Guided tour

Barcelona: Sagrada Família Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

4.5 / 5

77 reviews

Activity provider: Walks

Barcelona: Sagrada Família Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Activity provider: Walks

From US$ 55.68 per person

Save time and skip the long lines to the Sagrada Família to explore Gaudí's unfinished masterpiece with an expert guide. Marvel at different features of the basilica from the outside and inside.

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Duration 75 minutes
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English
Audio guide included
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Skip the long lines to the Sagrada Família
  • Explore Gaudí's unfinished masterpiece from the outside and inside
  • Get a better appreciation of Gaudí's innovative architectural styles
  • View the Basilica's iconic facades and impressive nave
Full description

Enter the magnificent Sagrada Família via the Nativity Façade, the only one that Antoni Gaudí finished in his lifetime. Compare the different faces of the cathedral, and learn what parts remain unfinished almost 130 years after work started under the architect Francisco de Paula del Villar in 1882. Hear how Gaudí’s plans have been interpreted since his death and learn about the controversies surrounding these interpretations. Move between the columns designed like trees that form the canopy of the ceiling. Explore how Gaudí developed his style from different religious, natural, and Catalonian influences. Get a better appreciation for his innovative use of light as you bask in the glow of the stained-glass windows that flood the interior with an other-worldly light. Look at some of the highlights of the museum, and see the crypt where Gaudí was buried following his death in 1926.

Includes
  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket to the Sagrada Família
  • Guide
  • Headsets
  • Small group tour of no more than 20 people
  • Access to the tower
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Date

Meeting point

Meet your guide at "Gaudi's Avenue" (Av. de Gaudi­ 2), next to La Sagrada Familia. As you face the Nativity facade of the Sagrada Familia, to your extreme right you will see a large old-fashioned lamp post on the intersection between Burger King and KFC. In front of this lamp post, you will meet your guide holding a WALKS sign. The metro stop is "Sagrada Familia", on lines L2 (purple) and L5 (blue). Please be aware that there are multiple metro exits.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Baby strollers
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Wear suitable clothes to visit the basilica. Men and women are asked to wear clothing that covers their shoulders and knees. The local operator cannot be held responsible for denied entry due to improper dress.
  • The tours comply with all local government regulations. Please refer to Barcelona's government guidelines for the most up-to-date information.
  • There will be a security bag check before entering the site.
  • This is the most affordable, easiest, and most accessible way to see the Sagrada Família, and perfect for anyone who doesn’t have a lot of time in Barcelona but wants to do justice to its most impressive attraction.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 77 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Service
    4.6/5
  • Organization
    4.3/5

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Guide had a good knowledge and a humerous&informative way of speaking.

As crowdy as it was, it was a bit hard to find the correct starting point. Several similar guiding companies gathered at same corner. Could be clearer.. Anyhow, the guide was friendly, humerouse and very informative. She were able to show historic pictures enabling a better understanding of the building process. Although very much people around, she was able to show us all the high-lights during the walk. Great tour!

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June 26, 2019

Thoroughly enjoyed our tour today. Cristina was so lovely and friendly to us all, she was extremely knowledgeable & the tour was interesting, informative and definitely well worth it. I’m so glad we did this tour rather than go without a guide as there is too much valuable information we would have missed out on. Thanks Cristina :)

May 4, 2019

Worth it to have a guide!

Laia was our guide. She had so much knowledge about the history of this architectural masterpiece. We were so happy to spend time with her on the tour, and then as much time as we wanted afterwards to appreciate the beauty. I am so happy that I got to go to this while in Barcelona.

October 15, 2018

Product ID: 137471