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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?


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.


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


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.


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!


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

Irina, our tour guide, did an excellent job explaining Sagrada Familia

Irina was wonderful! She explained the meaning and history behind the many features on the facades of Sagrada Familia, as well as the details inside the Church. We had a great time and really enjoyed ourselves!

Fast-Track Guided Tour of Sagrada Familia Reviewed by a GetYourGuide customer, 08/07/2018

Amazing experience and awesome tour guide!

Thank you so mucho to Irina (our guide), she explain everything clear and being patient.

Fast-Track Guided Tour of Sagrada Familia Reviewed by Irais, 08/06/2018

Fine tour...covered everything I wanted for my teens, and me too

Francisco did an excellent job with his basic information and responses to some pretty good questions from the tour group. (That is something that you don’t get from the otherwise excellent audio tour.). Other than the heat, it was a great tour.

Sagrada Familia Skip-the-Line Guided Tour Reviewed by Roger, 08/04/2018

The tour is well organised, the tour guide told a lot of interesting

The tour is well organised, the tour guide told a lot of interesting things, we enjoyed it.

Sagrada Familia Guided Tour with Tower Access Reviewed by Ingrida, 08/03/2018

Our Chech guide was very knowledgeable, fluent in Spanish and English.

Our guide met us exactly where the app sent us. She gave extra time for four other people to show up. Once we started, the atmosphere was relaxed and far from just "doing" the tour, our guide was enthusiastic and emphasised the important points as well as interesting spots to take pictures from. As a visitor you get all the information you really need. Just do this tour!

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