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Better than imaginations, We had a lot of fun with him.


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Awesome tour and guide. highly recommend.


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Best way to see all the sights

We bought the one day pass and did the green route first, which takes about 2 hours as we didn't jump on and off the bus, just getting idea of what and where we wanted to visit in the city. Then off bus for tapas and wine then, we did the orange route, a lot in one day, but felt we got know know about the city and relaxing in sunshine on the top of the bus was a bonus. Ear sets are comfortable to use and you learn a lot, not sure if we can remember it all!


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Informative and interesting with a wonderful guide

My husband and I visited Sagrada Familia on a very rainy day about two weeks ago. The meeting place was a bit tricky to find, but once we were there, it was easy from that point on. Our guide (I feel terrible that I CANNOT remember her name) was wonderful. She was so knowledgable, funny and to the point. She pointed out all the highlights, both inside and outside of the church and the Whispers actually worked very well. I found this tour to be comprehensive and worth every penny we paid.


★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 5-Excellent

Outstanding: don't miss this. A standout amongst the most Interesting spots I've ever been. You should purchase your fast access tickets ahead of time.


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Deborah B

This is an absolute must do! Priority access is totally worth it, the queues are endless! Also listening to a real guide is much more fun than a boring audio. I've seen many incredible churches but this one is absolutely unique.



Designed by “God’s Architect,” the Sagrada Familia takes pride of place in Barcelona. Standing tall in the elegant district of Eixample, this colossal basilica blends the traditions of both Gothic and Byzantine cathedrals. Although unfinished, the raw magnetism of the structure is undeniable. Even the hardened local has to fight not to raise their gaze and marvel at it's ornate facade and Sagrada Familia towers. It is a tourist mecca and the most visited attraction in Barcelona. So, naturally, getting Sagrada Familia tickets is a must for a complete Barcelona experience. But, because of just how popular the attraction is, it's always advisable to book the ticket for Sagrada Familia in advance. 

One of the best things about the Sagrada Familia is that it only gets better when you head inside. Here, the full extent of Gaudi’s brilliance, artistry, and commitment to faith and nature come to life.

 The columns that stretch up to the ceiling and branch out like forest trees support the structure. However, they also reflect Gaudi’s belief that nature and spirituality go hand in hand - that you can never be closer to God than in nature. A self-guided Sagrada Familia tour allows you to quietly lose yourself in this transcendent space.  

However, a Sagrada Familia guided tour will bring to light the details of Gaudi’s cathedral explaining the intricate methods in which the stain glass windows were made and the meanings behind them. You can also gain further insight into the way in which Gaudi designed the way light would enter the nave.  The beautiful patterns and colors that reflect off of the walls and ceilings coming from thoughtfully placed windows that accentuate a sense of harmony and invite introspection.

The best time to visit the Sagrada Familia is before the crowds have descended. This is generally midweek in the mornings. You also want to go on a sunny day so that there is plenty of light. But, really, the most important thing is that you just get yourself a couple of Barcelona Familia Sagrada tickets, so you don’t miss out Sagrada Familia in Barcelona most spectacular sights.  

What are the Sagrada Familia opening times?

The Sagrada Familia, Barcelona’s centerpiece built by a Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi, is open:

  • 9 am - 8 pm during the peak tourist months, April to September
  • 9 am to 7 pm in October 
  • 9 am to 6 pm from November to February  
  • December 25, 26 and January 1 and 6 the Sagrada is open between 9 am and 2 pm

Where to buy La Sagrada Familia tickets?

Purchasing tickets for Sagrada Familia including tower can be done directly through the ticket office outside of the sites main entrance. However, be aware that there are often big queues. Wait times in the summer can be more than 2 hours and then you may have to wait until your access time. We highly recommend buying the Gaudi cathedral tickets online to avoid long queues. 

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How to get to the Sagrada Familia?

Metro Lines 2 and 5 both stop at the Sagrada Familia metro station. The Sagrada Familia is also serviced by bus numbers 19, 33, 34, 43, 44, 50, 51, B20 and B24 depending on which direction you are coming from. 

When is the best time to visit?  

The best time to visit the Sagrada Familia is in the off-season, November - February. The colder months see a lower number of tourists traveling to Barcelona, so the Sagrada Familia is quieter. From March things begin to pick up, and in July and August, the Sagrada Familia is at its busiest. As always, visits early in the morning and later in the afternoon promise the fewer crowds and Sagrada Familia skip the line tour groups.  

Why is the Sagrada Familia important?  

The Sagrada Familia is a masterpiece of modern architecture. One of the greatest expressions of Christian faith ever constructed from stone. Antoni Gaudi’s Basilica de la Sagrada Familia is based on the traditions of Gothic and Byzantine cathedrals and expresses Christian belief through the beauty of its architecture. The architecture of the Sagrada Familia’s beautiful interior mimics the natural world with columns built to resemble trees. This was all done to reflect Gaudi’s firm belief that to be in nature was the closest a person could be to God. 

How much does it cost?  

Tickets to the Sagrada Familia begin at 15 € that is you purchase them offline. Online Sagrada Familia entrance fee brings the price to around 18-19 €. Still, it's better to pay a small fee than spend two hours standing in a queue. Tour prices vary between 35 to 40 € depending on what’s included. 

Do I need a guided tour?

To enjoy the Sagrada Familia’s transcendent beauty an audio tour guide of Sagrada Familia is not strictly necessary. However, tour guides offer a fantastic opportunity to engage with a site in more detail. This can result in a more fulfilling experience.     

Useful Tips

  • To avoid queues, buy your Sagrada Familia skip the line tickets
  • If you’re afraid of heights, don’t venture up the tour
  • General entrance is through the Nativity facade and exit through the Passion Facade
  • You have a specific entry time slot, so be on time, otherwise, you won't get in

Sagrada Familia Services 

There are plenty of cafes and restaurants surrounding the Sagrada Familia so if you want to stop off before or after your visit for a refreshment and a bite to eat this is possible. The Sagrada Familia is also wheelchair accessible, but because the site is under construction, we recommend wheelchair users to visit with a companion.

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