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La Sagrada Familia Spain tours: prices, duration and tips to make your visit unforgettable!
La Sagrada Familia is definitely the most majestic and stunning monument in Barcelona. This Gaudi’s masterpiece is still incomplete and works are expected to finish in 2026, the year that marks the centenary of the Spanish architect’s death.
The construction is partially declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and this award is limited to the areas built by Gaudi.
The posthumous parts, following anyway the original architectural project, have been added later by other architects. Maybe Gaudi was aware that he would be not able to finish his work and that’s why he planned the whole façade with its 4 major towers.
Do you know the real aim of La Sagrada Familia? Even if it is always considered the new Basilica in Barcelona (it is proclaimed as a Basilica only in 2020 by Pope Benedict XVI), La Sagrada Familia is a temple of Christianity and it is not a case the monument will be the highest attraction of the city and the largest church in the world.
After this historical overview, let’s move to the physical structure of the Church. When you approach this huge monument, you will be charmed by its style, of course, but especially by its towers.
The temple is the consecration of Faith where Jesus’ life and the history of religion are represented. In fact, its 18 towers reflect the main characters of The Bible: 12 of them represent the apostles, 4 are the Evangelists, one is dedicated to the Virgin Mary and the tallest one is the symbol of Jesus Christ that will be topped with a cross reaching a height of 172 meters.
Now that you had an overview from the upper parts, we want you to look at the gigantic façades. La Sagrada Familia has 3 façades. Each one represents a stage of Jesus’ life - Nativity, Passion and Glory – and has an entrance door (it is not still sure which door pilgrims and visitors will enter from).
If, on one hand, the exterior of La Sagrada Familia does not lack anything to be considered as a temple, the human mind is not able to imagine how astonishing the interiors can be.
Although Gaudi designed the Basilica on Gothic and Byzantine church models, La Sagrada Familia is full of light, colours and emotions. The modernist plan of the church looks like a very big Latin cross with 5 different naves.
The most striking elements are the columns reflecting the architecture of the Basilica that has no straight lines. Are you wondering why? The Church is an imitation of nature and the columns are the pillars of nature itself.
Another spectacular feature of La Sagrada Familia is the altar, where the crucified Christ does not look downwards as we are used to see, but his face is turned heavenwards to ask for God’s support.
In order to enjoy the Church in its incredible beauty, you should choose one of our best La Sagrada Familia tours with a guide who can explain you all the messages encrypted in the several architectural wonders.
What are the best tours in Sagrada Familia?
La Sagrada Familia is the most visited venue throughout Spain. Therefore, if you plan a stop in the city of Barcelona, you cannot miss a trip in its Basilica. Here you can find our Basilica of the Sagrada Familia tours list:
- Barcelona Sagrada Familia Skip-the-line Guided Tour
- Barcelona Sagrada Familia Fast Track Guided Tour With Tower Access
- Barcelona Sagrada Familia Premium Guided Tour with Entrance Ticket
Our guided tours of Sagrada Familia include the entrance ticket, it means that you don’t need to wait in queue to access the Church. Without booking your Sagrada Familia cathedral tours in advance, you risk to not find any tickets available or the time slot right for you.
We offer our best Sagrada Familia tours in English, but if you prefer another language, please contact our Tour Managers for your best Sagrada Familia guided tours. We will be glad to arrange your excursions according to your wishes!
How much are Sagrada Familia tours Barcelona?
Our tours to Sagrada Familia may vary from a minimum price basis of 20 Euro per person. The price changes as following local services are added:
- Skip the line ticket
- Number of participants (you can also choose a private tour with a guide only for you)
- Entrance ticket with access to the tower.
All the income of ticket fees is used to finance the on-going works of the Basilica.
We remind you La Sagrada Familia is a real Christian church, so visitors have to respect all relevant dress-code restrictions (no bare shoulders, no shorts, no swimwear, no exposed back or bellies).
How do you pick times for Sagrada Familia tours with tower?
Are you wondering if the access to the tower is worth? Of course, tours Sagrada Familia without the tower cannot be complete!
When you reach the top of the tower, the view will be breath-taking and you will also have the chance to give a look at the development of works!
We arrange our tours to Sagrada Familia best time of day so you can enjoy the Cathedral in its magnificence and be inspired by colours, style, opulence and artistic extravagance.
The entrance to the Tower is not suggested to people who suffer from claustrophobia and mobility problems. La Sagrada Familia is equipped with an elevator that takes you on the top of the tower, while you have to use a very narrow winding staircase to climb down.
When you go down, you will have the great opportunity remark the hidden structures chosen by Gaudi for his unique masterpiece. Browse our site and book the best Sagrada Familia Cathedral tours now at MaskonTravel!