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Sagrada Familia

Antoni Gaudí’s fantastical unfinished basilica teems with symbolism and unexpected twists.

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Barcelona: Sagrada Familia Entry Ticket with Audio Guide

1. Barcelona: Sagrada Familia Entry Ticket with Audio Guide

Explore Antoni Gaudi's unfinished masterpiece, the Sagrada Familia, and discover the beautiful basilica at your own pace. Learn about its history with an included audio guide. Find out firsthand why Gaudi's iconic work — its impressive facades and interior — is one of Spain's most visited monuments. Admire a combination of Gothic and Art Nouveau forms in this UNESCO-listed structure that dominates the Barcelona skyline. Gaudi began working on the true symbol of Barcelona in 1882, and the Sagrada Familia remains a work in progress today. Although unfinished, the basilica remains a must-see. 

Barcelona: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour 1 or 2-Day Ticket

2. Barcelona: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour 1 or 2-Day Ticket

Embark on a sightseeing tour of Barcelona with a choice of 2 different routes and 40 stops. See the major sites aboard an open-top double-decker bus, hopping off at key points of interest to you, such as the Gothic Quarter or the Picasso Museum, before jumping back on the bus to continue the route. Sit back and relax on an open-deck double-decker hop-on hop-off bus. See all the major sites of Barcelona, hopping on and off at your leisure. Stop to see the Picasso Museum that boasts one of the largest collections of Picasso’s artwork anywhere in the world. Walk down La Rambla and discover one of the city’s most vibrant areas with countless bars and eateries. Marvel at the many UNESCO World Heritage Sites Barcelona boasts. Especially remarkable is the Sagrada Familia, one of the most iconic works of the famous architect, Antoni Gaudi, which can be seen throughout the city on your tour. The buses come every 20-30 minutes and each route is around 2 hours. The tour stops along the routes are as follows:  Red Line: • Plaça de Catalunya • Casa Batlló - Fundació Antoni Tàpies • Passeig de Gràcia - La Pedrera • Francesc Macià - Diagonal • Estació de Sants • Plaça d’Espanya • Caixa Fòrum - Pavelló Mies van der Rohe • Poble Espanyol • Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya • Anella Olímpica • Fundació Joan Miró • Telefèric de Montjuïc • Miramar - Jardins Costa i Llobera • World Trade Center • Colom - Museu Marítim • Port Vell • Museu d’Història de Catalunya • Port Olímpic • Zoo • Parc de la Ciutadella Blue Line: • Plaça de Catalunya • Casa Batlló - Fundació Antoni Tàpies • Passeig de Gràcia - La Pedrera • Sagrada Família • Sant Pau Recinte Modernista • Park Güell • Tramvia Blau - Tibidabo • Sarrià • Monestir de Pedralbes • Palau Reial - Pavellons Güell • Futbol Club Barcelona - Camp Nou • Diagonal Les Corts • Francesc Macià – Diagonal • Eixample

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

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

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.

Barcelona: Sagrada Familia Guided Tour with Tower Access

4. Barcelona: Sagrada Familia Guided Tour with Tower Access

Take a guided tour of La Sagrada Familia cathedral with an expert guide, and marvel at Barcelona’s most iconic landmark in the soft light of the morning. On this tour you’ll admire the artwork of Gaudi. Striking for its architectural features and art, the Sagrada Familia is legendary. It was the all-consuming obsession of the modernist architect, Antoni Gaudi. His work on the building began in 1882 and remains unfinished. During the tour your guide will point out the contrasting nativity and passion façades. You’ll also learn about the symbolism and representations of the Holy Family as an expression of Christian ideology, constructed in stone. Note the Christian iconography as you hear about the history of the church. See the angled pillars sprouting like a web of tree branches, holding up the roof. Below the ground is the Museu Gaudi, where you’ll find documentation about Gaudi’s life and work. There is also a crypt where masses are held, and a viewing platform above the burial site of the architect.

Barcelona: Fast-Track Sagrada Familia and Towers Guided Tour

5. Barcelona: Fast-Track Sagrada Familia and Towers Guided Tour

Enter the monument and discover the ultimate must-see landmark in Barcelona. Learn about the history and significance of Sagrada Familia from your local guide.  Marvel at the astonishing interior, rich in symbolism and inspired by natural wonders. Walk freely around the nave whilst listening to your guide’s explanations of Gaudí’s masterpiece on your headsets. Take in all the details of the perfect fusion between architecture and spirituality. Tour the outside façades and wonder at the magnificence of details. At the end of your tour, stay inside Sagrada Familia and visit the museum.  Listen as an exhibition of drawings, models and pictures narrates the story of the Basilica. The museum also displays information on Gaudí’s life and career. At the end of the tour, go with your guide to the elevator entrance for you to go up one of the towers by yourself. Admire the panoramic views over Barcelona. 

