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

1. 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, hear all about the Nativity Façade, the first completed section of the Basilica. Next, you will step into the interior of the Sagrada Familia. Marvel at the world created by the intense colored light from the stained glass windows and the branch-like columns extending over the ceiling. Gaudí intended for the interior to look and feel like a walk through the woods, with the light exuding a sense of sifting through forest leaves.  As you exit the Basilica you will hear about the Passion Façade, representing the story of Jesus’ crucifixion. Experience the drama of the Passion through the tower’s stark and angular sculptures. This façade, like most of the Sagrada Familia, was built after Gaudí’s death.  Head to Sagrada Familia Schools next, designed for the children of the workers building the Sagrada Familia. Hear how it was reconstructed more than once and even moved locations to make way for the Basilica.  Your last stop will be the Sagrada Familia Museum, where your guide will share original sketches and plans with you that demonstrate the complexity of Gaudi's architecture and vision. Find artifacts here from Gaudi’s life and the Basilica's own history, such as his upside-down model of the Basilica.

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Barcelona: Sagrada Familia and Park Güell Tour

2. 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.

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Barcelona: Fast Track Guided Tour of Sagrada Familia

3. Barcelona: Fast Track Guided Tour of Sagrada Familia

Visit the Sagrada Familia, a jewel of Gaudí’s architecture, a symbol of Barcelona, and an icon of the city's skyline. Accompanied by a guide, head straight inside to get a glimpse into the history of this UNESCO World Heritage-listed cathedral. Once inside with your skip-the-line tickets, marvel at the opulent ceilings and stained-glass windows. Listen closely as your guide sheds light on the structure's charismatic creator, Antonio Gaudí. Visit La Sagrada Familia Museum and witness a variety of artifacts like design sketches and original plaster models. See exhibits on the building's history, tracing its development since the 19th century. As you soak in the magnificent interior, see the light enter through the coloured windows and convert the space into a mystical environment in the afternoon. After bidding farewell to your guide, feel free to continue browsing at your own pace.

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Sagrada Familia: Private Tour with Tower access

4. Sagrada Familia: Private Tour with Tower access

Dive deep into the history and mysteries of the Sagrada Familia on an in-depth tour. Follow your private guide around both the outside and inside of the basilica to understand this unfinished masterpiece. Admire Gaudí's mastery of modernism as you gaze up at the tree-like pillars and soft lighting from the stained-glass windows. Allow your guide to decode the symbolism the architect used to represent Christian ideology. Immerse yourself in the history of the basilica's construction, noting recent milestones and newer additions. See how Gaudí's life influenced his work and how his vision is being completed today. Finish your tour with the grand views from one of the basilica's towers overlooking the city. Take your time at the end of the tour to continue exploring to your heart's content.

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Barcelona: Instagram Tour of the Most Scenic Spots

5. Barcelona: Instagram Tour of the Most Scenic Spots

Visit the most scenic and Instagrammable sights around Barcelona while a professional photographer snaps photos of you. No experience is needed. This tour is perfect for solo travelers, couples, honeymooners, friends, and families with kids. Choose from a half-day or a full-day tour. You will meet early in the morning to experience the beauty of this city when the city is empty and the light is perfect for beautiful pictures. Learn about Barcelona and immerse yourself in the history and culture of this place. Explore the city's monuments and breathtaking viewpoints. Your guide will walk with you to the famous sights and later you will take the metro to take you from the historic center to the Sagrada Familia. The half-day tour leaves you at the entrance to the Sagrada Familia. If you choose the full-day tour, you will have free time at the Sagrada Familia in case you want to visit the monument or have something to eat. In the afternoon, you will meet again in Park Guell, El Carmel entrance, where your tour will finish.

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Barcelona: Sagrada Familia and Park Güell Tour Combo

6. Barcelona: Sagrada Familia and Park Güell Tour Combo

Explore 2 of Barcelona’s most iconic landmarks on guided tours. Book both tours together in this combo package to see more of the city in one day, with free time in between. Start at Park Güell on Carmel Hill in the north of the city to admire some of Antoni Gaudí’s finest handiwork. Marvel at the Art Nouveau (Modernisme) motifs of its main highlights, such as the mosaic tiles of the salamander statue (“El Drac”) at the park entrance. Take a 1.5-hour break for lunch. Then, make your way to the Sagrada Familia Basilica in the 19th-century extension of the L’Eixample. Admire the contrasting façades of Gaudí’s unfinished masterpiece. Learn the history and symbolism of the depictions of the Holy Family as an expression of Christian ideology on the elaborate Nativity and Passion façades. Go inside the basilica to look up at the towering pillars and stained-glass windows. See models of what the cathedral would look like when completed, as imagined by Gaudí.

