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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

Overall rating
4.5 / 5
based on 26,483 reviews

Very friendly staff giving a very good organised tour with care.

Your staff was very friendly, informative and clear in giving instructions. They took great care in making sure everyone understood where they needed to be when. Kept on warning us about safety issues that was a great help. As a tourist you can easily get caught up in the moment and not pay attention to those around you. Bus was very clean and comfortable. Will use your services again soon and recommend it to those I know. Thank you for a great tour!

All I can say about this experience is perfect.

The Sagrada Família is a magnificent place. It’s a unique piece of Art. It’s a must see for every person visiting Barcelona. It should be done with a guide to understand the meaning of every single detail, to understand Gaudi’s thoughts and touch. I’ve booked with GetYourGuide a Skip-the-line ticket with a guided tour and it was the best choice. The English guide is very professional and has a sense of humor at the same time. I simply liked it.

Sagrada Familia Skip-the-Line Tour Reviewed by

Excellent tour but missed the towers due to rain

Really excellent tour from a very friendly and informative guide. The group size was a little on the large size (20+) which wasn't ideal on a very busy day at the site, but the guide did really well and was excellent value for money. The only down side was we missed the towers tour due to rain. Not the company's fault and their response to my refund request was prompt, friendly and mega efficient so thank you.

Guide was great once we found the meeting place

The meeting location states meeting at Quiosc Bar when it should have stated the ice cream trailer in the plaza across the street from the Sagrada Família. That being said, our guide was very knowledgeable and professional providing a wonderful tour. This place is not to be missed and make sure you spend the extra for the tower tour.

Excellent tour in Barcelona to get to know Gaudi architecture

The tour guides for very knowledgeable about the history of these two masterpieces of Gaudi architectures. They explained very well in English. It would be nice if guide could come with the tour inside the Park Guell instead of leaving the tour st the entrance. Thanks

Sagrada Família and Park Güell Guided Tour Reviewed by

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