Skip the Line Express Sagrada Família Tour & Tickets

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Location: Barcelona
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 75.0 minutes
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Currency: EUR
Language: English
TimeZone: Europe/Madrid
Highlights - Pre-reserved tickets guarantee your entrance to La Sagrada Família.
- With access to the group entrance, you’ll skip any lines at security.
- Add context to your visit with an expert guide, who will teach you about the architectural tools Gaudi employed, and tell you stories from his fascinating life.
Summary
As Barcelona’s most popular attraction, access to La Sagrada Família is in high demand -- and with very few tickets sold onsite, tickets must be purchased in advance of your visit. On this express tour with pre-reserved tickets and guaranteed entrance, you’ll skip long lines to get straight inside. This is the most accessible way to see one of the most unique churches in world with a trained expert who will tell you its improbable (and often troubled) story, while pointing out architectural elements and details that most guidebooks omit. 
Description
Your short (but sweet!) tour starts right by La Sagrada Família, where you’ll see the basilica  in all of its majesty. Hear from your guide what work remains to be finished, then skip lines to get straight inside. You’ll enter via the Nativity Facade, which is the only one that Gaudí finished in his lifetime. 

During your tour your guide will help you to compare the different faces of the church, showing the different ways that Gaudí’s plans have been interpreted since his death -- and how plans changed during his life too. You’ll also learn about some of the controversies that have swirled around these interpretations.

Stepping inside the Basilica, you’ll fully appreciate the singular genius of Gaudí. As you move between columns designed like trees with capitals forming the canopy of the ceiling, your guide will explain how Gaudí developed his style from both religious, natural, and uniquely Catalonian influences. You’ll also learn about Gaudi’s innovative use of light as you bask in the glow of the rainbow-colored stained-glass windows that fill the sanctuary with an otherworldly atmosphere. 

There’s no church in the world quite like the Sagrada Família and there was no architect quite like Gaudí. As you explore his crowning legacy, you’ll hear how this solitary genius came from a humble artisanal family and rose to the very heights of the Catalonian aristocracy through a combination of genius, know-how, friends in high places, and a nearly fanatical dedication to his religion. From his refusal to marry (or even have romantic relationships) to his death that nearly went unnoticed, you’ll learn all about the man whose vision created and continues to create this building.

After a brief look at some of the highlights of the museum, your guide will give you some additional information about what else you can see, including further museum exhibits and Gaudí’s crypt. Both are easily accessible from the basilica and require no extra entrance fees. The museum in particular showcases the process by which Gaudí designed buildings with an utterly unique system of chains and mirrors that actually anticipated computer-driven design. 

Of all the ways to see the Sagrada Familia, this is the most affordable, easiest and most accessible; perfect for anyone who doesn’t have a huge amount of time in Barcelona but wants to do justice to its most impressive attraction. 


Commentary English: Guide
Included Skip the Line Tickets to the Sagrada Família
Expert guide
Headsets
Excluded Tower Access
Gratuities
Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
Know before you book Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs or strollers on this tour.
Know before you go Please note that the tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the start time. No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no shows after tour commencement or departure.
Comfortable walking shoes recommended.
Please find below general regulations of la Sagrada Familia:
Respectful clothing is required. Both men and women are asked to wear clothing that covers at least the shoulders and knees. Walks cannot be held responsible for denied entry due to improper dress.
There will be a security bag check before entering the site.
For security reasons wheelchairs, baby strollers, persons with reduced mobility, pregnant women & children under 6 years old are not allowed to climb the towers.
Additional Information
Gratuities to guides are appreciated but never obligatory.


Dress Code: Respectful clothing is required. Both men and women are asked to wear clothing that covers at least the shoulders and knees. Walks cannot be held responsible for denied entry due to improper dress.
Health Items

Operating Info

Product Start Date 2020-04-01
Product End Date 2020-10-31
Booking Cut-off 2 hours
Minimum 1 guests per booking
Maximum 20 guests per booking
Valid Only on date on reservation

Availability Notes

From To Notes
January 01, 2021 October 31, 2021 2:00 PM Departure - Mon, Wed, Thurs, Sat (except: 06 Jan 2021, 05 Apr 2021, 01 May 2021, 11 Sep 2021)
January 01, 2021 October 31, 2021 4:00 PM Departure - Mon, Wed, Thurs, Sat (except: 06 Jan 2021, 05 Apr 2021, 01 May 2021, 11 Sep 2021)

Locations

Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 41.404887, 2.1734887
Address: Gaudi's Avenue, Av. de Gaudí 2, Barcelona, 20805, ES
Directions: https://www.google.com/maps/place/KFC/@41.404887,2.1734887,18z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x12a4a2dcb53318a5:0x9640a16b29c0fdc7!8m2!3d41.4048873!4d2.1745835
Notes: This tour meets at "Gaudi's Avenue" (Av. de Gaudí 2, 208025 Barcelona), next to La Sagrada Familia. Your guide will be standing in the middle of the avenue, in front of an old fashioned, wrought iron lamp post, holding a WALKS sign. The meeting point is between KFC and Burger King. The metro stop is "Sagrada Familia", on lines L2 (purple) and L5 (blue). Please be aware that there are multiple metro exits.
Start Location Notes Gaudi's Avenue, Av. de Gaudí 2, Barcelona, 20805, ES
End Location Address La Sagrada Familia, Carrer de Mallorca, 401, Barcelona, 08013, ES
Type: Ends location
Lat & Long: 41.4036299, 2.1743558
Address: La Sagrada Familia, Carrer de Mallorca, 401, Barcelona, 08013, ES
Notes:
Start Location Notes Gaudi's Avenue, Av. de Gaudí 2, Barcelona, 20805, ES
End Location Address La Sagrada Familia, Carrer de Mallorca, 401, Barcelona, 08013, ES

Cancellation

Cancellation Policy: standard
Cancellation Cut-off: 72 hours
Cancellation Notes: Cancellations received greater than 72 hours prior to tour commencement are fully refundable. Cancellations received within 72 hours of tour commencement are nonrefundable. Amendment requests are subject to availability and price changes. Late arrivals and no shows are nonrefundable. This is applicable to any tour participant that fails to arrive, or arrives after tour departure.

Pricing

2020 PRICING RETAIL PRICE NET RATE
Adult 15-99 years €53.00 Available on request
Child 2-14 years €48.00 Available on request
Infant 0-1 years €0.00 Available on request

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Other Information

Terms and Conditions

Before you travel, please read our important notes about possible disruptions & site entrance requirements.

Voucher Info

Mobile tickets will be accepted

FAQ What should I wear in the Sagrada Familia and other religious sites?

Both men and women are asked to wear clothing that covers at least the shoulders and knees. It is sufficient to bring extra coverings (e.g., a scarf) with you, and to put them on before entering to the holy sites.

Can I bring a bag with me into the Sagrada Familia?

Yes, but you can only bring small bags and backpacks. They will be checked before you enter the church.

Confirmation necessary? No
Redemption Your voucher will be collected or scanned on redemption