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Early Access to Sagrada Familia with Tower Access

Duration: 2 hours
Destination: Spain, Catalonia, Barcelona
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Overview

Be one of the first visitors inside La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona on this 2 hour tour. Head inside the famously unfinished church by late, great Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí, and marvel at its design right as the structure first opens. Check out the tree-like columns, rich decoration and stained glass windows; admire the religious symbolism of the facades; and learn about the history of this UNESCO World Heritage Site from your guide. Upgrade your ticket to include access to the tower.

Highlights

  • Informative, friendly and professional guide


What You Can Expect

Admire the incredible exterior with its soaring spires, and head straight inside for a guided tour of the UNESCO-listed Roman Catholic church, considered the master work of Antoni Gaudí. As one of the first visitors of the day, experience the full force of Gaudí's artistic genius and listen as your guide recounts the architect's vision for the church.

Gaze upward and soak up sights of the towering columns, stained glass windows and rich ornamentation. View the five aisles — designed like a Latin cross — and learn how Gaudí drew inspiration from nature, eschewing straight lines in favor of curves and jagged edges. Hear, too, how construction of the church began in 1882 and was only a quarter complete when Gaudí died in a road accident in 1926.

Check out the vaults that reach some 230 feet (70 meters) high, and, as you walk around, learn about the rich Christian symbolism of the decoration, facades and planned spires.

Having explored the church, enjoy some time to roam the area at your own leisure. To upgrade your experience, opt for a 30-minute visit (self-guided) to the top of church's tower, where you can look out on sweeping views over Barcelona. Please note that the trip to the top includes a climb of roughly 400 steps.

Cancellation Policy

Package is cancellable prior to three days from the commencement of the service.


Inclusions

  • Entrance Fee to Sagrada Familia Cathedral
  • Local English only speaking Guide
  • Tickets to the Tower on the Passion Facade (if option selected)

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pick-up and Hotel drop-off

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise: there are around 400 stairs to go up to the tower
  • The access to the tower subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Minimum age is 6 years to the tower access
  • Please note the towers will remain closed by rain or wind.

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Departure Point

OUTSIDE Sagrada Familia’s “BOTIGA TIENDA SHOP”. Centrally located meeting point in Barcelona.

Departure Time

8:50am

Please note that is mandatory to be 15 minutes before the departure time at the meeting point for the check in.

Duration

2 hours

Return Details

Sagrada Familia

Tour Options

Early Access + Tower English

Code: EXCSAGRADATOWEREN

Early Access Sagrada Familia in English with access to the Tower on the Passion facade 8:50 AM
Early Access in English

Code: EXCSAGRADAEN

Early Access Sagrada Familia in English. Please note:you cannot buy the towers on site 8:50 AM

User's Reviews

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ebbs97

Very interesting tour, definitely a must visit site along with the Camp Nou.... both cathedral’s with a special place in the hearts of Catalans

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Anna

This is the main site to visit in Barcelona and really the only option to see Sagrada before it's too crowded is skip the line. Summer time I would highly suggest the early access and skip the line. We had a great tour guide as well.

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jjwalden2

wonderful tour. So interesting and our guide was very knowledgeable. Going up the tower got us close to the spires and seemed to bring all the components together. Highly recommend this tour

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sfmt15

Our tour guide was amazing. He knew so much about the site that we could never have learned on our own. The only down side was that we did not get early access and stood outside in very cold, windy weather for approximately 20 minutes longer than had we been granted the early access. Would I do it again? Absolutely!

Image - 27 Feb 2018 -

drtsangyy

Our guide knowledge, advised to add optional tower access, good for pictures.

User's Picture Gallery

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Another view of the interior.

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Elevator to the top of the Passion Tower.

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A large pipe organ with a figure of a crucified Jesus Christ above it.

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The pews in the Sagrada Familia.

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East side stained glass windows which are bluish in colour.

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Stained glass windows on the west side are reddish in colour.

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Exterior of the Sagrada Familia.

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The crucifix, suspended over the altar.

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The crucifix, suspended over the altar.

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The sun passing through the elaborate stain glass windows

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A view as you enter La Sagrada.

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Just one of many amazing photos of La Sagrada Familia

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Our guide, Francisco.

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Stunning interior light

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