We purchased our tickets while on the "Hop on Hop off" bus tour, which is a must! in Barcelona.
We heard of the "La Sagrada Familia" tour while on the bus and purchased our tickets for Thursday 14 3PM tour.
We were blessed having Ana Mayoral as our tour guide!
We arrived at Julia Travel's agency at 3:00 PM promptly and we had no problems finding the address. We used our iPhone to locate the address, plus we got the correct directions from the staff on the bus... so we didn't have any issues getting there.
We checked in with one of the staff whom was validating the tickets. Once this was done, they asked us to await across the street, right in front of the part, which faces the basilica.
There was approximately 46 people in total and it was divided in two groups. The tour guides where fluent in both Spanish and English, and our guide, Ana Mayoral, translated perfectly both languages (I'm bilingual).
We started our walk towards the basilica from the agency at around 3:15 PM. We arrived the 'group tour' entrance where she provided us with the tickets to get in, then, they provided head sets which would allow us to hear her clearly... this is the best part! because no matter how far you were, you could hear her clearly.
Ana, took her time in describing in detail the significance of all of the sides of the structure, the history behind the basilica, responded to questions on the building materials used, historical dates and visits of well know, capacity questions, architects involved in building this fascinating and beautiful basilica and much more. She was very patient answering all questions presented, was always very professional and friendly, patient with those whom stranded away and new how to manage the large group.
Our tour ended approximately at 5:05 PM and it was overwhelming, so much to see! We then had free time to take photos and visit the gift shop.
Overall, we were very happy with the service Ms. Mayoral provided via Julia Travel agency.
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