Discover the city with a tour that focuses on its main attractions: the old town and the main works of the architect Antoni Gaudí.
See the best works of the world-famous architect Antoni Gaudí on a half-day tour of Barcelona.
Anybody did hear from Antoni Gaudí, but you only get an idea of how brilliant this architect really has been, if you participate in this tour. Ton-David Jover knows excellently, how to thrill his guests with his enthusiasm and his lively stories. I fed on the many impressions and stories long after the tour.
Conclusion: Perfect for those, who want to know the essence of Barcelona and enjoy Gaudí's masterpieces.
Let yourself be enchanted by the magical works of Antoni Gaudí on this full-day tour and learn more about the exciting architect.
The best of Barcelona in one day. The tour includes the sights of the old town, the main works of Antoni Gaudí and the unique Picasso Museum.
Three to four hour city walk/city tour of Barcelona dedicated to the famous architect Antoni Gaudí and his buildings.
Our guide will take you on a tour of Barcelona, where you will see the famous highlights as well as the lesser known sights.
Our guide will take you on a tour of Barcelona, where you will learn about all the highlights as well as the Spanish cuisine.
Explore the city on a fun bike tour that focuses on the main attractions.
Discover Barcelona during a private bike tour. Your private guide will show you the most interesting places, hidden corners and their secrets.
Discover the top sights of Barcelona on a guided small group bike tour with lots of background information from a local tour guide.
Discover Barcelona on an exciting Hop-on/Hop-off City Tour and enjoy the most beautiful places and sights of the city.
Walk right past the queue and let your tour guide guide you through one of the most visited buildings in the world - the Sagrada Familia.
Embark on an exciting bicycle tour through Barcelona. Cycle on your high-quality bamboo bike past highlights such as the Sagrada Família
Think green, ride green! Explore Barcelona with your personal guide in your private small group on handmade bamboo wheels
You want to explore Barcelona in a different way? Take a three hour Segway tour through this beautiful city in Catalonia!
Already from the outside, the emblem of Barcelona, the Sagrada Familia, is one of the most impressive churches of the world. So far, two out of three facades have been completed. The façade of Gaudi's birth and the façade of Josep Maria Subirachs' Passion are impressive with their unique - and yet so different from each other - decorations and figures. But under no circumstances should you miss the opportunity to take a look inside! Marvel at the artistic columns and the vault of the ceiling, which is up to 70 metres high. Climb one of the towers and enjoy the unique view over Barcelona. The entrance or ticket costs 18,00€ on site.
If you do not buy your ticket in advance, you can also buy the tickets at the cash desk on site. But: Whoever buys tickets directly at the Sagrada Familia has to wait twice. First you have to queue at the cash desk. There you get a time ticket for a certain time. At this specific time of day you must proceed to the entrance. Since many tickets are issued for a period of time, you will have to wait in line with the other waiting people until you are granted admission. For a spontaneous visit, you should allow at least an hour's waiting time.
The cathedral is one of the top sights of the city. Queues at the entrances of the Sagrada Familia are often endless. In any case, buy tickets online in advance. Additionally, there is the option to book tickets online with priority access.
Also those who book a guided tour through the Sagrada Familia avoid the queue. With your guide you will visit the landmark of Barcelona with priority access. The tour guide will reserve tickets in advance and guide you through a separate entrance past Gaudi's birth front and past the line.
Is it worth buying a ticket to the towers? Definitely, the view over Barcelona is outstanding! But which tower is the best? Where is the view most beautiful? The towers of the basilica have different heights. Those of the birth facades are 98.40 and 107.00 meters high. The towers of the Passion façade measure 107.40 and 112.20 metres in height. Here you have a much better view of Barcelona. The view from the birth façade, on the other hand, is more varied.
The towers, which are not yet finished, are to be up to 172.50 meters high. It will be the largest church tower in the world.
Our tip: Climb the towers at sunrise, but beware: tickets for the towers of the Sagrada Familia cost extra entrance fee.
