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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

Diane D

20-Jul-2017

This was a great tour. Our guide was very knowledgable and I learned much about the Sagrada Familia. Going up the tower was interesting as well and had great views of Barcelona. I highly recommend the tour.

sbutt9424

18-Jul-2017

Terrific. Knowledgeable guide. Would highly recommend!

Charles D

17-Jul-2017

This is a fabulous monument and a continued work in progress that is of great architectural and cultural significance. A newer cathedral that has much history despite being a relatively recent project. An awesome creation. The tour was enjoyable and the guide explained much of what was visited. It wa fun to go to the roof top as well.

madaraaz

16-Jul-2017

This was a great morning tour with early guided access into the Sagrada Familia, which was a good thing as there were hundreds of
people lined up at the main gate. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and provided commentry on the vision of Gaudi and the
many aspects of the inside and outside works of art. Without the tour we would have had no idea of how this amazing structure was conceived by Gaudi and the many challenges in building it to his specifications with such amazing detail. This is definitely a must see while in Barcelona.

yvon

15-Jul-2017

Very organized and very informative great tour especially if you do it in the morning less people

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 2619
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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 4107
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Picture Gallery

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

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