Skip the Line Sagrada Familia Tour with Tower Access

Explore Gaudi’s grand basilica with an expert tour guide and see Barcelona from the top of the tower

Travel Flexibly 5 / 5 See All 42 Reviews · 1.50h 18 max · Barcelona, Spain

Want to explore every corner of the incredible La Sagrada Familia without waiting in line? And how about going to the top of the towers for an unparalleled view of Barcelona? This small group tour includes skip-the-line tickets, access to ascend the famous towers, and all the stories and insights of an expert local guide. Discover the secrets and admire the unique architecture of Gaudi’s unfinished and constantly evolving masterpiece.

Tour Details
  • Skip the line at La Sagrada Familia
  • Learn the history of its construction
  • Incredibly detailed front facades
  • Explore all areas of the basilica
  • The Basilica Towers
  • Barcelona from above
  • Explore to your heart's content
  • Sagrada Familia Museum

You’ll meet near the entrance of La Sagrada Familia, where your skip-the-line tickets will allow you to head straight in without waiting. Your guide is a true expert on Barcelona and the basilica, and as you explore the jaw-dropping interior, they’ll explain the troubled history of the church and point out all those little details that make this one of the world’s most impressive churches. Before you leave, you’ll take the elevator up one of the main towers, where you’ll get an incredible view of the city from above.

La Sagrada Familia Tour Description

Your 1.5-hour tour includes: 

  • Skip-the-line tickets for La Sagrada Familia

  • Guided tour of Gaudi’s famous church

  • Access to one of the basilica towers with views of the city

  • Super-knowledgeable, English-speaking guide

  • A maximum group size of 18

Skip the Line at La Sagrada Familia

La Sagrada Familia is the most visited site in all of Barcelona and one of the most visited churches in the whole of Europe. It's not surprising that the line to get in can sometimes stretch around the building! But you don't need to worry about that thanks to your skip-the-line ticket that makes sure that you don't waste your vacation time waiting to get into the basilica.

As you're heading inside with your guide, you'll learn the history of this magnificent structure and admire the two contrasting facades of its exterior: the Façade of the Nativity, and the Façade of Passion.

The Basilica

There are few buildings in the world more synonymous with a city than Barcelona's basilica of Sagrada Familia. The pride and joy of the city, La Sagrada Familia has enchanted and dazzled its visitors since its construction under Antoni Gaudi first began. To this day, the Sagrada remains unfinished, and every visit offers something new. As you explore, your guide will bring this sensational church to life and make you fall in love with every stone, stained glass window, floor decoration, and ceiling carving.

La Sagrada Familia attracts more than 3 million visitors every year—a testament to the enduring beauty of Gaudi's distinctive design and the strict standards that have been upheld through its 150-year construction.

Gaudi's Legacy

During your tour, your guide will tell stories about the eccentric genius who envisioned this masterpiece and started working on the Basilica at the age of 30. Tragically, Antoni Gaudi suffered a fatal accident near the construction site in 1926 and never saw his masterpiece finished.

Almost 100 years later, La Sagrada Familia is still a work in progress. With each passing year, visitors to Sagrada Familia get to see it in a different light, and a few steps closer to the completion of Gaudi's masterplan. 

View From the Towers

Once your tour is over, it's not the end of your exploration of La Sagrada Familia. Your guide will take you to the elevators that ascend the basilica's imposing towers, where we've pre-arranged your elevator tickets. From the top of these towers, you'll be able to take in a magnificent view over the city and its unique grid of streets. It's also a chance to see the intricate details and carvings in the spears of its towers up close, and marvel at the creativity and sheer effort that went into the construction of this sensational basilica.

There are currently two accessible towers at the basilica, Nativity Tower and Passion Tower, each with jaw-dropping views. Your guide will arrange access to one of these for your visit, and which one will depend on availability.

Want To See More?

After admiring the views of Barcelona from the towers, you can head under the Sagrada Familia where you'll discover the Sagrada Familia museum. With a plethora of scale models, original photography, drawings, and documents, you'll get an even better insight into the vast genius and brilliance behind Barcelona's architectural gem! 

What you get with this tour
Skip-the-line tickets for La Sagrada Familia
Guided tour of Gaudi’s famous church
Access to one of the basilica towers with views of the city
Super-knowledgeable, English-speaking guide
A maximum group size of 18
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Best Sagrada Familia Tour Yet!
19 September 2022
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Reviewed by
Lori Ziemba

We visited Sagrada Familia three times in the past 10 years. Each time we’ve had a different style/type of tour. This was far and away the best! We learned all sorts of new ideas and facts. Miguel (our tour guide) was incredibly enthusiastic, knowledgeable and amusing! Highly recommend. Thank you!

Great experience
18 September 2022
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Reviewed by
Carl Joseph Eskow

A wonderful time with Miguel. Very knowledgeable. Awesome to see the inside after seeing the outside 8 years ago.

17 September 2022
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Reviewed by
christina B Lenchert

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where to meet?

Our representative will be waiting near to the Sagrada Familia and will be holding a The Tour Guy sign. More details will be provided upon booking.

What to bring?

Please cover your knees and shoulders as you'll be entering a place of worship. Water and comfortable shoes are always recommended for walking tours. No tripods or large backpacks can be brought inside, so we kindly ask you to leave them at your accommodation.

Where to meet?

Our representative will be waiting near to the Sagrada Familia and will be holding a The Tour Guy sign. More details will be provided upon booking.

What to bring?

Please cover your knees and shoulders as you'll be entering a place of worship. Water and comfortable shoes are always recommended for walking tours. No tripods or large backpacks can be brought inside, so we kindly ask you to leave them at your accommodation.

What if I have concerns about my mobility?

If you have any doubts about your mobility, we suggest taking a private tour. The trip down from the tower includes a steep and narrow staircase that is difficult to navigate. Request your private tour by contacting us at [email protected]

What are the chances my tour will be canceled or the Basilica will close some areas?

We run the tour all year round, rain or shine. Although it is rare, sometimes parts of the Basilica close for special religious events. If an area normally covered on a tour is closed, our guide will still provide explanations of the closed areas from outside. Plus, we will show you an extra site or gallery to compensate.

Which tower will be included on this tour?

The tower visited on the tour is chosen based on availability, but will usually be the Nativity or Passion Tower.

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