• Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

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Be the first to step inside La Sagrada Familia just before the crowds arrive on this 2.5-hour tour in Barcelona. This tour allows you inside the unfinished church 10 minutes before it is open to the general public. Learn from your guide about the famous Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí. Stroll among the columns as large as trees, admire the lavish decoration, and view the colorful stained glass windows that make this structure a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Upgrade to include access to the tower for views over Barcelona.

Highlights

  • Early access gets you unobstructed views of the exterior and interior
  • A trip up to the Tower of Passion can be added as an upgrade; a perk not available with general admission
  • After the 1-hour tour, you can stay and admire the cathedral and grounds as long as you want

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What You Can Expect

Early Access to Sagrada Familia with Optional Tower Access

Enjoy early access to the spectacular La Sagrada Familia

Make your way to La Sagrada Familia, one of Barcelona's best-known landmarks, to meet your guide and tour group. Get there just before 9am, when the popular site is open to the general public. Avoid long lines and be one of the first groups allowed inside.

Before entry, marvel at the ornate exterior of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, featuring sharp, soaring spires and incredible architectural detail.

Follow your guide inside for a tour of Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí's masterwork. Look up for dizzying views of 230-foot (70-meter) vaults, colorful stained glass windows and soaring ceilings. Walk down the five aisles in the shape of a Latin cross while listening to your guide's commentary about Gaudí's architectural philosophy and inspiration. Learn about the reason for the church's unfinished state; construction begun in 1882 and was only a quarter complete when it halted in 1926. 

Opt to upgrade your experience with exclusive, 30-minute access to the Tower on the Passion façade, where you will have a panoramic views of the city from a height of 215 feet (65 meters). Please note that access to the tower requires a climb of roughly 400 steps.

Following your tour, you are free to explore the site further on your own.

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Customer Reviews

italy

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

Fantastic....Buy the tower access!!!

Karen G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

Easy meeting place in front of Sagrada Familia. We were set up with headphones. The guide was exceptional and this is a must see in Barcelona. We took the optional tower elevator which wasnt a big deal. There is no elevator down and had to cautiously walk down a dark, long circular, very narrow and old staircase.

Kathleen S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

Sagrada Familia was amazing, and our tour guide helped us to understand the thought process behind and history of this amazing building.

EC DRAW

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

Took this tour last week. Our Guide was Jordi, He was very knowledgeable. Awesome tour. Learned a lot about Gaudi and Bacelona. Thank you very much...

Michael B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

Really awesome to see this and I highly recommend doing so with a tour guide. Our guide was really good and provided a lot of insight.

DME S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

Our guide was friendly and informative and it was great to learn about Gaudi and the Sagrada Familia. The light coming through the stained glass windows inside the Sagrada Familia is beautiful, as is the interior. We also went up the towers, which is well worth doing, not only for the views from the top but also for the journey down the stairs afterwards. Great to do the early access morning tour before it gets too crowded. Would recommend doing this tour.

Anne G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

Our Guide Georges was excellent and although you don't get access before the cathedral opens which it infers going early is definitely worth getting up for

ebbs97

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Very interesting tour, definitely a must visit site along with the Camp Nou.... both cathedral’s with a special place in the hearts of Catalans

Anna United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

This is the main site to visit in Barcelona and really the only option to see Sagrada before it's too crowded is skip the line. Summer time I would highly suggest the early access and skip the line. We had a great tour guide as well.

jjwalden2

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

wonderful tour. So interesting and our guide was very knowledgeable. Going up the tower got us close to the spires and seemed to bring all the components together. Highly recommend this tour

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