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Priority Access: Barcelona Sagrada Familia Tour with Tower Entry
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Overview

Discover Barcelona's incredible Sagrada Familia cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage site, during this skip-the-line visit. Join a guide as you bypass the lengthy lines, exploring this this sublime structure (still under construction more than 130 years after work began) and learning about its creator, Antoni Gaudí. Visit the museum beneath the cathedral and then scale one of the cathedral's sky-high spires with a skip-the-line tower ticket, enjoying panoramic vistas of Barcelona from up above.
  • Enjoy fast-track entry to the majestic Barcelona cathedral with a prebooked ticket
  • Explore the UNESCO-listed monument with a guide and learn all about Gaudi
  • Visit La Sagrada Familia museum to see a variety of artifacts such as design sketches and plaster models
  • Choose from several different start times to suit your schedule
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Official monolingual or bilingual guide, depending on the option selected
Radio guide system
Entrance fee and guided visit in Sagrada Familia
Elevator to one tower (only up)
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Carrer de Sardenya, 311 , Carrer de Sardenya, 311, 08025 Barcelona, Spain
La Sagrada Familia , C/ de Mallorca, 401, 08013 Barcelona, Spain
Leave the crowds behind as you explore Barcelona's incredible Sagrada Familia cathedral, skipping the entry lines for an in-depth visit to this amazing UNESCO World Heritage monument. During your tour, you'll explore the interior of this architectural masterpiece by Barcelona's Antoni Gaudí.

Begin your Sagrada Familia visit meeting your guide near the monument to start your visit. Grab your skip-the-line ticket, moving quickly past the often-lengthy lines outside, and straight into this incredible architectural monument with your guide.

Finish your tour by climbing one of the cathedral's towers with your included skip-the-line ticket if you selected this option and take in beautiful views in all directions of Barcelona's top sights.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Basilica de la Sagrada Familia
Start the tour from our office next to Sagrada Familia. An experienced guide will pick you up from the office and walk you to the Basilica. Enter the monument and discover the ultimate must-see landmark in Barcelona. Learn about the history and significance of Sagrada Familia by the hand of your local guide. Marvel at the astonishing interior, rich in symbolism inspired on natural wonders. Walk freely around the nave whilst listening to your guide’s explanations of Gaudí’s masterpiece on your headsets. Take in all the details of the perfect fusion between architecture and spirituality. At the end of your tour you can stay inside Sagrada Familia and visit the museum. An exhibition of drawings, models and pictures narrate the story of the Basilica. The museum also displays information on Gaudí’s life and career. At the end of the tour, your guide will take you to the elevator entrance for you to go up one of the towers by yourself. Admire the panoramic views over Barcelona.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • We cannot predict when La Sagrada Familia will be crowded. In general, long lines are common at major attractions in summer, on most weekends, and during peak travel periods throughout the year (Christmas, Easter, local holidays). The skip-the-line ticket enables you to skip the line if indeed there is one. Unfortunately there is no way to foresee the days and times that produce lines
  • All visitors must pass through metal detectors at the security check point, so please expect to wait 20-30 minutes to clear security
  • Children younger than 6 years old, unaccompanied minors (under 18 years old) and people with reduced mobility are not allowed to go up to the towers
  • A maximum of 9 people per booking
  • As it is a Catholic church, visitors must dress appropriately, is requested for entrance to the Sagrada Familia Basilica. No tank tops, strapless shirts, short shorts or sandals will be accepted. Also Visitors will not be allowed to enter with special clothing to celebrate any sort of festivities.
  • Due to limited capacity of the elevators, there may be a waiting time between the Basilica and museum guided tour and elevator access. Tower visits will be without a guide. The lift´s operation is subject to cancellation depending on weather conditions and other causes. On the way out of the tower you may need to use the stairs.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Failure to show up at the established check-in time may entail losing the tour.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Julia Travel S.L
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Priority Access: Barcelona Sagrada Familia Tour with Tower Entry?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Priority Access: Barcelona Sagrada Familia Tour with Tower Entry.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Priority Access: Barcelona Sagrada Familia Tour with Tower Entry?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Priority Access: Barcelona Sagrada Familia Tour with Tower Entry.
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What is the social distancing policy during Priority Access: Barcelona Sagrada Familia Tour with Tower Entry?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Priority Access: Barcelona Sagrada Familia Tour with Tower Entry.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Priority Access: Barcelona Sagrada Familia Tour with Tower Entry?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Priority Access: Barcelona Sagrada Familia Tour with Tower Entry.

