The Sagrada Família is the most famous church in Barcelona, receiving millions of locals and foreign visitors every single year. If you don’t want to wait in a long line, you should know how and where you can Book Sagrada Familia Tickets before your arrival.
How to buy tickets for Sagrada Familia
Tickets to La Sagrada Família can be bought directly from the ticket offices located just outside the monument but there are great advantages if you buy your tickets online. Not only you will be able to purchase your tickets in advance, but it will save you a lot of time and money.
The tickets prices are as follows:
- Regular ticket: 18€ at the ticket office or 15€ online. Retirees pay 14€ or 11€, and students pay 16€ or 13€, respectively. Free entry for children under 11 years old age. This ticket does not include a visit to the towers and a guided tour.
- Guided tours: 29€ at the ticket office or 24€ online. Retirees pay 23€ or 18€, and students pay 27€ or 22€, respectively. The guided tours will be available in English, French, Catalan, Spanish, Italian or German.
- Audio guide: 26€ at the ticket office or 22€ online. Retirees pay 21€ or 17€, and students pay 24€ or 20€respectively. There are audio guides also, available in the same languages as the guided tours are given.
- Top Views (visit to towers included): 35€ at the ticket office or 29€ online. Retirees pay 28€ or 22€, and students pay 33€ or 27€, respectively. This ticket provides you an audio guide.
[Note: The towers are sometimes closed to the public due to construction work so make sure to check online before purchasing your tickets.]
How to Reach Sagrada Familia
The Sagrada Família is located at Carrer de Mallorca, 401. The easiest way to get there is by using the metro train- the purple (L2) or blue (L5) line metro. You can also get there by using buses number 19, 33, 34, 43, 44, 50, 51, B20 and B24.
The Sagrada Família has different schedules during the whole of the year.
- November to February – 9 am to 6 pm
- March – 9 am to 7 pm
- April to September – 9 am to 8 pm
- October – 9 am to 7 pm
- The Sagrada Família is one of the few monuments that remain open on the 25th and 26th of December and also on the 1st and 6th of January from 9 am to 2 pm.
History of Sagrada Familia
Sagrada Familia is a large unfinished Roman church in Barcelona. It was designed by Antoni Gaudi, a Catalan architect who is famous for creating many masterpieces known all over the world. Gaudi constructed the church with his unique Nouveau and Gothic art style. Sagrada Familia’s construction was interrupted by the Spanish Civil War and after that, it was progressed slowly.
Unfortunately, Gaudí passed away before the cathedral was finished, and the work was picked up by different architects. Gaudí’s technique has raised lots of controversies because of which some of the architects have decided to venture away Gaudí‘s original style.
The Sagrada Família has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The fact that it has been under construction for over a century is part of its history. It is estimated that the construction will end in the year 2026. Hope the wonder will do justice to people’s imagination.