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Which Tower Is Best to Visit at the Sagrada Família?

Antoni Gaudí's most ambitious project is still unfinished almost a century after his death. Only 2 of the stunning Sagrada Família's trinity of towers are complete and open to the public ─ the Nativity façade and Passion façade. Which is most worth the visit?

Architecture

Architecture

Gaudí fans will find his influence most striking in the vibrant Nativity tower. The Passion tower is less ornate, possessing a more earnest Gothic charm.

Religion

Religion

As the names suggest, each tower is religiously symbolic. The joyous Nativity faces the sunrise away from the Passion's starving, skeletal form.

View

View

The Passion tower is the taller of the two. Unfortunately the Nativity tower opens too late to catch the sunrise, but its view is more diverse, if less spectacular.

Access

Access

Both towers have elevators to the top, if you don't have the legs for stairs, but be warned - only the Passion tower has an elevator back down again!

Crowds

Crowds

The Nativity tower is generally less busy as no groups are allowed up. However, if you really don't like crowds, stay outside and see the building illuminated at night instead!

Our insider tips

How to Get There?

The simplest way to get to the Sagrada Família is by metro. Hop off at the conveniently named Sagrada Família metro stop!

When to Visit?

The Sagrada Família is always crowded, but the queues will be at their shortest in the early morning or late afternoon, when the sunlight's at its most magical anyway!

Buying Tickets

If you're not buying tickets in advance, then prepare to queue for hours! They're easily available online and prices differ depending on which parts you want to access and whether or not you want to include an audio guide or tour. Tickets have a 1-hour admission window, but once inside you can stay until closing time.

How Much Time?

You could easily while away 3 or 4 hours at the Sagrada Família, although you can do it in half that if you have a busy itinerary. Just make sure you book tickets in advance!

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    Open at 9:00 AM. Closing times are: November to February 6:00 PM, April to September 8:00 PM, March and October 7:00 PM.
  • Is it expensive?
    Free to see from the outside, prices for a visit inside start at €15, with options to add guides or tower visits.
  • Will I need a guide?
    It will definitely help. Guides and audio guides are available for an added cost when you buy your entrance ticket.
  • How to get there
    Take the metro to the Sagrada Familia stop!
  • Additional information

    • Please remember that this is a basilica, and polite behavior and quiet voices are expected.

    • Bags, backpacks and suitcases will be checked upon entering the basilica.
      *Visitors under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

What people are saying about Sagrada Familia

Informative, pleasant, delightful - highly recommended

The tour group was small - 5 total people - and we were delighted with the information and background provided by our guide. The time of day (1:00) was superb for seeing the cathedral lit up inside by light through the stained glass windows. The tour is relatively short (about 75-90 minutes) but all of our questions were answered and we saw several different aspects of the church. We remained afterwards to look through the museum and visit a gift shop.

Sagrada Familia Skip-the-Line Guided Tour Reviewed by Karl, 22/01/2019

Would be good to see more pictures/information how it was built.

I was surprised and outraged when have seen the elements made from rainforced concrete at eastern part of the building. I suppose Antonio Gaudi did not use such materials and technology. Or, it should be public information on that. I dont like churches constructed from rainforced concrete and other modern materials. There should be public control and openess. Another issue - prices for entry all Gaudi heritage are quite high and even not justified (compare prices for Casa Batllo and Sagrada Familia and volume of value to see and walk) and substantial part of income goes for completing the construction of Sagrada Familia. But where is the transpared financial information how this revenue is spent ? I am not against 25 euro for Sagrada Familia but 22 euro for Casa Batllo looks inadequate (comparatively). Barcelona is exploiting the heritage of Gaudi name sometimes not ethical.

Fast-Track Sagrada Familia Entrance Ticket Reviewed by Serghii, 18/01/2019

Great guide! I will recommend Visit Europa Today to friends.

The Guide assigned to us is really very nice. She explained to us every detail that we want to know about the Sagrada Familia Church, Also, the other staff of the Visit Europa Today office are helpful with the customers.

Sagrada Familia Skip-the-Line Guided Tour Reviewed by Grace, 08/01/2019

Informative tour with an entertaining guide.

Our guide was not only entertaining and enjoyable to spend the time with, he was extremely knowledgeable and took great care of our group. We learned a lot, and had fun while doing so, at this amazing and beautiful church.

Sagrada Familia Skip-the-Line Guided Tour Reviewed by Jessica, 03/01/2019

The young people helping out were amazing can’t remember their names!!

People w limited mobility can enjoy due to sensible and profesional employees eager to help at all times!

Fast-Track Sagrada Familia Entrance Ticket Reviewed by Marlene, 01/01/2019

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