Daily at 10 am & 3.15 pm
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  • Gaudí – The Sagrada Família Tour
  • Gaudí – The Sagrada Família Tour
  • Gaudí – The Sagrada Família Tour
  • Gaudí – The Sagrada Família Tour
  • Gaudí – The Sagrada Família Tour
  • Gaudí – The Sagrada Família Tour
  • Gaudí – The Sagrada Família Tour
  • Gaudí – The Sagrada Família Tour

Gaudí – The Sagrada Família Tour

Overview

Overview

 Fast track entrance to the Sagrada Família. Relax in a comfortable bus while a friendly guide reveals Gaudí’s world of fantasy and geometry.

You will start with a drive along Passeig de Gràcia avenue, which has two of Gaudí’s most famous works: Casa Batlló and La Pedrera. You will then go towards the Sagrada Família for a guided tour and some free tour.

Tour Details

  • When: Daily at 10 AM all year round; and at 3.15 PM, except Sunday, from April 1 to October 31.
  • Duration: 2h30 approx.
  • Language: English. This tours is also available in French from April.
  • Price: 44 € per adult;  22 € per child (aged 3 to 12). Includes entrance fee to Sagrada Família (worth 15 €).
  • Transport: Comfortable roomy air-conditioned private bus. Please note that all our coach tours involve some light walking.
  • Itinerary: Plaça Catalunya > Passeig de Gràcia > drive past the façades of Casa Batlló and La Pedrera > Eixample > Sagrada Família guided visit + free time > Plaça Catalunya.

Why do our customers book this tour?

  • Fast track entrance to the Sagrada Família.
  • The tour is only in English making it easier for you to follow the whole story.
  • Sagrada Família is at the end of the tour, so you can stay on and savor the building for as long as you like.

What's included

  • Entrance tickets and fast track to Sagrada Família.
  • Roomy and air conditioned bus with big windows
  • Free time in Sagrada Família

What's not included

  • Access to the towers in Sagrada Família.
  • You will drive past, but not get out of the bus for the passeig de Gracia, Casa Batlló and la Pedrera part
  • Food and drinks. There is water available in the bus for 1 €.

Please note

  • This tour involves some walking.
  • This is not a wheelchair accessible vehicle. However, if you have limited mobility (i.e. you can get on and off the coach) we can take your wheelchair with us.
  • Dress code inside the temple:For safety, no hats are allowed inside the nave or the museum except for religious, health or belief-related reasons.Visitors may not enter barefoot.As it is a Catholic church, visitors must dress appropriately, following these restrictions:
    • No see-through clothing
    • Tops must cover the shoulders
    • No plunging necklines or exposed backs or bellies
    • Shorts and skirts must come down to at least mid-thigh
    • Visitors will not be allowed to enter with special clothing to celebrate any sort of festivities, nor with any decorations designed to distract or draw attention for artistic, religious, promotional or any other purposes.
What will I see?

What will I see?

Who was Gaudí?

Antoni Gaudí was a visionary architect during Barcelona’s modernista period early 1900. He graced Barcelona with nearly all its extraordinary buildings. No less than 7 have been listed as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO, including Sagrada Família and Casa Batlló.

Open your eyes, heart and mind – wonder at how Gaudí used nature as his source of inspiration, you will find that what seems like chaos is actually based in sophisticated mathematics. Each detail is full of surprises waiting to be discovered.

Passeig de Gràcia

You will start with a drive along Passeig de Gràcia, a broad elegant avenue that was built for and by the wealthy Barcelonians and they have never left; luxury and design shops line the street along with major banks and the stock exchange. Architectural details include modernist lampposts and Gaudí’s tiles for the pavement and a myriad of grand buildings:

  • La Pedrera, Casa Milà. Check out the wavy façade with its extraordinary balconies, and don’t miss the top with the weird chimneys that resemble soldiers looking out for the residents.
  • Casa Batlló. Casa Batlló is not just a building but an artistic legend. There are so many stories about the Casa Batlló! From the exceptional façade that reflects a tranquil sea to the battle between Saint George and the dragon,
  • The block of discord. Passeig de Gràcia was where the main architects from the modernista style had the chance to show their best: Gaudí with Casa Batlló, Domènech i Montaner with Casa Lleó Morera and Puig i Cadafalch with Casa Amatller

Sagrada Família

The jewel in the crown of Gaudí’s works, the temple is a synthesis of his overall conception of architecture. The richness of detail and its significance need explaining in order to appreciate this fascinating and extraordinary building in full.

