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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

mgfchatt

22-May-2017

Our guide was very knowledge about the history and architecture of Sagrada Familia. Having the early access allowed us to move about the church and to see the details and mastery of Gaudi and #39;s vision unimpeded -- it was overwhelming. and #34;Must see and #34; in Barcelona if you love architecture.

Randy H

12-May-2017

Majestic from the outside, absolutely beautiful from the inside. This was an excellent tour.

dleabhard

10-May-2017

Great place to visit especially first thing in the morning.

April M

09-May-2017

This was a great tour, well worth getting up early for! When you see how crowded it gets as the day goes on, you'll be happy you got in a couple minutes early while you could still move. Our guide was Francisco who was obviously extremely knowledgeable about the history of the Sagrada Famalia as well as the meaning behind all the features. Of course he also knew everything about Gaudi and his life. He kept the group together, had everything well organized and timed out perfectly. Take a few pictures but, honestly, pictures can't do this place justice. Spend your time enjoying the sights and then buy a small book in the gift shop for the best pictures. Don't wait until the last minute to book any Sagrada Familia tour, they sell out fast days before.

barbarak

27-Apr-2017

I don't even know how to describe this one. The guide was great, very informative and very patient with the large group. Loved the headsets for hearing the guide's explanations. It was so nice to get in early in the morning before the crowds and also to not have to wait in the long lines. The trip to the tower access was well worth it even with the 350 stairs down but who's counting.

La Vacanza Travel came through again with a great tour option!

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 2624
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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 4115
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Picture Gallery

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

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