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Overview

Be among the first inside La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona on this 2.5-hour Viator Exclusive 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

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  • 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 with fewer crowds, 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.

Customer Reviews

Susan W

10-Jan-2017

Excellent. The guide was extremely knowledgeable about Sagrada Familia. The tour was unhurried, she took time to clearly explain each stage. Would definitely recommend this tour.

Phyllis G

10-Jan-2017

La Sagrada Familia is not the type of attraction that should be visited without being accompanied by someone who can explain the numerous details added by the architects and artists. Every corner contains items deliberately placed. We were fortunate to be able to schedule a tour on short notice and even more fortunate to have a very knowledgeable guide, David. We were able to get so much out of the 2.75 hour tour and would have gladly paid more for the experience. We are glad we found La Vacanza Travel and will consider using them again in the future.

Luis H

23-Dec-2016

Just a bit of disorganization at the entrance, some confusion with who was who and for what tour... a bit of a misunderstanding but after that was over the tour went smooth. Recommended.

Jonathan P

21-Dec-2016

A fun, thorough and entertaining tour. Felipe was stellar!

email4marcia

16-Dec-2016

We had a wonderful guide who was well informed about the history of Gaudi and Sadrada Familia. We were glad they had the headphones as it gets very crowded so we had no problem hearing everything he was saying. The Optional Tower Access gave us a view of outside work being done - a lot of fun!!!

Details


Inclusions

  • Entrance fee to the Cathedral
  • Local 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

      • Voucher info

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

        Departure Point

        Centrally located meeting point in Barcelona

        Departure Time

        8:50am

        Duration

        2 hours 30 minutes

        Return Details

        Sagrada Familia


Tour Options

Early Access in English

Code: EXCSAGRADAEN

Early Access Sagrada Familia in English. Please note:you cannot buy the towers on site 8:50 AM
Starting From 41.0
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Early Access + Tower English

Code: EXCSAGRADATOWEREN

Early Access Sagrada Familia in English with access to the Tower on the Passion facade 8:50 AM
Starting From 64.30
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Picture Gallery

  • Sagrada Familia
  • Colours
  • Look up
  • The roof
  • Sagrada Familia
  • The Group at Sagrada Familia

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