Gaudí wished the temple, which is still being built, to be financed by the people, not by taxes or funding, and that’s just what your entrance fees do (included in our tour price): finance the completion of the building started in 1882.

  • Outside. Each façade explains a chapter of Jesus’ life. You will walk in through the Birth Façade – look closely, the whole nativity is represented there. At the other side of the basilica is the Passion Façade, representing the stages before Jesus died.
  • The basilica. There are no words to describe the first time you enter the Sagrada Família. The curved columns resembling trees, the light that dances and plays across the hall in a constant change of colors. Just wait and see!
  • Museum. The studio workshop is essential to understand how Gaudí worked and thought. The models he used are beyond anyone’s imagination.
The tour will end at the Sagrada Familia, so if you wish to, you can stay there for as long as you want. That will give you the opportunity to visit the museum.
What to expect

What to expect

Schedule

You can choose to do the morning tour at 10 AM or afternoon at 3:15 pm.

Itinerary

  1. Departure point in Plaça Catalunya, in front of Hotel Olivia Plaza
  2. Passeig de Gràcia avenue
  3. Casa Batlló and La Pedrera, from outside
  4. Eixample – the expansion district
  5. Sagrada Família: guided visit of the exterior and interior + free time
  6. End of tour and return to Plaça Catalunya

Will I have free time?

Yes, we balance the tour with some free time in Sagrada Família. And if you are hungry for more, you can always stay longer at the Sagrada Família, as that is where the tour will end.

Guide

Discover Barcelona by the hand of a friendly and knowledgeable guide.

Driver

Enjoy the peace of mind of being driven by a professional driver, who will take care of your safety and will adapt the pace of the tour so you have time to look out and take pictures.

Coach

Discover the city from a roomy and air conditioned bus with big windows – great for pictures!

This is a new bus. It is not only comfortable, but also has a low emissions engine. This means we help reduce the air pollution in Barcelona and reduce the CO2 climate change emissions.

How large is the group?

The absolute maximum is 40 people.

Will I hear the guide easily?

Yes, we use a radio-guide whisper system. You will listen to the guide directly from your earphones.

This is also a neighbor-friendly measure. We are not loud but talk softly through the radio-guides, giving some peace to the people who live nearby.

Additional information

  • Secure and easy booking
  • Instant confirmation
  • All departures are guaranteed
You don’t need to print your voucher.
Departure point

Departure point

The tour will start from plaça Catalunya, in front of Deutsche Bank and Hotel Olivia Plaza. Please arrive 15 minutes before departure time. Look for the orange umbrellas!

Reviews

Reviews

Check our reviews and see what our customers say about this tour.

Posted by RAFFI & DOROTHEA - 01 Sep 2017

Alexia was our quide in Gaudi Sagrada familia tour. She is lovely. Really friendly and gave us a lot of useful information not only for SF but for all we asked her. Thank so much Alexia for making our trip more pleasant

Posted by Janet - 24 Apr 2017

“Outstanding guide, wonderful experience. Best tour in Europe!”
Terrific opportunity (on Easter Sunday) to see Sagrada Familia church. Guide was outstanding, bus from central location was fine, but the walk to the church nearly finished us. All in all, it was a wonderful experience and our best tour in Europe. Next time I'll turn back the clock and arrive in Europe 10 years younger!
Reviewed by Janet – United States on Get Your Guide, 19 April 2017

Posted by Simon Kent - 15 Apr 2017

Fantastic tour guide (Aida) really bought Barcelona and Gaudi to life for us – wished we had booked more tours with BGC and will do so when we return. She was funny, informative and really welcoming, and the short coach journey to Sagrada Familia was full of really great snippets of information.

