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Priority Access: Barcelona Sagrada Familia Tour with Optional Tower Entry

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    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, then climb one of the building's towering spires for superlative views of Barcelona. Best of all, your skip-the-line tickets let you avoid the lines at entry and when climbing the tower if you choose this option.

    Begin your Sagrada Familia visit at either 2pm or 5pm (depending on the option selected), 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.

    As you explore the church's intricate interior, hear about the fascinating history of the church from your guide. Designated a minor basilica by Pope Benedict XVI, the building is structured as a Latin cross, spanning five aisles and supported by massive vaults that soar more than 230 feet (70m) above your head. Then head beneath the church to its museum to view various artifacts chronicling Gaudí's creation of what many consider his greatest masterpiece. The museum's collection includes drawings, plaster models and photos illustrating the building's still-ongoing construction. Many expect it will be finished in 2026, in time for the centennial of Gaudí's death.

    Finish your tour by leaving your guide to climb one of the cathedral's soaring towers with your included skip-the-line ticket if you selected this option. Move past the long lines, traveling by elevator and stairs to the top of this lofty tower, where you'll take in beautiful views in all directions of Barcelona's top sights.
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    Departure Point
    Carrer de Sardenya, 311, 08025 Barcelona, Spain
    Duration
    1h 30m
    Return Details
    SAGRADA FAMÍLIA, 08013 Barcelona, Spain
    Inclusions
    • Official monolingual or bilingual guide
    • Radio guide system
    • Entrance fee and guided visit in Sagrada Familia
    • Elevator to one tower (only up) if option selected
    • Entry/Admission - Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Food and drinks
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    Additional Info
    • 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
    • For your comfort, a radio guide system is offered during the tour, in groups of more than 5 people.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Failure to show up at the established check-in time may entail losing the tour.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Worth it. Glad for Anka, our guide, explaining the architecture and Gaudi’s life to us. We would otherwise not understand what we marvel at. It’s so surreal to go inside the basilica and be amazed at the light and beauty that befall upon us. You...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank 98,133
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Sagrada Familia is obviously a must-see in Barthelona. One issue is that the tower was closed due to rain during our visit. The tour company only reimbursed us ~10 USD per ticket, which was far less than we paid initially for that option and frankly...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank I_Hilton
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Very good guide! She spoke good English and was very knowledgeable. We left pretty close to the scheduled time. Group size was manageable. Definitely glad we did it and recommend.

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank n2r49rs
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Booked the tour in June for 6 people as a birthday surprise for when we were in Barca as part of our cruise in August. Two days before the tour they cancelled, due to a massive system error, even though a day earlier they had...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank markwhittington
    Alex B, Director General at Julia Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Dear markwhittington, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. Please accept my most sincere apologies for the situation that prevented you to visit the Sagrada Familia with us as scheduled back in June. Your comments are highly valuable to keep improving our...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    Very thorough explanation at the Sagrada Familia! Tower access gave us the most incredible views imaginable! Better than the views at Park Guell!

    Thank H3101LFhannahm
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    sukeynsophiag
    18 September 2019|
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    Response from Michael R |
    This is a great tour of the most beautiful cathedral in the world. The cathedral will be very busy with many tours but well worth your time. ENJOY......
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    KevinB0401
    13 August 2019|
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    Response from Mike R | Reviewed this property |
    Sorry, we don’t recall name of tour company.
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    1BarbaraR
    11 August 2019|
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    Response from PhDTraveler0803 | Reviewed this property |
    There is not a hand rail and it's pretty steep/tight. My husband is also 6 feet tall and had no problem with the ceiling height.
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