Express Early Morning Private Sagrada Familia Tour
LivTours Express Private Sagrada Familia Tour is an excellent way to see the most visited monument in Spain. An early start means missing the crowds, enjoying the solitude of being some of the very first people to enter the basilica. Your expert local guide will give you a more in-depth understanding of the unique architecture, the history behind this almost finished basilica as well as share the plethora of symbolism. Your guide will also allow you plenty of time to take photographs of the stunning stained glass window interior.
Your guide will be waiting for you just next to the very best vantage point for admiring the basilica from the ground. A project that was started by a poor shopkeeper in the 1870s by collecting anonymous contributions, the basilica is entering its final stages of construction while still being built by private donations. You will find out who the first architect was and how Gaudi came to be in charge of one of the most admired buildings in the world. His creativity knew no bounds and the final construction will host 18 bell towers with the tallest one reaching the dizzying height of 172 meters, just over 560 feet. The interior is a jaw-dropping homage to the art of stained glass and architecture which broke the molds.
- Enjoy skip the line access to Gaudi’s masterpiece, la Sagrada Familia
- Experience the luxury of a private tour with just your party and your expert guide
- Marvel at the architectural details of la Sagrada Familia with your local expert guid
- Discover Spain’s most visited monument in this captivating 1.5 hour tour
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Our prices always include tickets and reservations fees (no waiting in lines!)
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Your Express Private Sagrada Familia Tour begins with meeting your guide at the best vantage point for seeing the basilica from street level. The soft morning light is perfect for taking photographs of the most visited monument in Spain. Your expert guide will start your private visit by sharing with you the history of how the idea of a simple bookshop keeper became a reality over 150 years ago.
You will find out how Gaudi turned the first architect’s plans on their head by depicting the story of The Bible on the façades of the basilica. The façade showing the story of Jesus during his time on Earth hosts over 300 animals and people and faces East – the direction which is the start of every day. The opposite façade shows the story of Easter with the 12 biblical stories that lead up to the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. Your expert guide will tell you about the main façade, dedicated to the Final Judgment and the Glory of God, and why it is not yet decorated. Gaudi was a deeply religious man, using symbolism throughout his designs and your expert guide will give you greater insight into that symbolism, as well as the unique architectural feats.
Once inside, admire the tenuous morning light beaming through the colorful stained glass windows as you soak up the atmosphere of the magical stone forest created by Gaudi, along with engaging commentary from your 5-star guide on this marvellous creation. Come enjoy a morning of solitude and amazing architecture with LivTours!
- First entry tickets
- In depth history of the complex
- Your own professional, private LivTours guide
- Detailed explanation of the exterior and interior
- Sagrada Familia main floor
- Offered in: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian. Please specify under “Additional notes” if you wish to book the tour in a language other than English.
- 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.
LivTours’ group size of max 6 participants is and always has been based on sustainable travel, and we are proud to be at the forefront of change and innovation in the industry. LivTours is committed to providing travelers with truly sustainable tours with the lowest possible environmental impact, all while supporting the local industries and people of each unique destination. To learn more about how you can actively support sustainable tourism and how LivTours is contributing, click here.
When you book a LivTours Private Tour or Experience, you are guaranteed a dedicated, expert guide that allows you the flexibility to start your tour at a time which is convenient for you, making planning easy. Our private tours ensure that you will get a tailored experience to meet all your needs so we go at your pace, perfect for families with younger children, elderly, or individuals with accessibility needs. Please be advised that all private tours begin at a base price starting at two people*. Prices are inclusive of entry tickets where applicable. *Some Ferrari private experiences are inclusive of one person only.
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Amazing tour, would highly highly recommend!
"The Morning Sagrada Familia private tour was outstanding!! The LiveTours guide was super informative, never rushed us, and was very passionate about all the details! She was perfectly on time and was very prepared with all the necessary material and more. "
Luke B - United States
We definitely recommend this tour
"We were very pleased with our tour of the Sagrada Familia with LivSpain's guide, Maria. She was an excellent guide and very personable. Accessing the church in the early morning is also well worth whatever difficulties you might have getting there early. We entered before the main crowds and had the chance to explore and admire the architecture in complete comfort. "
Carl - UK
5 star tour of the Sagrada Familia
"How many times had we seen the Sagrada Familia cathedral in art and coffee table books! Believe me, to see it in real life, is breathtaking!!! If you are like us and want to understand the history of this masterpiece and what influenced this particular style, we can highly recommend that you take LivSpain's tour. We were particulary happy that we had booked an early morning entrance as we were able to wonder around and really appreciate this marvelous creation without too many other people around. "
Bernard - UK
By selecting Choose Dates Later / Buy as Gift at booking, any tour can be purchased without fixed dates. This is the perfect option if you want to purchase your tour as a gift for a loved one, or if you are in the pre-planning phase of your vacation. After booking, you will receive a Travel Voucher Code and full instructions on how to schedule your tours when ready. Once your travel plans are confirmed, you can easily use the Travel Voucher Code on the LivTours website to formally schedule your tours. You can find out more here.