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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

Brian T

20-Nov-2017

What an extraordinary place. Seeing this facility made the day. Inside is bright and clean even though much work is being done around you. The tour guide was most helpful and informative and did not rush us. It was well worth the money we paid.
As a side benefit I can now say that I have seen a structure that takes longer to build than anything in our closest city.

Daniel K

11-Nov-2017

Very nice. We went in really fast and had a great guide talking about all details. Felt sorry cuz I didn't go up in the tower.

Alesscia H

10-Nov-2017

Awesome!!

Jfmc1231

04-Nov-2017

I wish I could give this tour 10 stars! Taking it was the smartest decision we made. We were first up into the tower, so we had time to enjoy the view and take fabulous pictures. Our guide was amazing--we learned so much about the Sagrada and Gaudi and got photos not cluttered with crowds of people.

William B

06-Nov-2017

The Sagrada Familia was everything wonderful that we had heard about It and more! Early access was the way to go, too, since the lines for regular tickets were very long already when we went in. Our guide, Jordi, was excellent. He was knowledgeable and passionate about the cathedral and Gaudi. Im an artist who read up on the Sagrada Familia but we would have missed much of the history and richness of It without such a skillful guide.

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
      • 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

        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 2635
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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 4133
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