Guided tour

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

Activity provider: 4 YOU BARCELONA, S.L.

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

Activity provider: 4 YOU BARCELONA, S.L.
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From US$ 51.03 per person

Likely to sell out Booked 11 times yesterday

Visit the Sagrada Familia with an expert guide, skip-the-ticket-line access and the choice of a small-group or private experience. Peek at Gaudi’s sketches inside the Basilica’s museum.

About this tour

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 12 hours in advance for a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details. Learn more
Duration 1.5 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Spanish, French, English
Wheelchair accessible

The Original experience

Highlights
  • Relax knowing your entry tickets, museum entrance and Sagrada Familia School access are all included
  • Benefit from skip-the-ticket-line to Gaudi's otherworldly Basilica
  • Enjoy a comprehensive tour with an expert guide and get an exclusive guided look at Gaudi’s original sketches
  • Ask your tour guide for tips on what else to see and do in Barcelona at the end of the tour
  • Choose from either a small-group or private guided experience
Full description

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, like his upside-down model of the Basilica.

Includes
  • Entrance fees and tickets
  • Official tour guide
  • Personal audio reinforcement (if more than 10 people)
  • Access to the towers
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meet your guide on Carrer de la Marina in front of the Sagrada Familia Gift Shop (Botiga de la Sagrada Familia). Look for a guide wearing GetYourGuide attire and holding a red GetYourGuide flag.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Swimwear
  • Bare feet

Know before you go

  •  All visitors must go through a security check, which may take up to 25 minutes in high season
  •  The Sagrada Familia is occasionally closed to the public
  • Modest clothing is required: knees and shoulders must be covered at all times; no swimwear; no transparent clothing; no plunging necklines, exposed backs or stomachs
  • For safety reasons, no hats are allowed inside the nave or the museum, except for religious or health-related reasons
  • Itinerary is subject to change in the case of special events at the attraction or big crowds
  • You will need to arrive at the meeting point at least 20 minutes before the tour starts. If you arrive after this, your timed-entry ticket will not be valid
  • Please do not enter the monument barefoot
  •  At the Sagrada Familia it is not permitted to give headsets to children under the age of 12
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 1933 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Service
    4.8/5
  • Organization
    4.7/5

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This was easily the climatic experience for me in Barcelona. La Sagrada Familia is itself a transcendent spiritual experience, with an architectural magnum opus that is as much gospel as it is poetry and geometry in still motion. However, having a guide like Juan Miguel lead this tour and experience was what really set this excursion to music. He effused a passion in his narration that was part reverence for the architect, Gaudí and the magnificent edifice, and part awe for the Majesty to whom the glory belonged. His English was flawless, touched with his Catalan twang, and his movement through the tour was almost orchestral conductor like. Take this tour. Hope you get our guide. You won't forget La Sagrada Familia. How could you? There's nothing like it in the world; a cathedral where every stone, brick, line, curve, contour, sculpture, glass, and color, is itself a story within a story of the Holy Family. You will remember the name Gaudí. But you will also remember Juan Miguel.

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November 21, 2022

With Helena as your guide, you won't lose a crumb of your visit. You will discover all the details and representation that Gaudí wanted to share with us. We realize that really nothing is done at random. Not taking a guide would be a shame. Many thanks to Helena, it was a rich moment!

November 15, 2022

I would say it is a must to visit this place with a guide to get a complete experience of the place. we were lucky to have Victor as our guide who had great knowledge about the place and the history of it . Overall it was a great experience .

November 12, 2022

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