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Priority Access: Barcelona Sagrada Familia Tour with Tower Entry provided by Julia Travel

Priority Access: Barcelona Sagrada Familia Tour with Tower Entry

Priority Access: Barcelona Sagrada Familia Tour with Tower Entry
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Tour snapshot
Get priority access to the Sagrada Familia at a time that suits your schedule
Duration:
1h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
30
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Recognized with UNESCO World Heritage status, the Basilica of the Sagrada Familia is Antonì Gaudì’s masterwork—and draws crowds to match. Skip straight past the lines and dive into the history and symbolism of the structure, and the plans to finish it, as you explore with a guide. Pick a tour slot and language combo that suits your schedule: Upgrade to add skip-the-line access to one of the towers.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, French, Spanish
Highlights
  • Hear about the architect’s unique vision from your licensed guide
  • Upgrade for sweeping city views from one of the cathedral’s towers
  • Ensure entry to a UNESCO-listed masterpiece—one of Barcelona’s top sights
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Hear about the architect’s unique vision from your licensed guide
  • Upgrade for sweeping city views from one of the cathedral’s towers
  • Ensure entry to a UNESCO-listed masterpiece—one of Barcelona’s top sights
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2140SAGRADATORRES
Important information
Inclusions
  • Official monolingual or bilingual guide, depending on the option selected
  • Radio guide system
  • Entrance fee and guided visit in Sagrada Familia
  • Elevator to one tower (only up)
  • Entry/Admission - Basílica de la Sagrada Familia
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
  • Carrer de Sardenya, 311, 08025 Barcelona, Spain
  • La Sagrada Familia, C/ de Mallorca, 401, 08013 Barcelona, Spain
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • We cannot predict when La Sagrada Familia will be crowded. In general, long lines are common at major attractions in summer, on most weekends, and during peak travel periods throughout the year (Christmas, Easter, local holidays). The skip-the-line ticket enables you to skip the line if indeed there is one. Unfortunately there is no way to foresee the days and times that produce lines
  • All visitors must pass through metal detectors at the security check point, so please expect to wait 20-30 minutes to clear security
  • Children younger than 6 years old, unaccompanied minors (under 18 years old) and people with reduced mobility are not allowed to go up to the towers
  • A maximum of 9 people per booking
  • As it is a Catholic church, visitors must dress appropriately, is requested for entrance to the Sagrada Familia Basilica. No tank tops, strapless shirts, short shorts or sandals will be accepted. Also Visitors will not be allowed to enter with special clothing to celebrate any sort of festivities.
  • Due to limited capacity of the elevators, there may be a waiting time between the Basilica and museum guided tour and elevator access. Tower visits will be without a guide. The lift´s operation is subject to cancellation depending on weather conditions and other causes. On the way out of the tower you may need to use the stairs.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Failure to show up at the established check-in time may entail losing the tour.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Inclusions
  • Official monolingual or bilingual guide, depending on the option selected
  • Radio guide system
  • Entrance fee and guided visit in Sagrada Familia
  • Elevator to one tower (only up)
  • Entry/Admission - Basílica de la Sagrada Familia
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Departure details
  • Carrer de Sardenya, 311, 08025 Barcelona, Spain
  • La Sagrada Familia, C/ de Mallorca, 401, 08013 Barcelona, Spain
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
  • La Sagrada Familia, C/ de Mallorca, 401, 08013 Barcelona, Spain
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • We cannot predict when La Sagrada Familia will be crowded. In general, long lines are common at major attractions in summer, on most weekends, and during peak travel periods throughout the year (Christmas, Easter, local holidays). The skip-the-line ticket enables you to skip the line if indeed there is one. Unfortunately there is no way to foresee the days and times that produce lines
  • All visitors must pass through metal detectors at the security check point, so please expect to wait 20-30 minutes to clear security
  • Children younger than 6 years old, unaccompanied minors (under 18 years old) and people with reduced mobility are not allowed to go up to the towers
  • A maximum of 9 people per booking
  • As it is a Catholic church, visitors must dress appropriately, is requested for entrance to the Sagrada Familia Basilica. No tank tops, strapless shirts, short shorts or sandals will be accepted. Also Visitors will not be allowed to enter with special clothing to celebrate any sort of festivities.
  • Due to limited capacity of the elevators, there may be a waiting time between the Basilica and museum guided tour and elevator access. Tower visits will be without a guide. The lift´s operation is subject to cancellation depending on weather conditions and other causes. On the way out of the tower you may need to use the stairs.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Failure to show up at the established check-in time may entail losing the tour.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Carrer de Sardenya, 311
    Carrer de Sardenya, 311, 08025 Barcelona, Spain
    See address & details
  • 1
    Basilica de la Sagrada Familia
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    Start the tour from our office next to Sagrada Familia. An experienced guide will pick you up from the office and walk you to the Basilica. Enter the monument and discover the ultimate must-see landmark in Barcelona. Learn about the history and significance of Sagrada Familia by the hand of your local guide. Marvel at the astonishing interior, rich in symbolism inspired on natural wonders. Walk freely around the nave whilst listening to your guide’s explanations of Gaudí’s masterpiece on your headsets. Take in all the details of the perfect fusion between architecture and spirituality. At the end of your tour you can stay inside Sagrada Familia and visit the museum. An exhibition of drawings, models and pictures narrate the story of the Basilica. The museum also displays information on Gaudí’s life and career. At the end of the tour, your guide will take you to the elevator entrance for you to go up one of the towers by yourself. Admire the panoramic views over Barcelona.
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  • You'll end at
    La Sagrada Familia
    C/ de Mallorca, 401, 08013 Barcelona, Spain
    See address & details
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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4.5
103 reviews
Excellent
70
Very good
11
Average
12
Poor
2
Terrible
8

