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Barcelona: Sagrada Familia Fast-Track Access Ticket

1. Barcelona: Sagrada Familia Fast-Track Access Ticket

Explore Antoni Gaudi's unfinished masterpiece, the Sagrada Familia. Skip the long lines with fast-track entry 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: One or Two Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

2. Barcelona: One or Two Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

See the best of Barcelona on a double-decker hop-on hop-off bus tour. Get access to two routes with one ticket for a complete sightseeing experience. Take a complimentary map to help you decide where you want to go and enjoy audio commentary. In addition to the open top, the buses also have an electric roof on top for use in the event of rain. The buses are adapted for people with limited mobility and are fitted with anatomical seats and heating on both decks. They also have an attendant aboard to help you with anything you may need. East Route • Plaça de Catalunya • Port Vell • Museu d'Història de Catalunya • La Barceloneta • Port Olímpic • Poble Nou - Zoo • Teatre Nacional - Auditori. • Glories- Torre Agbar • Sagrada Familia Cathedral • Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau • Park Güell • Tibidabo • La Pedrera • Casa Batlló West Route • Plaça Catalunya • Arc de Triomf • El Born- Ciutadella-zoo • Passeig Colom • World Trade Center • Jardins de Miramar • Fundació Joan Miró • Anella Olímpica • MNAC Museo Nacional de Catalunya • Poble Espanyol • Caixa Fòrum-Pavelló Mies Van Der Rohe • Plaça d'Espanya • Estació de Sants • Camp Nou (F.C. Barcelona) • Plaça Pius XII-Palau Reial- Pavellons Guell-Monestir de Pedralbes • L'illa diagonal • Avinguda Diagonal • La Pedrera • Casa Batlló • Plaça Catalunya

Barcelona: 2-Hour Sailing Experience with Refreshments

3. Barcelona: 2-Hour Sailing Experience with Refreshments

As you sail out of the inner marina, you can admire some of the most luxurious, private mega yachts of the Mediterranean sea moored at One Ocean Marina at Port Vell. Then pass by the famous shopping Center Maremagnum built on the dock, see the famous statue of Christopher Columbus, and marvel at the unique World Trade Center building before your ship sets course for the northern mouth of the port of Barcelona. Just before the northern entry of the Port of Barcelona you'll pass under the largest drawbridge in Spain that gives access to one of the most important commercial ports of the Mediterranean Sea. Once you're out of the harbor, the sails are hoisted and you'll sail along the coast of Barcelona, to enjoy the incredible views of the city. You'll be able to see landmarks such as the Modern W Hotel, the beach of the Barceloneta, the Castle of Montjuic, the Olympic Towers, and Sagrada Familia all from a whole new angle. In the background, the Tibidabo mountain frame the city. Enjoy the he sensation of being out on the open sea and feel the salty breeze while savoring some delicious local specialties and a good Spanish wine or Catalan Cava.

Barcelona: E-Bike Tour, Cable Car Ticket & Sailing Trip

4. Barcelona: E-Bike Tour, Cable Car Ticket & Sailing Trip

Explore the historical center of Barcelona by cool electric bike, a cruise by Goleta boat from the Old Port, before boarding the cable car to Montjuic for electrifying city and coast views. Ride to the Sagrada Familia to see Gaudi’s unfinished masterpiece, and the Passeig de Gracia, where some of the best modernista buildings of Gaudi and his contemporaries are found, such as the Pedrera, Casa Batlló, Casa Lleó Morera, and Casa Ametller. At Port Vell, board the Goleta boat and sail along the old port and the coast. Enjoying wonderful views of the city from the sea. At Port Vell, hop on the cable car and glide to Montjuïc mountain, riding at a height of up to 330 feet (100 meters) above the port.

Barcelona: Go City Explorer Pass - Choose 2 to 7 Attractions

5. Barcelona: Go City Explorer Pass - Choose 2 to 7 Attractions

Visit 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 top attractions of your choice and save up to 35% compared to buying individual tickets with a Barcelona city pass. Simply show a digital or printed copy of your pass for entry. Valid for 60 days from its first use, your pass gives you plenty of time to enjoy your vacation. Go on a tour of Sagrada Familia, visit Gaudí's La Pedrera, make your way around town with a 1-day hop-on hop-off bus tour including 45 stops, take in the panoramic sights from Montjuïc cable car, explore the home of FC Barcelona, or relax on a Las Golondrinas boat cruise. With the Barcelona Explorer Pass you can choose any 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 attractions, museums, or tours from the following: Popular attractions • Parc Güell Guided Tour • Sagrada Familia Guided Tour • Casa Batlló • La Pedrera • Las Golondrinas Boat Cruise • Barcelona Bus Turistíc (Hop-On Hop-Off) • FC Barcelona - Camp Nou Stadium Tour • Picasso Museum Guided Tour • Poble Espanyol de Barcelona • Barcelona Montjuïc Cable Car Tours & experiences • Barcelona Bike Tour • Montserrat On Your Own with Bus Transfer Included • Tapas Tasting and Gothic Quarter Tour • Gaudí and Modernism Walking Tour • Best of Barcelona Architecture Walking Tour • Old Town and Gothic Quarter Walking Tour • Raval Walking Tour: Barcelona's Gritty Past • Barcelona Ancient Markets Walking Tour • Gaudi Experience 4D • Estrella Damm Brewery • Escape Hunt Barcelona Places of interest • L'Aquàrium de Barcelona • Barcelona Zoo • Vicens House Gaudí • MACBA - Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art • MEAM - Museu Europeu d'Art Modern • Fundació MAPFRE • CosmoCaixa Barcelona • Moco Museum • Museu de la Música • Egyptian Museum of Barcelona • Sant Pau Modernist Center • Big Fun Museum and Museum of Illusions - combined entry • Casa Amatller • Olympic and Sports Museum • Gaudi's Crypt at Colonia Güell • History Museum of Catalunya • Catalunya en Miniatura • Illa Fantasia Water Park (seasonal - open in summer) Attractions and tours are subject to change. Please check the digital guide included on your confirmation voucher before you go for the full list of inclusions, opening times, and reservation instructions, where applicable.

