Your Sagrada Familia Semi-Private Group Tour begins with a meet and greet just next to the basilica while you, your fellow travelers, and your guide get acquainted. There, you will be able to take advantage of the unobstructed view of Gaudi’s creation. Your guide will share the history behind this architectural wonder, Gaudi’s life, and his inspirations as you visit external vantage points.
Wanting to share the story of the Bible with his fellow citizens, Gaudi made the bold move of depicting stories from the Bible on the façades of Sagrda Familia 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 Christ’s 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 facades, inspired by Gaudi’s deep faith. You will learn these and many other interesting facts from your expert guide.
Once inside the Sagrada Familia, enjoy the magnificence and serenity of the space 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 light beaming through the colorful stained glass windows and feel the atmosphere of the enchanted forest made of stone. Your tour will conclude inside the basilica, allowing you as much free time as you desire to wander around and revel in the stories shared with you by your top-rated guide.