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Which tower is best to visit at the Sagrada Família?

Antoni Gaudí's most ambitious project is still unfinished almost a century after his death. Only 2 of the stunning Sagrada Família's trinity of towers are complete and open to the public─the Nativity façade and Passion façade. Which is most worth the visit?


Gaudí fans will find his influence most striking in the vibrant Nativity tower. The Passion tower is less ornate, possessing a more earnest Gothic charm.


As the names suggest, each tower is religiously symbolic. The joyous Nativity faces the sunrise away from the Passion's starving, skeletal form.


The Passion tower is the taller of the two. Unfortunately the Nativity tower opens too late to catch the sunrise, but its view is more diverse, if less spectacular.


Both towers have elevators to the top, if you don't have the legs for stairs, but be warned - only the Passion tower has an elevator back down again!


The Nativity tower is generally less busy as no groups are allowed up. However, if you really don't like crowds, stay outside and see the building illuminated at night instead!

Sagrada Familia: Our Tips

How to get there?

The simplest way to get to the Sagrada Família is by metro. Hop off at the conveniently named Sagrada Família metro stop!

When to visit?

The Sagrada Família is always crowded, but the queues will be at their shortest in the early morning or late afternoon, when the sunlight's at its most magical anyway!

Buying tickets

If you're not buying tickets in advance, then prepare to queue for hours! They're easily available online and prices differ depending on which parts you want to access and whether or not you want to include an audio guide or tour. Tickets have a 1-hour admission window, but once inside you can stay until closing time.

How much time?

You could easily while away 3 or 4 hours at the Sagrada Família, although you can do it in half that if you have a busy itinerary. Just make sure you book tickets in advance!

Good to Know

  • When to visit
    Open at 9:00AM. Closing times are: November to February 6:00PM, April to September 8:00PM, March and October 7:00PM.
  • What is the price?
    Free to see from the outside, prices for a visit inside start at 15€, with options to add guides or tower visits.
  • Will I need a guide?
    It will definitely help. Guides and audio guides are available for an added cost when you buy your entrance ticket.
  • How to get there
    Take the metro to the Sagrada Familia stop!
  • Additional tips
    • Please remember that this is a basilica, and polite behavior and quiet voices are expected.
    • Bags, backpacks and suitcases will be checked upon entering the basilica. *Visitors under 16 must be accompanied by an adult

What People Are Saying About Sagrada Familia

An enlightening tour by an entertaining guide

The Guide (Miguel) was very informative, charming, funny, and it was a pleasure to be shown around the city centre by him. I must admit, I didn't know that the metro was going to be used to get from A to B in some places, but even that was a pleasant surprise as I had not intended to use the underground when there. Miguel further kept the tour entertaining by showing photos from his file of Gaudi himself, and his works, and there was also a small quiz which I won the prize for of a lolly-pop... it will all become clear on your tour and I won't spoilt it be giving the answer to the question here.
Gaudí Free Walking Tour in Barcelona Reviewed by Peter, 10/25/2016

Wonderful tour with so much information to really appreciate and enjoy

Tour was well organised and the information supplied added to the experience as it explained so much that might be missed on an unguided tour. Fantastic building and the windows are so beautiful. Stunning.
Barcelona: Sagrada Familia Fast Track Access Tour Reviewed by margaret, 10/21/2016

Excelent tour, very informative and fun. Miguel was great!

Tour was very fun, interesting and informative. All Gaudi objects were fantastic.
Gaudí Free Walking Tour in Barcelona Reviewed by Rima, 10/19/2016

Excellent knowledgeable guide managed the group well.

I enjoyed the level of knowledge and detail provided, and the professional yet friendly way the group was managed.

Well worth the money. Tiana's presentation was excellent.

This was only a small surcharge over the value of the ticket and a great investment. Our guide was a treat.

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