The city of Barcelona, among other things, is famous for the fluid modernist architecture bursting with shapes, colors, and textures. La Sagrada Familia is one of it's most awe-inspiring treasures, and it's not even complete yet! It forms an indispensable part of the city's skyline and so, enjoys a great deal of attention from travelers all over the world. Buy Sagrada Familia Tickets in advance saves you from hours of standing in a queue. Simply enjoy the privilege of a fast-track entry to Gaudi's masterpiece!
The skip the line ticket to the famous basilica always pertains to a particular time slot. The system helps protect the landmark and prevent overcrowding. With us, you can Book Morning Tickets and tours online (and even upgrade to a guided tour of the Sagrada), from the comfort of your home or hotel room. Our special access to the Gaudi church include the entrance fee and will let you enter Gaudi’s masterpiece with speed and efficiency.Read more
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Children under 6 are not allowed inside the towers
Please, arrive at the meeting point 30 minutes before your chosen time so you do not lose your time slot.
A student must carry ID to collect the tickets for Sagrada Familia
The Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí is the mastermind behind the amazing Basilica of the Sagrada Familia (originally known as Basílica I Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família). He dressed the church in colors, shapes, and patterns inspired by nature, making it like no other Roman Catholic church in the world. Naturally, it’s one of the busiest landmarks in Barcelona welcoming, in the high season, over 12 000 visitors a day.
Moreover, Barcelona summers get unbearably hot and crowded while winters bring along chilly winds from the sea. Whatever the case, you don't want to spend hours queuing in a line winding around the Sagrada Familia. Being a part of an anxious, impatient, and stressed crowd doesn't sound like a fun holiday activity! Plus, in the busiest periods, Sagrada Familia opening times can't always accommodate all eager visitors on a spontaneous whim.
So, booking your ticket online guarantees you will be able to get inside Sagrada Familia without too much hassle and delay. In addition to all that, we also offer last-minute Sagrada and Park Guell tickets, even in the busiest of times! Better yet, unlike when you purchase your admission ticket, we let you cancel your booking with a full refund if you do so at least 24 hours in advance.
Did you know that the architectural uniqueness so typical for Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, today was not always the intention?
The construction began in the 19th century. Barcelonian bookseller, Jose Maria Bocabella, wanted a church dedicated to the holy family. Initially, he entrusted the planning and construction to the architect of the Diocese, Francisco de Paula del Villar y Lozano. However, the two men didn't get along, and Villar barely finished the crypt before he was fired.
Subsequently, in 1883, Boca Bella hired a young visionary Catalan architect, Antoni Gaudi, to supervise the project. We are so glad he did!
La Sagrada Familia became Gaudi's life work. He poured into it all his ideas of nature-inspired modernist design and combined them with religious symbolism. He worked on it tirelessly until his untimely death on June 10, 1926. Given Sagrada’s extravagant design and size, the public started to refer to the church as the Cathedral. However, it was only an expiatory church. That is until 2010 when Pope Benedict XVI promoted the status of the church to a basilica.
After you have had visited the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, you will have learned a lot about the intricacy of its symbolism. Every curve and every stature has its meaning either referring to the biblical stories or nature.
For instance, each of the facades represents one phase of Jesus’ life and elements of nature. The Nativity Facade depicts the birth of Jesus and faces the sunrise. It also features various elements related to the creation of life in nature. The Passion Facade is much simpler in design and depicts the suffering and crucifixion of Christ. The facade faces west to emphasize the symbolism of death. The Glory Facade will be the largest one, once finished, it’ll depict the glory of the Christ as he rises from the dead and goes to heaven.
The Basilica of Sagrada Familia is still under construction and we hope to see it in all its glory by 2026. At the moment, you can enjoy the Nativity Facade (completed when Gaudi was still alive) and the Passion Facade. However, the third one is still in the initial stages of construction. Also, only two of the church's towers are accessible to visitors. It's hard to say which one is the best tower to visit at Sagrada Familia inside. They both offer a lovely view!
Make your booking today and ensure a smooth and memorable experience!