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  • Barcelona: Sagrada Familia Fast-Track Access Ticket

    1. Barcelona: Sagrada Familia Fast-Track Access Ticket

    Explore Antoni Gaudi's unfinished masterpiece, the Sagrada Familia, with a convenient fast track entrance ticket. Gaudi's iconic work draws hundreds of locals and visitors alike to its impressive facades and awe-inspiring interior every day, making it one of the most visited monuments in Spain. Walk past the notorious long queues and start discovering the beautiful basilica at your own pace with an optional audio guide; admire the facades, interior, museum, and school. Work began on creating the true symbol of Barcelona back in 1882, and the Sagrada Familia remains a work in progress even today. Although unfinished, the basilica is by no means unworthy of a visit. A combination of Gothic and Art Nouveau forms, the UNESCO-listed structure dominates the Barcelona skyline.

    Took a little bit to figure out the audio but once o did all was well. Fabulous cathedral!

  • Sagrada Familia: Skip-the-Ticket-Line Guided Tour & Ticket

    2. Sagrada Familia: Skip-the-Ticket-Line Guided Tour & Ticket

    Make your visit to the Sagrada Familia unforgettable with a 1.5-hour guided tour of Gaudí’s masterpiece. See the Basilica’s dream-like façade and interior in a small-group or private tour setting accompanied by an expert guide. During the tour you will learn about the ongoing construction, the current predicted completion date, and the generations of craftspeople, architects and artists learned how to bring Gaudi’s vision to life. Your guide will meet you outside, starting the tour with a little introduction before heading to the Basilica’s entrance. After you’ve headed through security, you will hear all about the Nativity Façade. This was the first completed section of the Basilica and the one that Gaudí personally worked on the most in his lifetime. Try to decode the many symbols that Gaudí left for the viewer to decipher. Next, you will step into the interior of the Sagrada Familia...

    Brilliant tour guide. So glad we paid extra for the guide as we learnt so much and the whole building and history fitted into place. Beautiful church and so interesting.

  • Sagrada Familia: Tour

    3. Sagrada Familia: Tour

    Start your tour outside the UNESCO-listed basilica and meet your guide. Gaze up at the immense facades and towers and get your first impressions of Gaudí's unfinished masterpiece. Then, enter the basilica and see the awe-inspiring interior with its forest of pillars. Bathe in the colorful light from the stained-glass windows and understand what Gaudí's meant when he said that "the sun is the best painter." Discover a vibrant clash of Gothic and Art Nouveau designs. Home in on the symbolic details and modernist representations of the Holy Family with your guide. Hear how the current construction is progressing after over a century's worth of work. As you walk around the basilica, learn more about Gaudí's life through his work and the legacy he left behind. At the end of tour, enjoy the freedom to keep exploring with your newfound knowledge.

  • Fast-Track Access: Sagrada Familia 1.5-Hour Guided Tour

    4. Fast-Track Access: Sagrada Familia 1.5-Hour Guided Tour

    Barcelona is home to numerous architectural gems created by the Modernist innovator, Antoni Gaudí, and few are more spectacular than the Sagrada Familia–one of the world's most visited buildings. Get fast track entry with pre-arranged admission and enter the astonishing interior of this majestic Roman Catholic church, where a vibrant clash of Gothic and Art Nouveau designs burst across the walls. Each of the 5 aisles in the Latin cross floor-plan are richly adorned with symbolic details, and you can see them all with your skip-the-line ticket. Visit the Sagrada Familia Museum to learn more about the life and career of Antoni Gaudí. Study drawings, plaster models, and pictures illustrating the history and development of the basilica from its inception to the present day. The project was so ambitious that less than a quarter had been built by Gaudí's death, and indeed construction is not...

    The tour guide was excellent. Experience was good. But it was very over priced. Should have got lunch for €56.

  • Barcelona: Small-Group Sagrada Familia Express Tour

    5. Barcelona: Small-Group Sagrada Familia Express Tour

    The Sagrada Familia is the emblem of Barcelona. Built by Antoni Gaudì, the Sagrada is one of the most unique buildings in the world. As soon as you lay your eyes on this majestic representation of the modernist movement, you’ll begin to truly appreciate the most-visited church in Spain. With its defying gravity spires and incredible statues, the Barcelonian church will make you feel as if you have stepped into another universe. With this Sagrada Familia express small-group tour you will benefit from skip-the-line tickets by gaining fast-track entrance to the church. Once inside you’ll be catapulted into Gaudì’s mind, whilst hearing stories of his creative flow as told by your guide. Plunge into the amazing architectural design, a mix of Gothic and Art Nouveau, while listening to your guide narrate anecdotes about the construction of the Sagrada Familia. Enjoy the intimate atmosphere of...

