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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

The guide was very friendly and helpful. Thanks

The team was very helpful and the guides were very nice. I would recommend this tour for my friends and family

Sagrada Familia Skip-the-Line Guided Tour Reviewed by Hazim, 10/21/2018

Beautiful building and definitely worth visiting the inside

A must visit whilst in Barcelona. The building is coming along really nicely since Gaudi's death and can't wait to see it finished in 2020. The audio guide is a great way to understand the construction and the detail of the building. The stained glass windows are wonderfully modern and geometrical compared to older churches. We spent much longer here than we thought we would. Definitely worth getting in early before the crowd gets too big.

Fast-Track Sagrada Familia Entrance Ticket Reviewed by Fiona, 10/21/2018

Miguel was an excellent guide and segrada Família was amazing

So glad I got the tour. Miguel was a wealth of information! The meeting place was difficult to locate though which made for an anxious beginning!

Sagrada Familia Skip-the-Line Guided Tour Reviewed by Stefania, 10/21/2018

Very informative Guide for an amazing tour

We were hoping to visit La Sagrada Familia, but there were no tickets available. So glad it worked out this was as the tour was so much better with our guide, Anna! She was great and made the tour very entrrtaining! Would highly recommend this tour!

Sagrada Familia Skip-the-Line Guided Tour Reviewed by Kevin, 10/20/2018

Thank you very much for an unforgettable visit to Sagrada Familia.

No words can describe the awesome experience of seeing the interior of Sagrada Familia. Don't miss your chance to savour every minute from the moment you enter this sacred place of worship for Christians and even for those who are not, they will be rendered speechless by the sheer genius known as Anthony Gaudi who laboured for 43 years to finish building the Nativity facade of the basilica so that the generations of architects after him can complete this massive project. I pray that the target of 2026 to complete its construction will be met so that Gaudi's dream will be brought to fruition 100 years after his untimely passing in 1926 when he was knocked down by a streetcar. In all my decades of travelling, Sagrada Familia is the most memorable. I thank God and Gaudi for Sagrada Familia.

Fast-Track Sagrada Familia Ticket and Passion Tower Access Reviewed by Mui Ngor Teresa, 10/19/2018

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