Sagrada Familia

Antoni Gaudí’s fantastical unfinished basilica teems with symbolism and unexpected twists.

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Sagrada Familia: Our most recommended tours and activities

Barcelona: Sagrada Familia Fast-Track Access Ticket

1. Barcelona: Sagrada Familia Fast-Track Access Ticket

Explore Antoni Gaudi's unfinished masterpiece, the Sagrada Familia. Skip the long lines with fast-track entry and discover the beautiful basilica at your own pace. Learn about its history with an included audio guide. Find out firsthand why Gaudi's iconic work — its impressive facades and interior — is one of Spain's most visited monuments. Admire a combination of Gothic and Art Nouveau forms in this UNESCO-listed structure that dominates the Barcelona skyline. Gaudi began working on the true symbol of Barcelona in 1882, and the Sagrada Familia remains a work in progress today. Although unfinished, the basilica remains a must-see. 

Barcelona: One or Two Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

2. Barcelona: One or Two Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

See the best of Barcelona on a double-decker hop-on hop-off bus tour. Get access to two routes with one ticket for a complete sightseeing experience. Take a complimentary map to help you decide where you want to go and enjoy audio commentary. In addition to the open top, the buses also have an electric roof on top for use in the event of rain. The buses are adapted for people with limited mobility and are fitted with anatomical seats and heating on both decks. They also have an attendant aboard to help you with anything you may need. East Route • Plaça de Catalunya • Port Vell • Museu d'Història de Catalunya • La Barceloneta • Port Olímpic • Poble Nou - Zoo • Teatre Nacional - Auditori. • Glories- Torre Agbar • Sagrada Familia Cathedral • Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau • Park Güell • Tibidabo • La Pedrera • Casa Batlló West Route • Plaça Catalunya • Arc de Triomf • El Born- Ciutadella-zoo • Passeig Colom • World Trade Center • Jardins de Miramar • Fundació Joan Miró • Anella Olímpica • MNAC Museo Nacional de Catalunya • Poble Espanyol • Caixa Fòrum-Pavelló Mies Van Der Rohe • Plaça d'Espanya • Estació de Sants • Camp Nou (F.C. Barcelona) • Plaça Pius XII-Palau Reial- Pavellons Guell-Monestir de Pedralbes • L'illa diagonal • Avinguda Diagonal • La Pedrera • Casa Batlló • Plaça Catalunya

Barcelona: 2-Hour Sailing Experience with Refreshments

3. Barcelona: 2-Hour Sailing Experience with Refreshments

As you sail out of the inner marina, you can admire some of the most luxurious, private mega yachts of the Mediterranean sea moored at One Ocean Marina at Port Vell. Then pass by the famous shopping Center Maremagnum built on the dock, see the famous statue of Christopher Columbus, and marvel at the unique World Trade Center building before your ship sets course for the northern mouth of the port of Barcelona. Just before the northern entry of the Port of Barcelona you'll pass under the largest drawbridge in Spain that gives access to one of the most important commercial ports of the Mediterranean Sea. Once you're out of the harbor, the sails are hoisted and you'll sail along the coast of Barcelona, to enjoy the incredible views of the city. You'll be able to see landmarks such as the Modern W Hotel, the beach of the Barceloneta, the Castle of Montjuic, the Olympic Towers, and Sagrada Familia all from a whole new angle. In the background, the Tibidabo mountain frame the city. Enjoy the he sensation of being out on the open sea and feel the salty breeze while savoring some delicious local specialties and a good Spanish wine or Catalan Cava.

Barcelona: Scavenger Hunt & Modernist Self-Guided Tour

4. Barcelona: Scavenger Hunt & Modernist Self-Guided Tour

Get to know Barcelona’s Modernist District at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour. You'll explore the city on foot and get points for solving different types of tasks: Find sights: You will use hints to find the best sights and hidden gems throughout the city. The map function in the app will help you get there. Solve questions: Once you’ve arrived at the place you’re looking for, you’ll be asked questions about the sight. Most of the time, the answers are hidden in signs, pictures, etc. A great and fun way to learn new things about the city. Have fun: During the adventure you can also expect exciting photo tasks that require a lot of creativity. If you master the snapshots, you will be rewarded with points. Along the way, you’ll reach amazing places like the “Batlló house”, “Milà house”, “The Sagrada Familia”, “Amatller House” and many more! After you buy the ticket, you will receive an access code that you can use in the app. After you book the game, you’ll get a game code via email with instructions on how to play. Head to the “Lleó i Morera House” and use the code to unlock the game in the app. The tour ends at the “The Nativity Façade”. The experience is not limited in time. You can explore the city at your own pace and take breaks. Just download the Explorial-App, go to the starting point, and you’re ready to start with the game. The tour lasts on average about 1-2 hours.

