Sail past long lines of tourists trying to gain entry to Gaudi’s La Sagrada Familia with this priority access tour of the modernist masterpiece. Accompanied by a guide, head straight inside to get fascinating insight into the history of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed cathedral. Admire the opulent ceilings and stained-glass windows while learning about the building’s charismatic creator. Visit the museum to see exhibits on the cathedral’s history and observe original plaster models and design sketches.
Skip-the-line tour of La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona
Enjoy fast-track entry to the stunning Barcelona monument with a prebooked ticket
Explore the UNESCO-listed cathedral with a guide and learn all about Gaudi
Visit La Sagrada Familia Museum to see a variety of artifacts such as design sketches and plaster models
Choose from several different start times to suit your vacation schedule
Why Travelers Choose This Tour
A guided tour, priority entry, and choice of departure times: this ticks three key boxes for a Sagrada visit.
Select a start time to suit your schedule and then greet your guide in a centrally-located meeting point in Barcelona. Glide past long lines of tourists at the entrance hall of La Sagrada Familia and avoid a wait of often up to two hours. Embark on your tour of the architectural masterpiece and hear intriguing anecdotes surrounding the construction of the famously unfinished cathedral. Gaze at the distinctive features of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed cathedral as you explore every crevice with your guide. Walk beneath vaults suspended 230 feet (70 meters) above ground and appreciate the opulent ornamentation of the interior. After sufficient admiration, visit La Sagrada Familia Museum to see plaster models, drawings and pictures that articulate the development of the cathedral since the 19th century. Discover the cathedral’s projected completion date and bid farewell to your guide in the museum. Feel free to continue browsing at your own pace after parting ways with your guide.
Our tour guide was really knowledgeable and well-spoken. He gave a great introduction and overview of the cathedral. The tour was the right length I think. The only room for improvement was the size of the group - it was very big - probably 20 people. That's a lot to maneuver in this crowded spot.
Having booked en route to Barcelona, we had no way of printing our tickets and not having Facebook we were not able to download app, so when we arrived at the church, we did not know hwere to go for tickets. Luckily we arrived in plenty of time and were directed to Julia Travel by one of the security guards. The office, once we got there, was quite small and crowded with only one toilet to serve at least forty people. Although the tour guide was very personable and relatively fluent, she spoke far too quickly. Also, she lost some of her followers, including us, because she did not carry a marker flag. The tour itself was only an hour long, while the waiting at Julia’s and onsite took at least another hour. We enjoyed her enthusiasm but not her lack of organization.
My husband and I are bilingual, so we decided to take the tour in Spanish. Our female tour guide was excellent. She patiently explained fascinating details about the construction of the church and about a school at the site that Gaudi built for the workers’ children. (Just a reminder that even with “fast entry” it takes about 15-25 minutes to go through the metal detector before entering the facility.)
Everything was as advertised. The guide was both informative and funny. I wouldn’t hesitate to to recommend this tour to those that want to keep stress low and enjoyment high. One note...we had a 9am tour and it was considerably less busy than even two hours later.
Our tour guide was Josep, and the trip started at 4PM. It appeared to my wife and I that Josep was tired or disinterested.
He did not communicate frequent to tell us what we were going to do. The Sagrada Familia is a sight to behold, specially inside the cathedral. Just wished it was with a different guide.
When we signed up we were under the impression the tour was limited to 6 people. There were 25. The tour guide was not good. He kept saying “you can learn more when you tour sol later”. He rushed ahead of the group and was hard to locate in the crowd. They said it was a 90 minute tour. This included the group waiting 10 mins for him to buy tickets and 15 mins to get through security. Actual tour time was 45 mins. Better off with self directed.