Explore Antoni Gaudi’s unfinished masterpiece and discover the story behind the iconic landmark with a fast track La Sagrada Familia Tour with Tower Access. This extended tour also includes a trip to the Sagrada Familia museum and a ticket to the top of the towers for stunning views over the city of Barcelona and an up-close encounter with some of the Basilica’s more intricate architecture.
Admire panoramic views of the city from the Tower on the Passion façade. Dedicated to the Passion of Christ, its four existing belltowers are between 98 and 112 meters tall and are dedicated to the apostles James the Lesser, Bartholomew, Thomas and Philip.
See the immense Basilica from its many layers and perspectives. During the course of the tour, the guide proficient in English and Spanish, will tell you the story of the Basilica, from its conception by Josep Maria Bocabella to how Gaudí came to lead the project and the frustrations and hardships it caused him in his final years.
Save your valuable time to appreciate the immense beauty and detailing of the monument as you skip the line for a fast track entry to the Basilica.
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Tour at 2:00pm: Daily
Tour at 5:00pm:
01 Apr - 30 Sep: Daily except Wednesday
1.5 hoursStart time
2:00pm & 5:00pm
Please make your way to the local activity operator’s office Julia office at Plaza Sagrada Familia nº 3, Barcelona
Plaza Sagrada Familia nº3 is on Sicilia street between numbers 233 and 235.
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
Tour ends at Sagrada Familia.
For the Fast Track La Sagrada Familia Tour with Tower Access, meet your guide, at the Pl. Sagrada Familia, 3, from where they will take you to the site.
The most visited monument in Spain, the Sagrada Familia is still under construction after more than 100 years. Expected to be completed in 2030, it was originally intended to be a church that would compensate for Barcelona’s revolutionary ideas. But when architect Antoni Gaudi took charge, he saw the project as a reflection of his own spiritual and nationalist expression. Hence, the great architect soon became obsessed with this project and he planned to build facades which would represent the birth, death and resurrection of Christ. Gaudi devoted his last fifteen years completely to the project, before his death in 1926 and only lived to see the completion of one facade, one tower, the apse and the crypt.
Head straight to the heart of the Basilica. Apart from its immense beauty, the monument is an epitome of symbolism. Gaudi’s impeccable modernist style can be seen in its stunning interior which represents branches and trees with colourful columns, intricate stained glass windows and soaring arches. On the course of the tour, the guide will share tales of Gaudí’s love affair with his final work, how he considered the project his personal holy mission and the great personal sacrifices he made to ensure its completion.
Most detailed parts of the church are the three magnificent facades – the Passion facade known for its unorthodox sculptures, the Nativity façade, built on the theme of nature and the Glory façade, which is still under construction.
With the tower access, you can take in the panoramic views of the city from the Tower on the Passion façade. Dedicated to the Passion of Christ, its four existing belltowers are between 98 and 112 meters tall and are dedicated to the apostles James the Lesser, Bartholomew, Thomas and Philip.
Next, you will head to the Sagrada Familia museum, where you will see drawings, plaster models and pictures about the history and development of the basilica from its early beginnings to the present day. The museum will also give valuable information about Antoni Gaudi's life and works.
After having experienced the Sagrada Familia from the spectacular main level, your visit includes a ticket to the very top of Gaudí’s dizzyingly high towers. Your guide will see to it that you make it to the elevator, after which you’ll be free to spend time enjoying the views of Barcelona and the cathedral below, before heading back down. You are then free to continue exploring the Basilica at your leisure.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.
A special dress code is required to enter. Knees and shoulders must be covered; no low cut, sleeveless tops, shorts or sandals for either men or women. Clients who do not adhere to the dress code will not be permitted entry. The tour operator cannot be held responsible for entry denied due to improper dress.
Due to limited capacity of the lifts, there can be a waiting time between the basilica and museum guided tour and lift access.
The lift´s working is subject to cancellation depending on weather conditions and other causes.
Maximum 1 infant per adult can travel free.
Towers visit will be without guide.
Very good your experience I loved it...Mari Garci, Canada, 11/Sep/2017
...P Campbell, Australia, 20/Jun/2017
...Damian Fernandes, Canada, 28/Mar/2017
Tour was excellent. Beautiful cathedral worth seeing
This was an amazing experience! Without a guide it is impossible to understand the building and its features. Marta was a really good guide, knowledgeable, interesting and a good sense of humour. She organised the group well. A visit to Sagrada Famillia is a must but pre book a guided tour (through Isango).