keltyw18
Walkersville, MD37 contributions
Nov 2019
This tour was great . Even though we went at a less busy time of year, the skip the line access saved time. Our tour guide was knowledgeable. Our group was about 20 people. The only glitch was we didn't get the tower access. Another couple in our group had also purchased through Trip Advisor/Viator like us, and the tour company in Barcelona somehow didn't notice. We didn't learn this until the end of the tour and didn't want to go back and haggle at that time. I would still recommend the tour. The extra knowledge from a personal guide is always better, I think. the church's architecture is fascinating and well worth a visit.
Written 8 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sagit1313
Miami, FL12 contributions
Mar 2020
No matter how many time you visit this sight, since it's a work in progress, it never disaapoints. I always see something new & learn something new. The tour is excellent & the staff on location is great! Took some friends who have never been to Sagrada Famila & they were amazed. I highly recommend taking this tour!
Written 3 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mei lin n
3 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
CLE our tour guide is the best. Very passionate explanation. She loves her work. And it is translated in her tour. Sagrada Familia leaves you speechless. There is so many details to see you could spend weeks here.
Totally recommended.
Written 5 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Departure03093635734
Lakewood, CA2 contributions
Sep 2019
Guide was not very good, mumbled a lot and therefore was hard to understand. This was our second visit, so we knew what to look for and where; which was fortunate because the guide was not good. Some folk in our tour actually turned off their audio receivers, he was that bad.
Written 21 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Departure03093635734, I would like to thank you for sharing your opinion with the TripAdvisor community. I deeply regret you felt the tour provided did not live up to your expectations. Rest assured your comments will be shared with the corresponding department in order to be able to offer a better tour, since we always endeavour to offer our customers the best possible experience. Sincerely, Alex B.
Written 27 March 2020
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boldvision
Austin, TX43 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
I was mesmerized by the light filled architecture and future plans. Our tour guide I wish I remembered her name was so passionate, she drew me in immediately. Awesome day lots of walking, took the public train from our downtown location which was pretty easy even though we only spoke English. Everyone was just so helpful. The best full day!
Written 25 February 2020
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maitaimike2015
Laguna Hills, CA226 contributions
Oct 2018 • Friends
Having reviewed the Basilica itself separately on TA, my focus here is on how Julia Travel preformed in delivering a guided tour of the number one place to visit when in Barcelona. We booked way in advance as certain tours sellout sooner. Chose the 9:00 am time as we had a cruise ship departure at 4:00 pm. The "official" booking site for the Sagrada Familia (Clorian), does not offer a "skip the line" option, but they do offer a guided tour. I highly recommend that you research this option, as most every tour company advertises such. It may be labeled as "skip the line," or "priority access," or "early entry". You will pay for this privilege. They place you in a queue with your guide and they let the group enter the security screening area, while those with the individual tickets wait to to be let in one by one at the "official" timed ticket window.

