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Sagrada Familia Fast-Track Access Guided Tour

Product ID: 58189
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Avoid the lines at Barcelona’s most iconic monument on a fast-track access tour of the Sagrada Familia. See Gaudi’s most miraculous creation, unfinished more than a century after the 1st stone was laid. Marvel at its façades and interior.
About this activity
Duration: 1.5 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Admire the sacred scenes on the basilica's contrasting façades
  • Go inside the cathedral to see the pillars holding up the recently completed roof
  • Hear anecdotes about the Sagrada Familia's dedication to saints
  • Learn the history of Barcelona's most iconic monument and its long delayed construction
Full description
Take a guided tour of Barcelona’s magnificent La Sagrada Familia cathedral and enjoy the city’s most iconic landmark.

Striking for its architectural features and art, the history of the Sagrada Familia is legendary. The all-consuming obsession of the Modernisme architect, Antoni Gaudi, work on the building began in 1882 and remains unfinished to this day.

During your tour you will see the contrasting Nativity and Passion façades. Your guide will talk about the symbolism and representations of the Holy Family as an expression of Christian ideology constructed in stone.

Marvel at its Christian iconography as you learn the history of the church, regardless of your faith. See the angled pillars sprouting like a web of tree branches to hold up the roof. Below ground lies the Museu Gaudi, where documentation about Gaudi’s life and work can be found. There is also a crypt where masses are held, and a viewing platform above the burial site of the architect.
Includes
  • Expert tour guide
  • Fast-track entry ticket
  • Private tour (if option chosen)
What’s Not Included
  • Access to the Towers
  • Optional tips
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point
Important information
Know before you go
• Some options of this tour are a bilingual tour, conducted simultaneously in English and Spanish
• Please note that the towers may be closed in weather conditions such as rain or wind
• Please note that to go up to the towers you will use an elevator but to go down you will need to use the stairs
• Discreet clothing is mandatory, access may be restricted if clothing does not meet the requirements
• It is recommended to not bring big bags in order to facilitate access into the Sagrada Familia and reduce the time at the security control
• Please note, Sagrada Familia regulations state that children under the age of 11 will not receive a headset to listen to the guide
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 597 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.2 / 5
  • Organization
    4.1 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.9 / 5
  • Safety
    4.5 / 5
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The personal guided tour was fine. Our guide did the tour in both English and Spanish. She did a great job with it considering it is a lot of saying the same thing twice. It was a lot of waiting for the other translation to finish, but at least there was a lot to look at. In hindsight we probably would have opted for the self-guided tour. The only bummer about the day is that the meeting spot provided by GetYourGuide which was supposed to be in the backside of the park across the street from the chapel was wrong. Our GPS told us we were within 3 yards of the spot. Our guide never showed up at that spot. After contacting them, the local guide service did a good job of putting us in touch with the guide who had 25 other guests with her. Unfortunately the meeting spot advertised by GetYourGuide was wrong and caused a scramble that morning. I attempted to contact GetYourGuide, but I think it was a computer I got connected with on Instant message that was less than helpful.

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January 17, 2020

Sagrada Familia is Like No Other

There are no words that can adequately describe Sacrada Familia. Olga was an exceptional guide who truly loves her work and sought to describe Gaudi's inspiration for his life's work. I would only suggest more clarity as to the meeting point as the map showing its location was neither clear nor helpful!

October 9, 2019

Was very good excellent guides

December 7, 2019

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Amigo Tours Spain

Product ID: 58189