Barcelona: E-Bike Tour, Cable Car Ticket & Sailing Trip

5. Barcelona: E-Bike Tour, Cable Car Ticket & Sailing Trip

Explore the historical center of Barcelona by cool electric bike, a cruise by Goleta boat from the Old Port, before boarding the cable car to Montjuic for electrifying city and coast views. Ride to the Sagrada Familia to see Gaudi’s unfinished masterpiece, and the Passeig de Gracia, where some of the best modernista buildings of Gaudi and his contemporaries are found, such as the Pedrera, Casa Batlló, Casa Lleó Morera, and Casa Ametller. At Port Vell, board the Goleta boat and sail along the old port and the coast. Enjoying wonderful views of the city from the sea. At Port Vell, hop on the cable car and glide to Montjuïc mountain, riding at a height of up to 330 feet (100 meters) above the port.

Barcelona: 1.5-Hour Vermouth Sailing Tour with Drinks

6. Barcelona: 1.5-Hour Vermouth Sailing Tour with Drinks

Sail along the coast of Barcelona aboard a 12-meter yacht to see some stunning views. Admire the skyline of the city from the sea, and see landmarks like Montjuic, Tibidabo, Sagrada Familia, and Torre Agbar. Meet your crew at the renovated Port Olimpic Moll de Maestral. Look for the red and blue flags and boats named Bombon. Benefit from a safety briefing after check-in, and enjoy a welcome drink. Sail out to sea, sip a frozen vermouth and enjoy complimentary light snacks such as olives, cheese and fuet (cured meat). Whether you are a first time visitor or a professional sailor, this excursion is ideal. Your skipper will be your guide and inform you about the views and points of interest along the way. Relax on board or get the chance to help steer the boat if you are feeling more adventurous. 

Barcelona: Go City Explorer Pass - Choose 2 to 7 Attractions

7. Barcelona: Go City Explorer Pass - Choose 2 to 7 Attractions

Visit 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 top attractions of your choice and save up to 35% compared to buying individual tickets with a Barcelona city pass. Simply show a digital or printed copy of your pass for entry. Valid for 60 days from its first use, your pass gives you plenty of time to enjoy your vacation. Go on a tour of Sagrada Familia, visit Gaudí's La Pedrera, make your way around town with a 1-day hop-on hop-off bus tour including 45 stops, take in the panoramic sights from Montjuïc cable car, explore the home of FC Barcelona, or relax on a Las Golondrinas boat cruise. With the Barcelona Explorer Pass you can choose any 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 attractions, museums, or tours from the following: Popular attractions • Parc Güell Guided Tour • Sagrada Familia Guided Tour • Casa Batlló • La Pedrera • Las Golondrinas Boat Cruise • Barcelona Bus Turistíc (Hop-On Hop-Off) • FC Barcelona - Camp Nou Stadium Tour • Picasso Museum Guided Tour • Poble Espanyol de Barcelona • Barcelona Montjuïc Cable Car Tours & experiences • Barcelona Bike Tour • Montserrat On Your Own with Bus Transfer Included • Tapas Tasting and Gothic Quarter Tour • Gaudí and Modernism Walking Tour • Best of Barcelona Architecture Walking Tour • Old Town and Gothic Quarter Walking Tour • Raval Walking Tour: Barcelona's Gritty Past • Barcelona Ancient Markets Walking Tour • Gaudi Experience 4D • Estrella Damm Brewery • Escape Hunt Barcelona Places of interest • L'Aquàrium de Barcelona • Barcelona Zoo • Vicens House Gaudí • MACBA - Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art • MEAM - Museu Europeu d'Art Modern • Fundació MAPFRE • CosmoCaixa Barcelona • Moco Museum • Museu de la Música • Egyptian Museum of Barcelona • Sant Pau Modernist Center • Big Fun Museum and Museum of Illusions - combined entry • Casa Amatller • Olympic and Sports Museum • Gaudi's Crypt at Colonia Güell • History Museum of Catalunya • Catalunya en Miniatura • Illa Fantasia Water Park (seasonal - open in summer) Attractions and tours are subject to change. Please check the digital guide included on your confirmation voucher before you go for the full list of inclusions, opening times, and reservation instructions, where applicable.