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Gaudi Tour: Sagrada Família, Park Güell, and Casa Batlló

7. Gaudi Tour: Sagrada Família, Park Güell, and Casa Batlló

The name Gaudí is almost synonymous with Barcelona. The city’s favorite architect has come to embody the style of a city deeply rooted in its natural surroundings. This is Barcelona at its vibrant, playful best. On this, the most complete tour available of Gaudí’s work, you will visit three of his residential works, including one unknown to most visitors; skip long lines to wander around the beautiful Park Guell; and, of course, embark on a thorough exploration of Gaudí’s greatest work and final resting place, La Sagrada Família. Your tour starts with first entrance to Casa Batlló, arguably Gaudí’s most impressive residential property (and certainly his most-visited). Entering ahead of the morning crowds, you’ll discover some of the genius solutions Gaudí employed to solve architectural problems throughout the house, dispersing light and air throughout its many levels. A sure highlight is the roof, designed to resemble the scales of a dragon – the great emblem of Barcelona. Somewhere in the middle is Park Guell. Part fanciful explosion of color, part thoughtful study of organic forms, it is a perfect reflection of the natural world. Since this became a ticketed site a few years ago, entrance lines have become extremely long – so it’s a good thing you have skip-the-line access. Your tour ends, as Gaudí himself did – in the La Sagrada Família. It can be hard to know where to look on your first visit to La Sagrada Família, so it’s lucky you have a Gaudí expert on hand to guide your experience. You’ll spend a full hour exploring the church itself. Due to the popularity of Gaudí and his works, there are long lines outside all three of the sites you will enter (Casa Batlló, Park Guell and La Sagrada Família), but with pre-reserved entrance to each, you will sail straight inside. Meanwhile a private transport between sites means you’ll cover more ground than would be possible even in a whole day on your own. Give Gaudí the time he deserves on this complete tour of his finest works.

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Barcelona: Sagrada Familia and Park Güell Tour Combo with Transfer

8. Barcelona: Sagrada Familia and Park Güell Tour Combo with Transfer

Explore 2 of Barcelona’s most iconic landmarks on guided tours. Book both tours together in this combo package to see more of the city in one day, with free time in between. Start with a pickup from your accommodation in Barcelona. Drive to Park Güell on Carmel Hill in the north of the city to admire some of Antoni Gaudí’s finest handiwork. Marvel at the Art Nouveau (Modernisme) motifs of its main highlights, such as the mosaic tiles of the salamander statue (“El Drac”) at the park entrance. Take a 1.5-hour break for lunch. Then, make your way to the Sagrada Familia Basilica in the 19th-century extension of the L’Eixample. Admire the contrasting façades of Gaudí’s unfinished masterpiece. Learn the history and symbolism of the depictions of the Holy Family as an expression of Christian ideology on the elaborate Nativity and Passion façades. Go inside the basilica to look up at the towering pillars and stained-glass windows. See models of what the cathedral would look like when completed, as imagined by Gaudí. Then be dropped off back at your hotel.

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Barcelona: Half–Day Gaudi Bike Tour & Sagrada Familia Ticket

9. Barcelona: Half–Day Gaudi Bike Tour & Sagrada Familia Ticket

Explore the city by bike to see a great many sights in one day. Discover some of Gaudi's earliest and lesser-known architectural gems as well as his most famous buildings. Learn about the life and history of Gaudi while also getting to see some stunning examples of Modernista architecture. As the highlight of your tour, see Gaudi’s magnificent cathedral, La Sagrada Familia. Enjoy priority skip-the-line access to Sagrada Familia so that you don't waste any precious time waiting in long lines. If you join the morning tour option, your next stop will be lunch at a hidden gem - a local Spanish restaurant. Enjoy a lovely open terrace and authentic Spanish cuisine (please note, the cost of food is not included).  Let the fascinating stories and insight given by your guide bring Gaudi’s masterpieces to life and help you to really understand why his architecture is so highly regarded in the life and culture of Barcelona.

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Barcelona: Sagrada Familia Guided Tour with Tower Access

10. Barcelona: Sagrada Familia Guided Tour with Tower Access

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.

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What people are saying about Passion Tower

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 8,426 reviews

Our guide Victor was great, very informative and detailed! He went out of his way to advice on the logistics needed for some other itinerary help I needed too!

Juan Miguel was an excellent guide. We learned so much about the details of Gaudi and the church. Highly recommend this tour.

Knowledgeable guide, just the right time, good information, time for questions and photography.

Very great! Rosa was our tour guide and she was very informative, great customer service!

Very good experience with Victor! Did a great explanation for everything