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Sagrada Familia Tickets and Tours

Armed with your Sagrada Familia tickets, explore the architectural masterpiece by Antoni Gaudí, arguably the most iconic Barcelona attraction. After more than 100 years of construction, the most emblematic symbol of the Catalan capital stands in all its glory, unfinished. More than 2.8 million people flock to the famous attraction each year to take in the incomplete yet awe-inspiring gothic-style tower, a religious architect’s nod to eras gone by. Skip the long queues to Barcelona's top-rated attraction with skip-the-line tickets and admire the seamless fusion of Gothic and Art Nouveau architecture. First devised in 1882, Antoni Gaudi’s initial plan was to craft a temple 60 metres wide and 95 metres long, able to seat 13 000 people and with a tall, ever-imposing tower to rule over the cityscape.
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Our tips for Sagrada Familia

  • Day and night. Visit the Sagrada Familia in daytime to view the interiors of this remarkable basilica. Be sure to make time to stroll past the temple at night too. Relaxed twilight vibes and sumptuous lighting make it especially beautiful in the evening.
  • Dress appropriately. Make sure to dress modestly in clothes that cover your shoulders and knees, as Sagrada Familia is a religious site.
  • Take a guided tour. Sagrada Familia has a rich history and tradition. It is recommended to take a guided tour to make the most of your sightseeing.
  • Follow the rules. Stay respectful by following the rules and guidelines of the basilica.
  • Plan your visit. It may take around 3 to 4 hours to fully explore and admire the intricate details of the basilica. Therefore, plan your visit ahead.
  • Think ahead. Ticket lines are long. Save yourself the angst and pre-book your tickets online.
  • Put your best foot forward. If you opt to climb the steep stairs to the tower’s peak on your tour, be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes, the staircases are long and windy.

Good to know

Located in Barcelona, Spain, Sagrada Familia is an exemplary work of Catalan Modernism that started back in 1882. Gaudi believed no manmade building should reign higher than any work of God. When completed, La Sagrada Familia will be 170 metres tall, its intention to be one metre less in height than Barcelona’s highest point, Montjuic hill.

With aims to complete the basilica by the centennial of Gaudi’s death in 2026, it will take longer to finish than the ancient Egyptian pyramids. The Great Pyramid of Egypt took just 20 years to complete. Designed by Gaudí himself, the Sagrada Familia features three facades with distinct themes - the Nativity Facade, the Passion Facade, and the Glory Facade. The Nativity Facade, the first to be finished, is an impressive example of Gaudí's architectural vision.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: What is Sagrada Familia?

    Sagrada Familia is a remarkably beautiful basilica designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi. It is an unfinished church that is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The construction got suspended due to the death of Antoni Gaudi.

  • Q: What is the best time to visit Sagrada Familia?

    The basilica is open from October to March from 9 am to 6 pm, and in April to September from 9 am to 8 pm. Crowds are heaving around the site in the summer months, so an autumn or spring La Sagrada Familia tour would be ideal. Be sure to get there early in the morning or late afternoon to miss the peak tourist times.

  • Q: How do I get around?

    You can’t miss this towering basilica, and great transport links mean reaching this epic monument is relatively simple. Two metro lines, the L5 blue line, and the L2 purple line have stops right outside La Sagrada Familia Barcelona, so the underground is your best bet for getting to this site quickly and at minimum cost.

  • Q: What are the opening hours of Sagrada Familia?

    Sagrada Familia's opening hours change based on the season, typically open from 9 am to 6 pm in the winter months (November to February) and extending to 9 am to 8 pm during the summer months (March to October).

  • Q: Can I take photos inside Sagrada Familia?

    It is permissible to take photos inside Sagrada Familia provided that you don’t use flash photography. However, photography is prohibited in certain parts of the basilica such as the crypt and the museum.

  • Q: Are there any guided tours available at Sagrada Familia?

    Certainly, it is possible to reserve guided tours at Sagrada Familia ahead of time. These tours offer extensive insights into the basilica's history and architectural design. Some popular tours include Sagrada Familia Ticket with Audio, Sagrada Familia Skip The Line Access with Guide and Tower Access.

  • Q: Any tips for saving money while booking the Sagrada Familia tour?

    Ticket prices to this popular Spanish monument are quite reasonable, but to get extra bang for your buck, be sure to book one of our epic tickets online. Our combination tickets are ideal, allowing you to see more of Barcelona’s top attractions for less.

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