    Clara is excellent with the information. I was abit late from Montserrat and manage to contact the company easily and they kindly accommodate my family of 8pax. Overall very pleasant experience. Highly recommend to go with this company .

  • Barcelona: Sagrada Familia and City Highlights Bike Tour

    6. Barcelona: Sagrada Familia and City Highlights Bike Tour

    Cycle through Barcelona's vibrant city blocks on a 3-hour bike tour with an expert guide riding by your side. Choose from either a small-group or private guided experience and learn about the city’s culture, see important historical sites and famous hotspots, and discover hidden gems loved by locals.  Meet your guide, pick your bike, and enjoy an exclusive welcome area where you can refill your bottle of water, sip on refreshing welcome drink, and store your bag before the tour starts. Climb on your bike and head over to admire the impressive gothic-style of the Santa Maria del Mar Cathedral. Continue over narrow medieval streets to arrive at The Born Cultural Center, featuring excavated city ruins from the 1700s on display. Cross Parc de la Ciutadella and take in the picturesque scenery of the park’s green spaces and its large majestic fountain. Arrive at the city’s seafront and expl...

    This was an awesome experience! Our guide Julia was great. She had such a friendly welcoming personality and really made the history come alive and interesting. Riding the bikes was fun and the tour felt like the perfect amount of time. I enjoyed this better than the hop on hop off bus

  • Fast-Track Guided Tour: Sagrada Familia and Park Güell

    7. Fast-Track Guided Tour: Sagrada Familia and Park Güell

    Discover Barcelona through the eyes of the city’s most famous architect on a skip-the-line tour of the Sagrada Familia and Parc Güell. Parc Güell was created as an urban housing development and city park in the middle of nature by Antoni Gaudí for the industrialist an entrepreneur, Eusebi Güell. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Parc Güell is entered via a large staircase dominated by a dragon of mosaic ceramic tiles. Learn more about this Catalan style, known as “trencadís,” before exploring more of the park’s unique design features on a guided walking tour, including the 86 Doric columns arranged like trees. Then, transfer by coach to La Sagrada Familia, Gaudí’s unfinished basilica in the Eixample district. Skip the long lines to look inside the cathedral, and marvel at vaults that tower 70 meters tall, as well as the rich ornamentations of Gaudi's Latin cross plan. Learn about Gaud...

    Great Tour guide, explained everything very well with a lot of details and give us time to asked questions and take pictures

  • Barcelona: Sagrada Familia and Park Güell Tour

    8. Barcelona: Sagrada Familia and Park Güell Tour

    Explore 2 of Gaudí's best-known works in one day. Enjoy the convenience of organized transportation to get you from one place to the next. Begin at Park Güell Park and admire stonework and mosaics in the Modernisme style. See the salamander statue, “El Drac,” at the park entrance. Then, take a break for lunch. Travel to the Sagrada Familia and start by comparing the contrasting Nativity and Passion façades. Go inside the forest-like basilica to bask in the rays of light through stained-glass windows. Learn about how the ongoing construction of Gaudí’s unfinished masterpiece.

  • Barcelona: Sagrada Familia Fast Track Guided Tour

    9. Barcelona: Sagrada Familia Fast Track Guided Tour

    Meet your guide at a meeting point close to the Sagrada Familia. Benefit from skip-the-line access to the cathedral, and begin a 1 hour and 15-minute guided tour. Your local expert guide will provide a personal experience where you will gain a comprehensive insight into the history of Gaudi's most famous work. Learn about the intricate architectural features of the cathedral in the most detailed and enthusiastic way possible. Experience Gaudí’s masterpiece to the fullest and learn about Catalan modernism with its many interpretations and enigmas.

    We enjoyed the tour. Our guide, Francisco, was very knowledgeable, entertaining and enthusiastic in explaining the facts about the site. Really enjoyed the experience because of him!

  • Barcelona: E-Bike Tour

    10. Barcelona: E-Bike Tour

    See the best that Barcelona has to offer without breaking a sweat. Follow your local guide on your e-bike and learn more about the fascinating history of the city. Trace the 2,000-year-old heritage of Barcelona through its old town. Cycle down cobbled streets bursting with charm. Admire Gothic architectural gems like the Cathedral of Barcelona. Make your way down to the seafront for unbeatable views. Visit the Old Port and learn about the former fishing village, Barceloneta.

Planning Your Visit

  • 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?
    Hours vary based on time of year:
    November-February, 9:00 AM-6:00 PM
    March and October, 9:00 AM-7:00 PM
    April-September, 9:00 AM-8:00 PM
    Holiday hours may vary
  • 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.

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