Sagrada Familia was breath-taking, nothing we'd heard about it before did justice to the stunning interior. Again, Aida was fabulous with her explanations about the architecture and the symbolism used by Gaudi – what a wonderful way to spend a couple of hours. Thank you!

Posted by Clive - 10 Jan 2017

“The best guided tour I have ever been on!”

Arriving between Christmas and the New Year and without any preparation I was disappointed to find the the tickets to see Sagrada Familia were sold out until the Saturday which was the day we were coming home. I have used getyourguild before in Amsterdam so looked it up online and was delighted to find tickets available with a guide for the next day. The guide used audio equipment which was just brilliant and she was extremely knowledgeable, very pleased with the whole experience from booking to rendevous and the guided tour we would definately book again and would encourage others to book!
Reviewed by Clive from UK on Get Your Guide, 30 December 2016

Posted by Turist555310 - 11 Aug 2016

"Very recommended!"

The visit to the Sagarda Familia was great in all means!
It was well organized, on time, a very high class bus and most important- our guide Anna Lluisa was very professional, with wide knowledge and sensitivity to the group level of interest and differences in age and language. There is no doubt we could not enjoy our visit so much without the facilitation of GBG.

Reviewed on tripadvisor by Turist from Tel Aviv, Israel

Posted by Get Your Guide - 27 Jul 2016

“Nice tour with good English speaking guide” 5/5 stars
The guide is very informative and I learned a lot about Sagrada Familia. Thing I wouldn't have known if I chose an audio guide or went by myself.
Reviewed from Taiwan on Get Your Guide, 9 May 2016

Posted by tgdow - 28 Feb 2016

“Great way to discover Barcelona” 5/5 stars
We used Barcelona Guide Bureau on our recent trip to Barcelona. We went on two tours: the Gaudi/Sagrada Familia and the Gothic/Picasso Museum tours. Both tours were excellent. The guides were knowledgeable and pleasant. It was a great way to see the city and I would highly recommend it.

Reviewed by tgdow from Arizona, USA, on TripAdvisor, 14 September 2015

Posted by Lex_Tex_Mex - 28 Feb 2016

"Knowledgeable guides" 5/5 stars
We booked the Sagrada Familia tour before leaving for Barcelona, and we're glad we did it. The guide was very knowledgeable, and explained everything about the church, and why it was built the way it is. It was very interesting. We were also given the option to stay on longer after the tour, to explore further and shop for souvenirs, and the guide advised us on the best way to get back home. It was overall a great experience, and I would recommend it to friends.

Visited August 2015
Reviewed by Lex_Tex_Mex from South Africa, on TripAdvisor, 11 September 2015

Posted by sarahK4273SJ - 12 Feb 2016

'Neomi was an excellent tour guide. She was Informative and knowledgeable about Sagrada Familia and the surrounding area' 5/5 stars

I would recommend this Sagrada familia tour. It was the perfect amount of time and they were very organized. Neomi was a knowledgeable tour guide and made sure the group was together at all times.

Visited November 2015
Reviewed by sarahK4273SJ on TripAdvisor

Posted by Leanne - 06 Aug 2015

“Wow! Gaudi genius.” 5/5 stars

Awesome visit to La Sagrade Familia today. Part of the Sagrada Familia tour from Barcelona Guide Bureau. Our guide "Artur" gave us an audio tour of the bascilia. Showing us many of the special attractions Gaudi incorporated into his design. Both the Nativy & Passion entrances depicted many biblical scenes. The inside was breath-taking. The use of natural light filtering through the myriad of stained glass windows gave the basilica a special feel. The intricacies of the bronze doors, shell washbasins for baptism, the stalls that will hold over 1000 choirists etc. Each piece adds to the total awesomeness of the cathedral. No wonder, the spanish people are still working on it to achieve Gaudi's vision.

Reviewed on tripadvisor by Leanne, from Sydney Australia.

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