Barcelona: Exclusive Sagrada Familia Private Guided Tour

8. Barcelona: Exclusive Sagrada Familia Private Guided Tour

Join one of the most friendly, interesting, and knowledgeable private guided tours of Sagrada Familia. The guided tour guarantees skip-the-line access to this unique attraction, as well as a personal, local, and passionate expert. Your guide will take you through the architecture and its history in a detailed and enthusiastic manner. Experience Gaudí’s masterpiece to the fullest and thoroughly discover Catalan modernism with its many interpretations and enigmas. At the end of the tour, enjoy a reserved table on a terrace a few meters from the temple and take in the most emblematic views of the Sagrada Familia while sipping on a typical Catalan drink, cava.

Barcelona: Fast Track Guided Tour of Sagrada Familia

9. Barcelona: Fast Track Guided Tour of Sagrada Familia

Visit the Sagrada Familia, a jewel of Gaudí’s architecture, a symbol of Barcelona, and an icon of the city's skyline. Accompanied by a guide, head straight inside to get a glimpse into the history of this UNESCO World Heritage-listed cathedral. Once inside with your skip-the-line tickets, marvel at the opulent ceilings and stained-glass windows. Listen closely as your guide sheds light on the structure's charismatic creator, Antonio Gaudí. Visit La Sagrada Familia Museum and witness a variety of artifacts like design sketches and original plaster models. See exhibits on the building's history, tracing its development since the 19th century. As you soak in the magnificent interior, see the light enter through the coloured windows and convert the space into a mystical environment in the afternoon. After bidding farewell to your guide, feel free to continue browsing at your own pace.

Gaudi Tour: Sagrada Família, Park Güell, and Casa Batlló

10. Gaudi Tour: Sagrada Família, Park Güell, and Casa Batlló

The name Gaudí is almost synonymous with Barcelona. The city’s favorite architect has come to embody the style of a city deeply rooted in its natural surroundings. This is Barcelona at its vibrant, playful best. On this, the most complete tour available of Gaudí’s work, you will visit three of his residential works, including one unknown to most visitors; skip long lines to wander around the beautiful Park Guell; and, of course, embark on a thorough exploration of Gaudí’s greatest work and final resting place, La Sagrada Família. Your tour starts with first entrance to Casa Batlló, arguably Gaudí’s most impressive residential property (and certainly his most-visited). Entering ahead of the morning crowds, you’ll discover some of the genius solutions Gaudí employed to solve architectural problems throughout the house, dispersing light and air throughout its many levels. A sure highlight is the roof, designed to resemble the scales of a dragon – the great emblem of Barcelona. Somewhere in the middle is Park Guell. Part fanciful explosion of color, part thoughtful study of organic forms, it is a perfect reflection of the natural world. Since this became a ticketed site a few years ago, entrance lines have become extremely long – so it’s a good thing you have skip-the-line access. Your tour ends, as Gaudí himself did – in the La Sagrada Família. It can be hard to know where to look on your first visit to La Sagrada Família, so it’s lucky you have a Gaudí expert on hand to guide your experience. You’ll spend a full hour exploring the church itself. Due to the popularity of Gaudí and his works, there are long lines outside all three of the sites you will enter (Casa Batlló, Park Guell and La Sagrada Família), but with pre-reserved entrance to each, you will sail straight inside. Meanwhile a private transport between sites means you’ll cover more ground than would be possible even in a whole day on your own. Give Gaudí the time he deserves on this complete tour of his finest works.

Planning Your Visit

  • 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?
    Hours vary based on time of year:
    November-February, 9:00 AM-6:00 PM
    March and October, 9:00 AM-7:00 PM
    April-September, 9:00 AM-8:00 PM
    Holiday hours may vary
  • 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.

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What people are saying about Sagrada Familia

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 35,166 reviews

Wonderful experience, highly recommended. Knowledgeable friendly and observant tour guide Jules made this a special day for us.

Sagrada familia is definitely best thing I've seen so far...and best way to enjoy it is with this guided tour.

Absolutely stunning and the audio guide provided brought everything to life. A truly wonderful experience

Christopher was an awesome guide. Learned a lot of history on Barcelano and the bike ride was fun!

Very informative guide. You should not visit Sagrada Familia without a guide