• Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 48.00 View price calendar

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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.


  • Get in 10 minutes before general admission
  • 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


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Wonderful tour and guide. An absolute must


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

La Sagrada Familia is not to be missed! This church was breathtaking! Our tour guide was fantastic and we learned so much about Gaudí.

Bill S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

The information that was provided made this experience worth 10x what we paid. I felt bad for everyone that was touring the site without a tour guide.

Tariq M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

I was impressed with the spiral staircase and the history of building the church


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Gets you in, gets you through it. You can't visit Barcelona for the first time without seeing La Sagrada Familia. The tour is highly recommended even for those who don't love Gaudi but are traveling with others who do. We paid for optional tower access but our guide told us it wasn't available that day and we would get a refund. It took awhile but Viator did refund part of our purchase price.

Ulrike N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Just do it. Yes, you could try for a self guided tour, and it would not disappoint. Yet the mix of early access into the cathedral for awesome photos without tons of people already, as well as early access to the relatively small capacity elevators for the tower visit before long lines form, coupled with special insights, and delightful anecdotes make this an unforgettable experience. Just do it. You can thank me later.

Jake P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Outstanding! Guide was very friendly and informative. Amazing place and we were able learn much more by taking this tour. Highly recommend.

nick n

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

The guide for this tour was very knowledgeable and personable. The group only had 6 people in it, so it was easy to hear and see. Rain cancelled the tower tour which was no fault of viator.

Tom R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Excellent guide who brought the pace to life getting you to understand the history and the objectives of the build. Well worth the visit.

LiezlAnn D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Perfect way to experience the Sagrada Familia. A must!!!

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