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  • "Don't miss the tower climb, as it is one of the highlights." See review
  • "The church has so much history and symbolism that a guided tour is a must!" See review

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star-4
Must See Site
Kelly_C
, Jun 2022
The Sagrada Familia is amazing and inspiring and our tour guide was excellent but the church is very crowded and the tour feels a bit rushed.
star-3
Sagrada familia lacked heart
Kristen_C
, Jun 2022
Wasn’t what we had hoped. Tour guide was extremely knowledgeable. Site itself lacked meaning. More touristy than anything. Kids did not enjoy.
star-5
100% RECOMMEND TOWER ACCESS
maisie_d
, Jun 2022
the tour guide was really detailed explaining the history of the sagrada. we had plenty of time to take in all the key spots of surroundings. overall an amazing experience :)
star-4
Very good
Joan_P
, Jun 2022
Our tour guide George (I think) was very knowledgeable, nice and funny. We had a good time on this tour.
star-1
Look for a different tour company other than Viator!
Angela_I
, Jun 2022
Wish we could have taken our tour. Had confirmation and paid but when we arrived, was told the tour operator (Jenny Tours) had contacted Viator that our reservation could not be accommodated. Horrible communication with Viator! Still waiting for their response. Jenny Tours wasn’t helpful either in resolving. Now it’s sold out!
star-5
Beautiful and impressive,...
Madeline_E
, Jun 2022
Beautiful and impressive, exceeded my expectations. We have enough time to explore and take pictures. Sara was a great guide!
star-4
A must see!
Leah_F
, Jun 2022
We met our tour guide, Sara, near la Sagrada Familia (easy to find). Our guide did a great job keeping everyone together and making sure we all knew what was happening. She clearly explained the history and the smaller artistic details outside and inside the church. She even offered to take photos for us. We opted for the tower tour and enjoyed the views from the bell tower. The spiral staircase leading out was a little daunting for anyone scared of heights.
star-3
McTour
Emily_N
, Jun 2022
The tour group was WAY too large and unwieldy. I would say we had at least 30 people in our “small” group. The guide spoke quickly and seemed rushed. All in all it was not worth the high cost.
star-5
So glad we went with...
Ellora_S
, Jun 2022
So glad we went with guided tour! Learned so much more than if we’d just walked through! I Recommend this tour!
star-5
Awesome learning...
Mallory_L
, Jun 2022
Awesome learning experience; Loved all the history. Towers were cool, just a long line-remember to bring water
star-3
Skip the line not worth it
Sandi_N
, Jun 2022
The tour guy was a great guy, lots of details. But we watched the line all go in before we were able to go in. On the way there, the guide stopped to give directions and took up even more time. Our tour that was suppose to start at 4 didn’t start till almost 4:30. The 3 stars was for an amazing tour guide
star-5
I Would 100% recommend
Jill_L
, Jun 2022
Very professional set up, office/shop just at the side, staff helpful. Our Guide Donna was amazing, she showed a real passion as she spoke on the tour. Great stories and packed full of information as we travelled through the cathedral. We loved every minute.
star-5
Wow factor
Brigitte_F
, Jun 2022
I loved seeing the Segrada Familia. The building was amazing inside and out. On first stepping in there was a definite Wow factor. Our guide, Marta, was brilliant, very informative and interesting. The trip up the tower was an added bonus. Would definitely recommend this to anyone visiting Barcelona.
star-5
Our guide, Marc P, was...
William_K
, May 2022
Our guide, Marc P, was very knowledgeable and pleasant and helped make the whole experience fantastic.
star-5
Book with Marc!!
Chris_B
, May 2022
Organized tour from start to finish, very informative and the information was delivered in a clear and concise way that kept me engaged. The guide was quick to answer any questions and was well put together. The experience would not have been nearly as enjoyable without the captivating narration of the guide. I would highly recommend anyone book a tour with this company, specifically Marc.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Sagrada familia
Darlene_S
, May 2022
Amazing, tower if you go you must walk down the steps from top, but the sagrada familia building is worth just seeing it.
star-5
Tower experience -- Do NOT miss is!
Catherine_S
, May 2022
Meeting place office well-located for venue. Tour guide was WONDERFUL! Very friendly & personable. Passionate about the venue and well-informed. Tower experience was awesome! Do NOT miss that part!
star-5
Make Sure You Have A Guide
john_c
, May 2022
Raul may be the best guide I’ve ever had. He was very knowledgeable and enjoyable. A guide to visit Sagrada Familia is a must. And don’t miss making the trip up the tower, as long as you are able to walk down.
star-4
Brilliant and amazing masterpiece
Rochelle_W
, Apr 2022
An amazing place with a very enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide Donatella . I would recommend a single language tour as a bilingual one takes away the flow of the explanation and the members of the other language group talk over the guide. A must do tour though
star-5
Raul was an excellent guide. Very knowledgeable!
Peter_R
, Apr 2022
We were excited to see Sagrada Familia and Raul was an excellent guide! He explained why each part of the church was constructed that way it was and what it represented

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