Guided tour

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

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

From US$ 61.13 per person

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
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 1.5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French
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
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Covid-19 Update

Due to health and safety regulations, this itinerary may change. See Know before you go for the latest updates.

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, you will hear all about the Nativity Façade. This was the first completed section of the Basilica and the one that Gaudí personally worked on the most in his lifetime. Try to decode the many symbols that Gaudí left for the viewer to decipher. 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, such as 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
  • We’re enforcing extra health and safety measures for GetYourGuide Originals
  • 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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Meeting point

• Meet your guide on the corner of Carrer de la Marina and Carrer de Mallorca 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

  • Due to ongoing COVID-19 virus preventative measures, the School and Museum are currently closed until further notice
  •  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 647 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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We first used GYG in Rome two years ago and the GYG app has been on my phone since. Only natural therefore to look up tours and tickets when we booked a Barcelona holiday this time. Again, GYG offered a fantastic selection and variety and we chose the guided tour of the Sagrada Familia with skip-the-line tickets. As with previous experiences, our guide was waiting for us at the meeting point. The tour started on time and the wait at the entrance was minimal due to security checks. We were given headsets and radios which made it easy to hear all the information without having to be in view of our guide the whole time. At the end of the tour we stayed behind to spend more time admiring the play of light inside. We had booked an afternoon tour especially to see the windows on the western side (yellows to reds) at their best and it was spectacular. If your favourite colours are blues, visit in the morning.

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November 1, 2021

Well run tour, our guide Juan Miguel was very knowledgeable and passionate about Sagrada Familia and explained everything very well, also easy to understand when speaking English. You get a lot more from a guided tour, is more interactive, we loved it and made us wanting to discover more about Gaudi. The group was max 18 people and the headphones worked really well as you didn’t need to stand right next to the guide to hear and you could wander about. In conclusion a recommended tour for Sagrada Familia, is worth to pay more for the guided tour as you get much more information

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October 29, 2021

Juan Miguel was an excellent tour guide! He explained the various sculptures around the facade of La Sagrada Familia. He was knowledgeable and friendly. I like the fact that he had a microphone and a radio so the audio is directly to our ears, versus other tours where there's none and you can barely hear the tour guide. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

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October 29, 2021

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