Your Private Sagrada Familia Guided Tour begins with a 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. Throughout the tour, 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.
Then, it’s time to enjoy skip the line entrance tickets and head inside the Sagrada Familia. Inside, you will 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! Your guide will ensure you get a full appreciation of all of the stories and tales of Sagrada Familia, giving you ample time to ask questions and dive into the history and character of Guadi and his wondrous work!