Early Access Sagrada Familia Tour | Semi-Private Experience
LivTours Semi-Private Early Access Sagrada Familia Tour brings the best of this outstanding world-renowned monument to you with early entrance tickets allowing you to soak up this marvelous wonder without the crowds. Your top-rated, enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide will take you and your small group on a journey through the wonders of this truly unique Catholic basilica pointing out to you the most important elements and allowing you plenty of time to take photographs.
You will meet your guide even before the monument opens to enjoy the outstanding façades and hear the history of this project that was started in the 1870s by a small bookshop keeper and brought to reality by Barcelona’s most eccentric architect, Antonio Gaudi. After exploring the stained glass interior, you will have access to the bell tower offering phenomenal views from its height of 19 stories. But do not worry about climbing all that way – it is a mandatory elevator up allowing you to stop at various lookout points as you make your way down the 400 some stairs.
- Relish skip the line access entrance to Gaudi’s masterpiece of la Sagrada Familia
- Experience a semi-private tour with a small group of no more than six people
- Marvel at the architectural details of la Sagrada Familia with your expert guide
- Soak in the stunning views from the top of one of the bell towers open to the public
- Discover Spain’s most visited monument in this enthrowing 2 hour tour
Semi-Private tours and experiences are guaranteed six participants max.
Our prices always include tickets and reservations fees (no waiting in lines!)
Our tour guides and staff are selected experts and speak perfect English
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Your Semi-Private Early Access Sagrada Familia Tour begins with an early meet and greet just next to the basilica and while you and your guide get acquainted, you will be able to take advantage of the unobstructed view of Gaudi’s creation in the morning light, by snapping a few keepsake photos. Once you have taken your photos your guide will lead you and your semi-private group over to another beautiful vantage point where you will learn about the history behind this rare architectural wonder, Gaudi’s life, and his inspirations.
Wanting to share the story of the Bible with his fellow citizens, Gaudi made the bold move of depicting the story on the façades with stone figures. The side facing the east, with over 300 animals and people, depicts the Birth of Christ and his 33 years of life on Earth. The opposite façade shows the 12 Stations of the Cross and his ascension into Heaven. While the southern facing façade, yet to be decorated, will show the Final Judgment and the Glory of God. Your guide will take the time to share with you the details and meaning behind the decoration, inspired by Gaudi’s deep faith. You will learn these and many other interesting and curious facts only with your LivTours expert tour guide.
Once inside the Sagrada Familia, enjoy the serenity of the early morning hours as you explore the basilica’s awe-inspiring interior with its soaring ceilings. Be prepared to be entranced by the expressive architecture of Gaudi which was designed to simulate a forest, a place of nature where Gaudi felt closest to God. See the incredible morning light beaming through the colorful stained glass windows and feel the atmosphere of the enchanted forest made of stone! You will be given a bit of free time to wander around and process all of the stories and tales presented to you by your expert guide before meeting your guide again to gain access to one of the bell towers open to the public. From the top, you will see the incredible grid-like urban architecture of the Eixample district and aerial views unlike those of other major cities, with a unique pattern of carefully designed municipal engineering.
- Skip-the-line access to Sagrada Familia
- Introductory Speech of the history and exterior
- Sagrada Familia doors and main floor
- Sagrada Familia's altar
- Tower climb (weather permitting)
- Places of worship have strict dress code requirements for entry. All participants are required to have shoulders and knees covered (no tank tops or short dresses) to enter.
- There is no photography allowed in some or all areas of this tour.
- Due to these unprecedented times and ongoing safety and regulation changes, some sites may have limited accessibility if the venue can not guarantee social distancing which may lead to unforeseen tour modifications. Thank you for your understanding.
- LivTours’ group size of max 6 participants is and always has been based on sustainable travel and especially in these new times, we are proud to be at the forefront of the innovation, changes, and challenges that are presented to us during this post-pandemic time. At the moment, due to COVID-19 safety regulations, the museums and sites visited on this tour require wearing a mask while on the site. Please bring one for every participant over 6 years of age.
All LivTours Semi-Private Group Tours are limited to 6 guests per tour guide. Our commitment to maintaining our uniquely tiny group sizes can sometimes be a little tricky, mathematically speaking. For example, we want to ensure that traveling families and friends can tour together so on rare occasions we may add one or two guests in order to not split groups. On that same note, you may also find yourself on tour with less than six people! We thank you for your understanding and flexibility.
Covid-19All of our tours and experiences are in compliance with the latest local Covid-19 safety protocols. More information can be found in the voucher you will receive upon booking your tour/s.
Only way to see the Sagrada Familia
"You can't come to Barcelona and not plan to see the Sagrada Familia cathedral. But take our advice: book the early morning tour with LivSpain. We were so happy with this tour : it was everything that it promised....and more!! Getting into the cathedral fairly early in the morning is the ONLY way to do it! Our guide was awesome : intelligent, well prepared, friendly and funny! This tour made seeing the Sagrada Familia so much more memorable : certainly a highlight of our time in Barcelona."
Berta James - USA
Really worth having the early entrance
"Our experience after taking LivSpain's tour is that you should definitely book the early access entrance into the Sagrada Familia. We were there in the height of the tourist season and it was a real relief to be able to get in before the masses and see the church and buildings in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. Our guide Jorge was really cool! He knew everything there is to know about Gaudi and the building of the Sagrada Familia and he told alot of interesting (and funny) stories that gave us special insight into this awesome place. Also, being in a small group (of just 5 people) made it even more special. You won't regret booking this tour!!"
BernardT. - Australia
Great tour in every way
"I was so glad I had booked the early entrance tour to the Sagrada Familia for our family. I think we got so much more out of seeing this strange but beautiful cathedral by doing so with a local guide (who was, by the way, just fantastic!!) and by being able to get in before the big crowds. The guide pointed out many details and made it so much more interesting than if we had gone on our own with tour book in hand. If you book this tour, you won't be disappointed!"
SusanL. - USA
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