Julia Travel's website notes they have been in tourism for 84 years, and are part of Grupo Julia, So they are big time, not a fly by night, or new start up. If you book on TA they utilize Viator to book with them. I have previously used Viator to book many tours around the world as they have a stellar reputation, and the tour was in fact booked with Viator. A plus was the fact that the Julia Travel office were you get your tickets and meet your guide, is across the street from the Sagrada Familia. Tip number one is be early. If you are late, you run the risk of missing the tour. We took a taxi from our hotel and got there 40 minutes early. They still were not open yet, it was dark, and drizzly, but a few folks got some coffee at this nice little cafe on the corner.

The desk person opened the place, is was clean, comfortable, nice restrooms. We all got checked in and waited for our guide. I knew the towers would be an issue due to weather, so I asked, and she announced at this time the towers are open. There were two groups checking in, those for 9:00 am Fast track only, and those with 9:00 am Fast Track with Towers. Both were English Only. Other tours later in the day can be English and other,Spanish/ so note this when booking. Our guide showed, and took our group of about sixteen outside, and started describing the exterior as we walked to the entrance on the other side. Our guide spoke loud enough to hear, and her British accent was easy to understand.

Once thru security, Getting us out of the rain, she issued the audio receivers so we could hear her speaking into a headset. However one of the staff, also know as the gestapo, decided we were blocking an exit, (no body else anywhere). Out into the rain. She explained in passionate detail intricacies of the Nativity Facade (this is the part that is designated UNESCO, not the whole Basilica). Once inside, with the other few thousand priority, skip the line folks, we were given a great explanation of what Guadi was trying to achieve. The Passion Facade, then down to the museum and workshop. more interesting facts, Oh and the towers are closed so, have a nice day.

The good news,is that your can explore the place as long as you want afterward, but there is no reentry after you leave. Bummed that we could not get down to the Crypt (the other UNESCO part), and had to take photos through the upper windows. They have a seating areas in front of the High Altar. I entered and noticed a intricate design on floor at the center, so I took a picture and was promptly scolded by the gestapo on duty to sit down, in one of the chairs, OK I did. You will notice that none of the Sagrada Familia staff ever smiles ever. So avoid them. Not the fault of Julia Travel.

Back at Julia Travel office we inquired about a refund for the tower portion of our tour, and were told you must contact the booking agency, in our case Viator, to receive any refund, have a nice day. They, Viator, must investigate your claim. Getting the song and dance from them, so my advice is just avoid this issue altogether, and DO NOT book the towers thru TA or Viator. If you are really desire to go up the towers (nativity tower is the more preferred) you can book directly with Julia Travel. That way you should be able to get a refund if the towers are closed. Be informed their cancellation policy is 48 hrs, while if you book them thru Viator, it is only 24 hrs, why? Also, their pricing is in euros, so I'm thinking, unless you have a credit card that does not charge you for the conversion, you may need to factor that in pricing.

