There are few places in the world where you can see something so gorgeous, different, and inspiring. People of all faiths and ethnicities are amazed and thrilled with the Sagrada Familia, especially when they see the exquisite beauty that hides inside. Not only that, you may see this original and magnificent building up close and personal with a bi-lingual walking tour.
How Long Does The Tour Last?
It takes around one and a half hours to get around the entire church and see it all. You will learn all about the building, including the Nativity façade, where the guide will highlight the portal of faith, the portal of charity, the portal of hope, the upper section of the portal of charity and the bell towers. Enjoy a rich history of the building, along with a few of its mysterious secrets.
Talking Your Language
All tours are bi-lingual, and they even have an Italian day on Mondays. The tour is available in Spanish, English, and Italian. If you book a private tour, then only your group has the tour experience. The private tour may be booked in any language you desire. Your guide takes you around the church, explains the history, details the features, and brings you up to speed with this unique Spanish treasure. Learn about the geometry, structure, form, foundation, ballista, light, colour, techniques and materials used to create this gem of a building.
What Are You Waiting For?
With our tour, you may skip the line. The average waiting time to get in is one and a half hours, but with our tour, you may skip the queue and go right in! There is plenty to see outside and inside, which includes a model that Antoni Gaudí built before he joined the project. He was not the only talented artist; the building is stuffed with exquisite carvings and statues. The inside is just as impressive as the outside. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see this unique building and all the splendour within. Book now and guarantee your inclusion in the tour.
Details To Secure Your Place On The Tour
Booking Dates: 19/03 – 31/03
Availability is limited, and the tour only runs up until 2017, at which point it will be closed down, so book today.
Departure: Plaza de la Sagrada Familia, 3. Barcelona
Check In Time: Get there 15 min before the departure time .
Duration: 1 ½ hrs approx.
All tours are bilingual using Spanish and English with Italian on Mondays. Book a private tour to choose another language or english only. Booking further in advance is advisable.
Right To Cancel:
Cancellation Policy states you may cancel 48 hours for a full refund. If you do not show, or cancel too late, then no money is returned.
These are dates where the tour will not be available.
A Unique And Magnificent Building
The Expiatory Church of the Holy Family is a Roman Catholic Church located in Barcelona, designed by Antoni Gaudí (1852–1926), and lovingly restored by the Barcelonan local government. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and it was consecrated in 2010 by Pope Benedict XVI, who turned it into a minor basilica, meaning it doesn’t have to seat a bishop, which also made it more available for tourists, visitors and worshippers.
Construction began in 1882. Gaudí became involved a year later, where he successfully combined curvilinear Art Nouveau forms with a gothic style. Gaudi worked on the church from 1883 right up to 1926, when he died at the age of 73. He designed the church, but only finished less than one quarter of it before he died. Private donations pushed the project forwards slowly, and it was put on hold when the Spanish Civil War began.
Already A Very Popular Tourist Attraction
The building was started in 1882, and is still under construction. Yet, since 2010, it has become world renown and has built quite a following. Its online reputation is fantastic, with outstanding reviews on Google+, Facebook, and Trip Advisor. People are awed and inspired by the building, its history, and the sheer level of detail in its design. It is a place you will remember for the rest of your life.
You will also get to visit and experience the Sagrada Familia museum. See Antoni Gaudi’s inspirational drawings and the plaster models he carved himself. There are pictures and photos showing the history of the church and its development. See how to basilica was built from the ground up, from its very beginnings to what we see today. Plus, you may see pictures and models that show what the building will look like when it is completed in 2026. See, hear and read valuable information about the life and career of the church’s designer Antoni Gaudi.
Go And See It While You Still Can
Construction restarted formally in the 1950s, and it was deemed half finished in 2010. At the current rate of construction, it is due to be completed in 2026. That is why many people are rushing to see it now before it becomes more expensive and more difficult to gain access. It will be fully completed in 2026 on the centenary of Gaudí's death, at which point you will have a hard time getting through the door.