Barcelona: Sagrada Familia Tour with Optional Tower Access

6. Barcelona: Sagrada Familia Tour with Optional Tower Access

Get up close and personal to all the details of the Sagrada Familia on a guided tour. Skip the long lines on arrival, and then learn everything about Antoni Gaudí's masterpiece from your expert guide. Hear how Gaudí was inspired by different aspects of life, such as nature, to create his unique style of architecture. Enter the unfinished basilica and be inspired by the light that enters through the stained glass windows in a timeless atmosphere. Visit all 5 floors of the cathedral, and get access to the tower (if option selected) to enjoy panoramic views of the amazing streets and monuments of Barcelona.

Fast-Track Access: Sagrada Familia 1.5-Hour Guided Tour

7. Fast-Track Access: Sagrada Familia 1.5-Hour Guided Tour

Barcelona is home to numerous architectural gems created by the Modernist innovator, Antoni Gaudí, and few are more spectacular than the Sagrada Familia–one of the world's most visited buildings. Get fast track entry with pre-arranged admission and enter the astonishing interior of this majestic Roman Catholic church, where a vibrant clash of Gothic and Art Nouveau designs burst across the walls. Each of the 5 aisles in the Latin cross floor-plan are richly adorned with symbolic details, and you can see them all with your skip-the-line ticket. Visit the Sagrada Familia Museum to learn more about the life and career of Antoni Gaudí. Study drawings, plaster models, and pictures illustrating the history and development of the basilica from its inception to the present day. The project was so ambitious that less than a quarter had been built by Gaudí's death, and indeed construction is not due to be finished until the centenary of that date, in 2026!

Barcelona: Skip-the-Line Sagrada Familia & Park Güell Tour

8. Barcelona: Skip-the-Line Sagrada Familia & Park Güell Tour

Discover Barcelona through the eyes of the city’s most famous architect: Antoni Gaudí. Join a guided tour of the Sagrada Familia and Parc Güell, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with skip-the-line tickets. Enter via a large staircase dominated by a dragon of mosaic ceramic tiles. Explore the park and learn about this Catalan style, known as “trencadís,” on a guided tour. Admire the 86 Doric columns arranged like trees. Continue by bus to La Sagrada Familia, Gaudí's unfinished basilica in the Eixample district. Skip the lines and step inside the cathedral. Marvel at its vaults that tower 70 meters above, as well as the rich ornamentations of Gaudi's Latin cross plan. Learn about Gaudi’s use of symbolism, and see original drawings and models that follow the construction of the church in the Sagrada Familia Museum.

Barcelona: Luxury Private Yacht Cruise

9. Barcelona: Luxury Private Yacht Cruise

Set sail for the ocean onboard your luxury yacht on this private sunset cruise. Sail past iconic landmarks like Montjuic Castle, Barceloneta Beach, and the W Hotel. Quench your thirst with a welcome drink and keep warm with blankets provided as the sun sets. After meeting your skipper and listening to a quick safety briefing, your tour begins. Enjoy a welcome drink of cava or white wine and snacks as you set sail from the marina with the largest fleet of luxury private mega yachts in the Mediterranean Sea. During your cruise, sail past attractions such as the Maremagnum Shopping Center, the statue of Cristopher Colombus and the fortress of Montjuic Castle before you exit the port. Once out of the port, watch as the Barcelona coastline shrinks before your eyes. Admire the main features of the city skyline such as the W Hotel, Barceloneta Beach, and the Olympic Towers. You can also enjoy a unique perspective of the Sagrada Familia from the sea before returning to the port.

Barcelona: Sagrada Familia Fast Track Guided Tour

10. Barcelona: Sagrada Familia Fast Track Guided Tour

Make the most of your time in Barcelona with skip-the-line tickets one of the top attractions in the city, the breathtaking Sagrada Familia Cathedral. Explore the details of Gaudí's design on a guided tour.  Meet your guide at a meeting point close which is near the Sagrada Familia which will allow you to see the Cathedral's stunning exterior. Gain comprehensive insights into the history of Gaudi's most famous work.  Learn about the intricate architectural features of the cathedral in the most detailed and enthusiastic way possible. Experience Gaudí’s masterpiece to the fullest and learn about Catalan modernism with its many interpretations and enigmas.

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What people are saying about Sagrada Familia

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4.6 / 5

based on 52,514 reviews

Sagrada Familia was on our list for so long and this ticket got us skip the line option, audio guide which we could listen at out own pace, ticket to museum and to lift (we didn't go because line was to long). This is a magnificent experience and basilica is amazing.

Very good tour, the guide himself was so enthusiastic about the Sagrada Familia that it was an experience to absorb his enthusiasm. The explanations and guidance were also great. Highly recommended.

It was the perfect way to see Barcelona! We would never have been able to see so many parts of the city on our own. This was really fun AND we learned. a lot from our GPS tour guide!

Our guide was fantastic and very knowledgeable as he answered all questions. I highly recommend to take a guided tour.

A must see in Barcelona. Super fast and easy to get in and start walking the tour. Audio guide was very helpful!