The wording on TA and Viator is different that Julia Travel for this tour. The Julia Travel Ticket states, Fast Track with Towers, TA, and Viator websites show it as Priorty access, with optional Tower Entry. Most of the negative reviews regarding this revolve around paying for the towers, then not getting to go up the towers due to weather, or mechanical issues with the lift, or the gestapo decides you are not fit to descend the stairs. Then having to jump through hoops for your refund. Viator are you listening? Does Julia Travel ultimately get paid for the Tower we did not get to visit? it is not a lot of money, it is about how you treat the customer. It would be helpful if the Julia Travel desk would issue a notice on your behalf to Viator, that the towers were closed that day, and you should be issued a refund and give you a copy. What say you, Edgar?
Written 23 December 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tina Y
Spanish Springs, NV12 contributions
Oct 2017 • Family
The tour guide was very informative and spoke great English. The Sagrada itself was AMAZING. It was so massively big and beautiful. The towers were very high which let us see the entire city. Very Pretty. However, I would not suggest anyone that has issues with claustrophobia or dizziness go up to the tower. It was very high and very small tight steps. I never have dizziness issues and got a little dizzy walking down the steps. No elevator access to go down either. They require you to take the stairs back down.
Written 9 November 2017
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alwzfocused
Somerset, NJ38 contributions
Sep 2018 • Friends
Sagrada Familia is of course one amazing piece of work. The tour guide Alex was very knowledgeable and he offered many details that we would not have known if we didn't take this tour. However...do not buy your tickets here through TripAdvisor and Viator. Buy directly from the travel company. The lift was closed for the day during our tour and we could not go up to the tower. The guide told us to request a refund from the company where the tickets were purchased. It's been over 2 weeks and I keep receiving updates from Viator that Julia Travel has not responded to confirm this with them. If didn't take 2 weeks for me to pay them so it should not take 2 weeks for them to confirm and approve my partial refund. Very unprofessional.
Written 23 September 2018
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Cssc14 Q
Los Angeles8 contributions
Aug 2019
First of all we had to wait in the travel office for over 30 minutes for our guide to take us to La Sagrada and then another 30 minutes getting organized outside the cathedral. We would have been better off doing the audio guide and going at our own pace instead of waiting for 32 other people. Don’t book this one.
Written 28 August 2019
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Dear Cssc14, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. I sincerely regret our tour did not live up to the expectations you had for the same. However, please note if you arrived at the Sagrada Familia way ahead of your tour you had to wait for the designated time to leave the premises as the rest of your group had not yet arrived. We operate with group entrance timed tickets we strictly have to respect and this is the reason you could not leave the office earlier. As per the waiting time outside the monument, please note there are mandatory security controls held by the Basilica itself which are out of our control. Best regards, Alex B
Written 3 September 2019
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Sky_T
Singapore, Singapore22 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
Sagrada Familia is beyond Godlike regardless of Architectural, Interior or Structural. Our English Language tour guide is excellent and knowledgeable and he had made the visit more meaningful to tourist like us. Thank you (Sorry I forgot your name but should able to trace who is the tour guide for 12 July morning session). We had booked priority access with tower entry with elevator. Cool experience of walking down the spiral staircase although some might not like it but common when you travel you have to try something different! I would rate the tour and building at least 5 stars.
Written 23 July 2019
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RECOMMENDED!
Miri was awesome. She was very knowledgeable, personable and spoke English and Spanish wonderfully. Definitely reco
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SCAM
Forced to pay €1 to buy a mask by the aggressive conductor to get on board. Mask was then not enforced. Only happen
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Terrible - do not use
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AMAZING! GO VIP
This was amazing. The sun was shining And we had the whole tour even for the basic price.. the only thing with ba
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Well organized tour and awesome guide
The tour was really great, and our tour guide Marc did a good job and detailed Sangrada familia! Nice experience.
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Very Informative
Learning the significance of the symbols and words etched into the architecture and artifacts while simultaneously
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You got to see this place and be amazed
Magnificent, what more can i say, im thrilled about this place. Our tour guide “Silvia” or “Sylvia”, as she mention
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Visiting Barcelona
Guides were informative, however they walked too fast and had no regard for others in the group who could not keep
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Great tour! Admin needs some work
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Both guides were well informed, but walked too fast and several people in the group had a difficult time keeping up
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Amazing tour!
Wonderful tour lead by Miri. Enjoyable and kept it very nice and simple. They also let you tour around individually
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Awesome!
Tour was great! Guide Miri was friendly, accommodating and make everyone feel comfortable 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 thank you fo
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Fantastic Tour!
Mari was great! She explained everything clearly and was very friendly. Highly recommend this tour! They were very
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