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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!

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.

I would do it all over again when I visit again soon

It was the easiest app to use. I was able to guarantee a tour with my family of 13 easily. The meeting location was easily mapped out for us as well as easy to get to. The tour guide was phenomenal. Kind, polite, interactive, and obviously full of information. Bravo get your guide! I will not only use your app again for the future but I am recommending it to everyone I know. Thank you

Sagrada Familia: Skip-the-Line Guided Tour with Tower Reviewed by

Fun way to see Barcelona, would highly recommend

We were a group of 15 on a family holiday. Eva and Marco were fantastic guides going out of there way to accommodate such a large group. They made the experience fun and informative. We learnt and saw a lot of the city. I would highly recommend them for ease of use of website to email communication. Give it a go you really won’t be disappointed

Barcelona Bike Tour: Sagrada Familia and More Reviewed by

Choose to go here if you don’t go anywhere else in Barcelona !

This was a sight worth seeing. I choose the guided tour where you had the access to the tower. There is a lift up the tower, but you have to walk back down using the steps. This is not so good if you are elderly or have trouble with steps.

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