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Sagrada Família Basilica Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Product ID: 137471
Save precious time and skip the long lines to the Sagrada Família to explore Gaudí's unfinished masterpiece on a small group guided tour. Marvel at different features of the basilica from the outside and inside.
About this activity
Duration: 1.25 hours
Starting times 2:00 PM, 4:00 PM
Skip the line through express security check
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Audio guide/headphones
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Skip the long lines to the Sagrada Família
  • Explore Gaudí's unfinished masterpiece from the outside and inside
  • Get a better appreciation of Gaudí's innovative architectural styles
  • View the Basilica's iconic facades and impressive nave
Full description
Enter the magnificent Sagrada Família via the Nativity Façade, the only one that Antoni Gaudí finished in his lifetime. Compare the different faces of the cathedral, and learn what parts remain unfinished almost 130 years after work started under the architect Francisco de Paula del Villar in 1882.

Hear how Gaudí’s plans have been interpreted since his death, and learn about the controversies surrounding these interpretations. Move between the columns designed like trees that form the canopy of the ceiling. Explore how Gaudí developed his style from different religious, natural, and Catalonian influences.

Get a better appreciation for his innovative use of light as you bask in the glow of the stained-glass windows that flood the interior with an other-worldly light. Look at some of the highlights of the museum, and visit the crypt where Gaudí was buried following his death in 1926.
Includes
  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket to the Sagrada Família
  • Guide
  • Headsets
  • Small group tour of no more than 20 people
What’s Not Included
  • Access to the tower
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet next to the Picasso Bar, 422 Carrer de Mallorca (corner of Carrer Marina), 08013 Barcelona.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult
• People with limited mobility or in a wheelchairs cannot be accommodated on this tour
• Strollers cannot be accommodated on this tour
• Gratuities to the guides are appreciated but never obligatory
• Wear suitable clothes to visit the basilica. Men and women are asked to wear clothing that covers their shoulders and knees. The local operator cannot be held responsible for denied entry due to improper dress
• Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
• There will be a security bag check before entering the site
• This is the most affordable, easiest, and most accessible way to see the Sagrada Família, and perfect for anyone who doesn’t have a lot of time in Barcelona but wants to do justice to its most impressive attraction
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 65 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.3 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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Guide had a good knowledge and a humerous&informative way of speaking.

As crowdy as it was, it was a bit hard to find the correct starting point. Several similar guiding companies gathered at same corner. Could be clearer.. Anyhow, the guide was friendly, humerouse and very informative. She were able to show historic pictures enabling a better understanding of the building process. Although very much people around, she was able to show us all the high-lights during the walk. Great tour!

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26 June 2019

Thoroughly enjoyed our tour today. Cristina was so lovely and friendly to us all, she was extremely knowledgeable & the tour was interesting, informative and definitely well worth it. I’m so glad we did this tour rather than go without a guide as there is too much valuable information we would have missed out on. Thanks Cristina :)

4 May 2019

Worth it to have a guide!

Laia was our guide. She had so much knowledge about the history of this architectural masterpiece. We were so happy to spend time with her on the tour, and then as much time as we wanted afterwards to appreciate the beauty. I am so happy that I got to go to this while in Barcelona.

15 October 2018

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Product ID: 137471