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 the immensely popular attraction with skip-the-line Stickets 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. Book at the earliest to grab best offers!
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.
Think ahead. Tickets 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.
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The basilica is open in October to March from 9am to 6pm, and in April to September from 9am to 8pm. 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.