At last the German virtue number one is worthwhile in the south of Europe: being on time is truly worth its weight in gold at the Sagrada Familia. All tickets for the cathedral are time-based, i.e. they are only valid for a certain period of time. Those who are a quarter of an hour late will unfortunately have to buy a new ticket. Leave in time to be at the basilica on time. The easiest way to do this is by taking the Barcelona Metro.
The Sagrada Familia was planned by Gaudi so that it is visible from all sides of Barcelona. She always seems to be close - but the look can sometimes be deceptive. What is the best way to get to the Sagrada Familia? The Barcelona Metro brings tourists quickly and easily to the front door of the unique basilica. The blue line (L5) comes from south of Cornella and north from Horta-Guinardó, the purple line (L2) connects the Sagrada Familia with the Passeig de Gracia or the districts of Montjuic and Badalona. Just get off at the Sagrada Familia station.
Attention parents! Children under the age of eleven can visit the Sagrada Familia free of charge, which has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1984. Children can also visit the towers free of charge - the same applies to people with disabilities. Students and seniors save at least 2€ on the entrance fee. Free entry to the Sagrada Familia only with the Barcelona Sightseeing Pass which includes free travel on Barcelona's public transport, airport transfers and discounts on many of the city's attractions.
Do you need a travel guide? No, not necessarily. You can visit the Sagrada Familia easily without a guide. With one ticket you can explore the Sagrada Familia on your own. Buy the skip-the-line ticket to avoid waiting times. An audio guide is considered an alternative for visitors without a guide.
Tours are nevertheless very popular. If you want to learn more about the history of the basilica and Gaudì's influences, we recommend a guided tour.
All masterpieces of architecture have one thing in common: their completion took decades, sometimes even centuries. Cologne Cathedral was built for 632 years, the Great Wall of China for two millennia. The Sagrada Familia, with its almost 135 years of history, is almost a little fast. Nevertheless, a lot has happened from the beginning of the work in 1882 to the expected completion in 2026. Here are the top 6 milestones that have shaped and will shape Gaudi's basilica:
What many don't know: Gaudi himself had very little to do with the beginning of the Sagrada Familia. Rather, it was a man with the illustrious name Josep Maria Bocabella i Verdaguer who founded a church society in 1866, which since 1874 has been trying to build a temple of expiation - with an equally illustrious name: Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família.
After a feud with the first architect of the Basilica, Gaudì came forward and until his tragic death in 1926, the Sagrada Familia remained his greatest and most beloved project. In 1892, he began building the façade of his birth, which continued until well after Gaudi's death. Gaudi himself only saw the completion of one of the 18 bell towers in 1925, but to this day, all construction work is based on the plans of the great architect.
In the course of the Spanish Civil War, disaster struck in 1936: revolutionaries set fire to the crypt of the cathedral they hated and destroyed not only parts of the building, but also plans, drawings and photographs that Gaudi had made for the planning of the Sagrada Familia. Miraculously, however, the work on the Basilka never came to a complete halt and is still being carried out according to Gaudi's original plans.
In the construction of the second of three facades of the Sagrada Familia, the sculptor Josep Maria Subirach incorporated his own style. Accordingly - and in keeping with the theme - the Passion façade differs greatly from Gaudi's playful and richly decorated Birth façade. Especially the suffering figures, which can be found everywhere on the façade, were often the cause of controversy.
Pope Benedict XVI is also a great admirer of the Sagrada Familia. As such, he appointed the former Temple of Atonement as a basilica in 2010, just in time for the completion and dedication of the interior. The Sagrada Familia has also earned this title: the largest tower not yet completed will be more than 170 metres high. This would make the Sagrada Familia the highest religious building in all of Europe.
Only 8 of the 18 towers of the Sagrada Familia are still standing. Next to the twelve disciples, the four evangelists and the Virgin Mary, the highest tower in the very middle will soon represent Jesus Christ. To complete the basilica, the third façade must also be built. After Christ's birth and passion, this is now to deal with his resurrection and is to be called the Glory Façade. According to Gaudi's will, this will be the largest and most magnificent of the three facades. So Spain's architects still have a lot to do. With your help, it may be possible to achieve the date you have set, because the construction of the Sagrada Familia is financed solely by the income from tourism and tickets and entrance fees sold.