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Simply coming during the opening hours will not ensure you get to see Sagrada Familia inside. In fact, its one of the top 10 attractions in the world up there with the Coliseum and Louvre. Since the number of people that can be inside the church at once is not without limit, tickets are often unavailable; especially in summer months. However, with us, you can book tickets in advance or get the lucrative last minute tickets to satisfy your spontaneous nature.
With our priority access tour, you will swiftly skip the line and plunge into the awe-inspiring Sagrada Familia interior without further ado. Unlike dark gothic churches cathedrals that may come across as animose, La Sagrada Familia is full of colorful light that enters through the stained-glass windows and playfully bounces off the white tiles and stones.The church is still under construction and is expected to be completed in 2026.
To Gaudi, the color was the expression of life and could not miss in a place of worship. Moreover, every stone, rock, statue, ornament, column, the curve has symbolic meaning that connects nature with the divine. It's a one-of-a-kind experience, don't make it dull with the monotone description of an audio guide! Best Sagrada Familia tour in English our expert guide will take you an exciting journey answering your every query and satisfying your curiosity. We also provide headsets allowing you to hear the guide easily even in larger groups. You can learn more about what inspired Gaudi through drawings, photographs and documented plans for the Sagrada Familia in the museum below the church.
The structure and patterns so typical for Sagrada Familia today were not a part of the original plan. The construction began in the 19th century on a commission of a bookseller Jose Maria Bocabella. His dream was to build a church devoted to the holy family (Sagrada Familia). Initially, Boca Bella hired the architect of the Diocese, Francisco del Villar. However, he and Boca Bella didnt get along. Hence, Villar barely managed to finish the crypt before the bookseller fired him. Instead, Boca Bella hired a young visionary Catalan architect, Antoni Gaudi to take over the project. The whole world is probably glad he did!
Gaudi's inspiration came from the Christian teachings as well as nature. Leaning columns branch out like trees; stained-glass windows are made of Venetian glass; ceramic stones of varying colors overflow with Christian symbolism. The church has three facades, the Nativity, the Passion and the Glory, and distinctive towers, each carrying a different meaning. The central tower, still unfinished, is dedicated to Jesus; the tower crowned by a star represents the Virgin Mary; the remaining 12 towers represent the 12 apostles.
Sagrada Familia became Gaudi's life work. It became a channel for his ideas of nature-inspired modernist design that pays tribute to the Roman Catholic church and holy family. He tirelessly worked on the project until his unfortunate death on 10th of June 1926. Given its impressive design and size, people started to refer the church as the Cathedral even though that is not the case. It was only in 2010 when Pope Benedict XVI raised the status of the church to the Basilica of the Sagrada Familia.
Even if you are not a massive fan of churches, Sagrada Familia offers one-of-a-kind experience deserving of your attention. Book your Sagrada Familia guided tour with us and let the ethereal beauty of this unusual church awe you!
Nice to jump the queue. You got in straight away with our guide. She was really knowledgeable and had an answer to every our question. She told us about the three facades and their meaning and even showed us how the main entrance will look like when its done. After the tour, you can visit the museum under the church which has many of original Gaudi models, plus you can see into the today workshop. All in all, I loved the tour, an unmissable experience.
"James R. R"
I had wanted to travel to Barcelona and visit Sagrada Familia Basilica for years. So, when I arrived I didn't wanna wait in long lines or miss a chance to get in completely. I booked this priority group tour with DoTravel and everything went on time and according to plan. They gave us earphones so we could hear our guide even if we stopped to look at something and lagged behind a little. The building is stunning, especially inside. Its because of the colors and nature-inspired style. If you're a lover of art or a spiritual person the sight will stay with you forever. I come from the USA but this makes me want to come back to Barcelona. Amazing city. Safe, clean, friendly. GO! Nip into the Irish Pub across the park in front of the church as well!!!
"J R G"
Awesome tour with a fantastic guide. Would absolutely recommend to everyone. Simply love the Sagrada and Barcelona. We will definitely come back one day!
Fantastic! Highly recommend it... it's hard to fully enjoy the church without knowing about its history and all the symbolism hidden around.
Absolutely recommend! Fun and informative
The best way to understand the details of Sagrada's design is with a guide. It was a great experience, thanks.
Sagrada is Amazing!Could totally spend days in here! OUr guide was cool too.
Loved this tour. We got in quickly, no waiting and the guide was entertaining and informative. Would recommend.
totally worth it!
Awesome tour. Our guide was fun and very knowledgable....
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.
This tour was awesome, we skipped the queues and got in right away!
The church is indescribable! It was awesome to skip the lines. Our guide was knowledgeable and, most importantly, she seemed enthused and happy with the job and Sagrada. She managed to do the tour both in Spanish and English at once!
Our guide was excellent, the tour was neither too long nor too short and informed about the church in great detail. Our guide was very friendly and attentive and gave us enough time to look around. Highly recommended.
very informative..... the guide has good knowledge.
I had seen Sagrada before without a guide, have to say its much more interesting with one. Learned lots and now love the church even more!