Guided tour

Barcelona: Sagrada Familia Guided Tour with Tower Access

Barcelona: Sagrada Familia Guided Tour with Tower Access

From $72.67 per person

Avoid the lines at Barcelona’s most iconic monument on a tour of the Sagrada Familia Basilica. See Gaudi´s work from the inside and enjoy panoramic city views from one of the towers.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore one of the world’s most iconic monuments with a specialist guide
  • Enjoy access to one of the towers and see Gaudi´s work behind the scenes
  • Learn about Gaudi’s symbolism and the Christian iconography
Full description
Take a guided tour of La Sagrada Familia cathedral with an expert guide, and marvel at Barcelona’s most iconic landmark in the soft light of the morning. On this tour you’ll admire the artwork of Gaudi. Striking for its architectural features and art, the Sagrada Familia is legendary. It was the all-consuming obsession of the modernist architect, Antoni Gaudi. His work on the building began in 1882 and remains unfinished. During the tour your guide will point out the contrasting nativity and passion façades. You’ll also learn about the symbolism and representations of the Holy Family as an expression of Christian ideology, constructed in stone. Note the Christian iconography as you hear about the history of the church. See the angled pillars sprouting like a web of tree branches, holding up the roof. Below the ground is the Museu Gaudi, where you’ll find documentation about Gaudi’s life and work. There is also a crypt where masses are held, and a viewing platform above the burial site of the architect.
Includes
  • Fast-track admission ticket
  • Tour with an expert guide
  • Access to one of the Towers of the Sagrada Familia
  • Private tour (if option chosen)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Optional tips
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • Children under 6-years-old are not allowed access to the tower, even if accompanied by an adult
  • This is a bilingual tour in English and Spanish
  • The tower may be closed in weather conditions such as rain or wind
  • To go up the tower, you will use an elevator but to go down, you will need to use the stairs
  • You will have access only to one tower. The monument decides which tower will be open to visiting depending on the day and the construction works
  • The guided tour takes 90 minutes, then you can go up the tower on your own, which takes around 30 minutes
  • Please note, Sagrada Familia regulations state that children under the age of 11 will not receive a headset to listen to the guide
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 1581 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    3.9/5
  • Service
    4.3/5
  • Organization
    4.1/5

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The experience was great. Our tour guide was wonderful but hard to enjoy since she had to translate and took a little longer then it had to be. Make sure your phones and cameras are fully charged because you will take a lot of photos during the tour. Be sure to arrive an hour earlier to take photos of the church and surrounding areas before going in.

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July 28, 2021

Manu (sp?) was fabulous, very knowledgeable. It definitely would not have been as good of an experience without her. The only downside was the weather, it was extremely windy so it was quite chilly and the towers were closed, rightfully so. We cannot control the weather but otherwise was a really great experience. The meeting place although right out front was not obvious and we had to ask a couple of folks if they knew where it was.

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January 23, 2020

Our guide Manu was wondeful!! Despite the crazy unfortunate weather that was happening and that we weren't able to up to the tower she was super informative and we learned so much from her. Because of the weather our original group was supposed to be 23 and it ended up just being 4 of us. and she made everything personal and was just wonderful! thanks Manu!!

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January 21, 2020

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