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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!

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 9:00AM. Closing times are: November to February 6:00PM, April to September 8:00PM, March and October 7:00PM.
  • 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

Breathtaking. Loved seeing this amazing Basilica.

A must to see in Barcelona. Our guide was very informative and it is spectacular to see. Well worth a visit.

Seeing Gaudi's masterpiece was an experience not to be missed.

Our guide Elisendra was fantastic. Informative and obviously passionate about Gaudi's catholic church. Our group learned much during the 50 min guide.

Guide was knowledgeable, personable, and knew his stuff

Convenient and informative tour of the Sagrada Familia. Guide appeared well versed, and engaged the clients. He kept the tour moving, varied, interesting. very pleased with the experience

Worth for last minute visitors without ticket

Good but maybe much more experienced guidance as telling more about Gaudi, his work and history It would be much better

Barcelona: Sagrada Familia Fast Track Access Tour Reviewed by SERDAR, 06/12/2017

Great Experience. Our guide was great! knowledgable and passionate.

excellent our guide was great. The group was a good size, not too large/ she was efficient in getting us started and was very thorough in her presentation. she worked very professionally and was very considerate of our time. WE had a tour in alhambra with another agency and it was horrible. Too big of group, didnt start on time, unorganized, and not a lot of detail of structures. Really made us see we need to book further in advance so we can use Get Your Guide for out next adventure, thanks for a job well done! Also much better price for the service and quality...

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