room.

Fast-Track Sagrada Familia Ticket and Nativity Tower Access Reviewed by a GetYourGuide customer, 03/16/2019

The guide was so friendly and knowledgeable!

The tour was excellent and the tower views were great but the 442 stairs on the spiral staircase was a real workout. Wear comfortable shoes for this tour.

Sagrada Familia Guided Tour with Tower Access Reviewed by Marian, 03/13/2019

We saw the structure 14 years ago and much was left to the imagination

Now we an see almost the completed building and it is amazing Well worth the visit

Fast-Track Sagrada Familia Entrance Ticket Reviewed by Eral, 03/12/2019

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