Barcelona: Exclusive Sagrada Familia Private Guided Tour

6. Barcelona: Exclusive Sagrada Familia Private Guided Tour

Join one of the most friendly, interesting, and knowledgeable private guided tours of Sagrada Familia. The guided tour guarantees skip-the-line access to this unique attraction, as well as a personal, local, and passionate expert. Your guide will take you through the architecture and its history in a detailed and enthusiastic manner. Experience Gaudí’s masterpiece to the fullest and thoroughly discover Catalan modernism with its many interpretations and enigmas. At the end of the tour, enjoy a reserved table on a terrace a few meters from the temple and take in the most emblematic views of the Sagrada Familia while sipping on a typical Catalan drink, cava.

Barcelona: Fast Track Guided Tour of Sagrada Familia

7. Barcelona: Fast Track Guided Tour of Sagrada Familia

Visit the Sagrada Familia, a jewel of Gaudí’s architecture, a symbol of Barcelona, and an icon of the city's skyline. Accompanied by a guide, head straight inside to get a glimpse into the history of this UNESCO World Heritage-listed cathedral. Once inside with your skip-the-line tickets, marvel at the opulent ceilings and stained-glass windows. Listen closely as your guide sheds light on the structure's charismatic creator, Antonio Gaudí. Visit La Sagrada Familia Museum and witness a variety of artifacts like design sketches and original plaster models. See exhibits on the building's history, tracing its development since the 19th century. As you soak in the magnificent interior, see the light enter through the coloured windows and convert the space into a mystical environment in the afternoon. After bidding farewell to your guide, feel free to continue browsing at your own pace.

Gaudi Tour: Sagrada Família, Park Güell, and Casa Batlló

8. Gaudi Tour: Sagrada Família, Park Güell, and Casa Batlló

The name Gaudí is almost synonymous with Barcelona. The city’s favorite architect has come to embody the style of a city deeply rooted in its natural surroundings. This is Barcelona at its vibrant, playful best. On this, the most complete tour available of Gaudí’s work, you will visit three of his residential works, including one unknown to most visitors; skip long lines to wander around the beautiful Park Guell; and, of course, embark on a thorough exploration of Gaudí’s greatest work and final resting place, La Sagrada Família. Your tour starts with first entrance to Casa Batlló, arguably Gaudí’s most impressive residential property (and certainly his most-visited). Entering ahead of the morning crowds, you’ll discover some of the genius solutions Gaudí employed to solve architectural problems throughout the house, dispersing light and air throughout its many levels. A sure highlight is the roof, designed to resemble the scales of a dragon – the great emblem of Barcelona. Somewhere in the middle is Park Guell. Part fanciful explosion of color, part thoughtful study of organic forms, it is a perfect reflection of the natural world. Since this became a ticketed site a few years ago, entrance lines have become extremely long – so it’s a good thing you have skip-the-line access. Your tour ends, as Gaudí himself did – in the La Sagrada Família. It can be hard to know where to look on your first visit to La Sagrada Família, so it’s lucky you have a Gaudí expert on hand to guide your experience. You’ll spend a full hour exploring the church itself. Due to the popularity of Gaudí and his works, there are long lines outside all three of the sites you will enter (Casa Batlló, Park Guell and La Sagrada Família), but with pre-reserved entrance to each, you will sail straight inside. Meanwhile a private transport between sites means you’ll cover more ground than would be possible even in a whole day on your own. Give Gaudí the time he deserves on this complete tour of his finest works.

Barcelona: Sagrada Familia Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

9. Barcelona: Sagrada Familia Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

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.

Barcelona 3-Hour Segway Tour with Sagrada Familia

10. Barcelona 3-Hour Segway Tour with Sagrada Familia

Start your Segway tour of Barcelona in the historic Barri Gotic near La Rambla and get a short training session on how to use your personal transporter. Then, head for the beach and experience the lively atmosphere of the seaside promenade. Head to the stunning basilica of La Sagrada Familia, considered the masterpiece of the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí. Return through the green oasis of Parc de la Ciutadella, where the fountain opposite the lake was created by Gaudí when he was still an unknown student. Pass sculptures and other interesting monuments in the park to get a closer look at their decorative features.

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What people are saying about Sagrada Familia

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Wonderful experience, highly recommended. Knowledgeable friendly and observant tour guide Jules made this a special day for us.

Sagrada familia is definitely best thing I've seen so far...and best way to enjoy it is with this guided tour.

Absolutely stunning and the audio guide provided brought everything to life. A truly wonderful experience

Christopher was an awesome guide. Learned a lot of history on Barcelano and the bike ride was fun!

Very informative guide. You should not visit Sagrada Familia without a guide