How to buy tickets to the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona

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Getting tickets to the Sagrada Familia can be a challenging task. Did you know that almost 5 million people visit this monument each year? That’s why it can be difficult to get your tickets.

Access to the Sagrada Familia is strictly limited to a certain number of visitors each day. For this reason advance bookings are strongly recommended.

If you want to know more about the temple, take a look at the some tips to visit the Sagrada Familia, where you have all the information you need to prepare your visit to the basilica.

Keep reading to how to buy your tickets for the Sagrada Familia (Holy Family in English) in advance.

Buy your tickets well in advance

You should be aware that the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona is a monument that receives thousands of visitors and the number of people who can visit it every day is limited. In addition to this, the number of people that can visit the church at the same time is also limited. As a result, I can’t emphasize enough that you should purchase your tickets to visit the Sagrada Familia well in advance.

If you get there there without your tickets, you risk not being able to enter the Sagrada Familia.

Buy your tickets now if you plan to travel during high season

There are many critical periods throughout the year including high season (April-September), especially in the summer, almost every national holiday, Easter, and Christmas. During peak periods (high season weekends, bank holidays, etc.) there’s a possibility that after standing 2 hours in the queue for the ticket office you’ll get a ticket with the entrance time 3 hours later. Thus your plans for the day may be ruined and you’ll be stuck for half the day near Sagrada Familia.

You risk not getting tickets to the Sagrada Familia during low season too…

Nevertheless, don’t assume that because you go there during the low season you will encounter fewer tourists visiting the Sagrada Familia. There are countless factors that can end up in tickets being quickly sold out. In low season, for example, the Sagrada Familia receives many groups of students as well as seniors.

When to buy your tickets to the Sagrada Familia

Don’t wait until the last minute to buy your tickets. Purchase your tickets to the Sagrada Familia as soon as you decide the date of your visit to Barcelona.

As a rule of thumb, you can purchase your tickets 3-4 months in advance. And even if you do so, depending on the time of the year as I mentioned before, tickets could be sold out for certain dates soon after they are available.

Where to buy your tickets to the Sagrada Familia

Buy your tickets online through my favorite Sagrada Familia tickets provider.

Why getting your tickets online there?

  • Get fast-track access to the Sagrada Familia.
  • Access to the museum inside the Sagrada Familia included.
  • Downloadable Sagrada Familia app with audio guide.
  • Free cancellation included: cancel for free until 48 hours before your visit.

What are the types of tickets and how much do they cost

There are several types of tickets to visit the Sagrada Familia, and each one has a different price. Make sure you check the current prices.

What tickets to the Sagrada Familia should you choose?

  • If you’re interested in visiting one of the towers of the Sagrada Familia, buy the Sagrada Familia Fast Track & Towers ticket. It’s the only one that includes the visit to the towers, that you can’t access otherwise.
  • Even if you’re traveling on a low budget, avoid buying the Sagrada Familia Basic Ticket and choose the Sagrada Familia Fast Track ticket. The Sagrada Familia is an impressive, huge and complex work, and the audioguide will allow you to make the most out of your time.

Here are the different types of tickets.

Sagrada Familia: Fast Track & Towers

The package includes:

  • Tickets with fast track access to the Basilica of the Sagrada Familia.
  • Visit to one of the towers: on the Nativity façade, with views of the eastern side of Barcelona, or on the Passion façade, with views of the city center.
  • Audioguide.

Restrictions:

  • The towers can only be visited by children 6 years old and over.
  • Children younger than 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • You must take the lifts up to the top of the towers and take the stairs down.
  • For safety reasons, people with functional disabilities or in wheelchairs cannot visit the towers.
  • The tower lifts may be closed due to bad weather (strong wind and/or rain).

The experience of visiting one of the towers of the Sagrada Familia is quite similar. The main difference is in the views of Barcelona you can enjoy from each tower.

The views are quite similar. However, if I had to pick one, I would suggest you to climb tower of the Nativity Façade (Torre del Nacimiento), because it allows to contemplate up close the only façade of the temple designed entirely by Antoni Gaudí. The Façade of the Nativity is, along with the crypt, the only areas of the temple declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

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Sagrada Familia: Fast Track

The package includes:

  • Tickets with fast track access to the Basilica of the Sagrada Familia.
  • Sagrada Familia audioguide.

See all the details about the Sagrada Familia: Fast Track ticket »

Sagrada Familia: Guided Tour

The package includes:

  • Fast-track access to the Basilica of the Sagrada Familia with your group.
  • Guided tour with professional guide.

Additional information about the guided tour:

  • This guided tour lasts approximately 1h30min.
  • Guided tours are available in English, Spanish, German, French, Italian and Dutch.
  • There will be no more than 30 people per group.
  • The group entrance meeting point is on Avinguda de Gaudí, 2.

See all the details about the Sagrada Familia: Guided Tour ticket »

Sagrada Familia: Fast Track, Towers & Guided Tour

The package includes:

  • Tickets with fast track access to the Basilica of the Sagrada Familia.
  • Visit to one of the towers: on the Nativity façade, with views of the eastern side of Barcelona, or on the Passion façade, with views of the city center.
  • Guided tour with professional guide.

Additional information about the guided tour:

  • This guided tour lasts approximately 1h30min.
  • Guided tours are available in English, German, French and Spanish.
  • The group entrance meeting point is on Carrer de Sardenya, 311.

Restrictions:

  • The towers can only be visited by children 6 years old and over.
  • Children younger than 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • You must take the lifts up to the top of the towers and take the stairs down.
  • For safety reasons, people with functional disabilities or in wheelchairs cannot visit the towers.
  • The tower lifts may be closed due to bad weather (strong wind and/or rain).

See all the details about the Sagrada Familia: Fast Track, Towers & Guided Tour ticket »

The Gaudí Bundle: Sagrada Familia Fast Track & Park Güell

The package includes:

  • Tickets with fast track access to the Basilica of the Sagrada Familia.
  • Sagrada Familia audioguide.
  • Tickets with access to the monumental area of Park Güell.

See all the details about the Gaudí Bundle ticket »

How much time should you spend visiting?

It really depends on what type of traveler you are. Are you a quick visitor or a person who loves to observe every detail and contemplate the wonders of humanity very calmly?

On average, most visitors spend 2 hours to visit the Sagrada Familia. The complex is very large and the distance that you will walk too. Even if you want to visit the complex quickly, don’t expect to walk through the whole area in less than 1 hour.

How to buy tickets to the Sagrada Familia

To purchase your tickets to the Sagrada Familia, visit my favorite Sagrada Familia tickets provider and select type of ticket you want to buy.

The website has a very simple and easy-to-use interface so the purchasing process should be pretty straightforward.

Please, when you type your personal information, double check that your email address doesn’t have any typos. Otherwise you won’t receive your tickets.

A few minutes after the purchase, you’ll receive an email with your tickets.

Now all you have to do is print your tickets or download them on you smartphone. Don’t forget them back at home or at your accommodation in Barcelona!

Do you need more information on Barcelona?

This article is part of a complete guide about Barcelona where you can read all the information you need to plan your trip to this popular destination in Spain.

Here is a complete summary of all the guide:

1. When to visit Barcelona
2. How many days to spend in Barcelona
3. How to get to Barcelona
4. How to move around Barcelona
5. Barcelona hotels: where to stay in Barcelona
6. What to eat in Barcelona
7. What to do in Barcelona
8. Tips to visit the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona
9. How to buy tickets to the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona
10. Tips to attend a FC Barcelona match
11. How to buy FC Barcelona tickets
12. Day trips from Barcelona

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