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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 in English. Enjoy fast-track entry and listen to your guide…

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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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

Overall rating
4.5 / 5
based on 26,656 reviews

You will see a LOT of Guadi Architecture

We saw Sagrada Familia from the outside on our first visit to Barcelona, so we wan to go inside of this monumental church as well as other famous Gaudi buildings and this tour did not disappoint. Our guide for the Sagrada Familia tour was well versed in its history and spoke clearly and kept our fairly large group together and on schedule (not an easy task). Our second guide for the tour of Park Guill and other Gaudi Buildings was also was very well versed in the subject and spoke excellent English, but because that part of the tour was given in both English and Spanish, it was a bit more confusing at times to understand. After touring Park Guill, the last part of the tour involves walking on the outside of two of Gaudi's downtown buildings. While that is interesting, if you don't take the extra tour of the inside of at least one of the buildings (we did), the time and energy spent to see the outside may not be worth the effort. Be advised, there is a LOT of walking on this tour!

I’m happy I visited the Sagrada Familia with a guided tour.

Sagrada Familia is very crowded if you plan to tour with the general public. Its worth spending money to cut the very long lines at the entrance. The Basilica is very beautiful and unusual. The tour guide did a thorough job of explaining the historical facts about the architecture and details about Antonio Gaudi. It is one of Barcelona’s main attractions and you should try to visit.

Very informative and super knowledgeable and nice guide

Our guide was so full of knowledge and was so friendly and cheerful. The only thing I would do differently would be to shorten the tour. We met at 6 pm in the office and did not go into the church until almost 7. And security was not a problem. And we were inside for about 1/2 an hour. This is my only sort of negative comment.

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Excellent tour - our guide was very informative and knowledable.

We had an excellent tour of the Sagrada Familita. Our guide Marta was very informative without getting dwelling on the details. Marta gave us plenty of time to explore on our own. She was more than willing to answer any and all question. She walked us through the line to go up the tower. Excellent tour and a great guide.

Sagrada Familia Guided Tour with Tower Access Reviewed by

Not rushed , informative tour with Maria

Maria was our tour guide , she was very sweet , accommodating and informative. She helped to cut the lines for security check which saved so much time . Tour bus was very clean and not over crowded. My kids 7 and 9 loved Maria so much , they want her to be our tour guide at every tour we plan to take

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