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Overview
Due to its global renown, La Sagrada Familia attracts lines that are often in excess of two hours. Spend less time waiting and more time inside Gaudi’s modernist masterpiece on an express tour that includes a skip-the-line admission ticket. This time-saving tour proves ideal for visitors with only a short stay in Barcelona.
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Avinguda de Gaudí, 2
Avinguda de Gaudí, 2, 08025 Barcelona, SpainThis tour meets at "Gaudi's Avenue" (Av. de Gaudí 2, 208025 Barcelona), next to La Sagrada Familia. Your guide will be standing in the middle of the avenue, in front of an old fashioned, wrought iron lamp post, holding a WALKS sign. The meeting point is between KFC and Burger King.
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    Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
    Stop: 75 minutes - Admission included
    Your short (but sweet!) tour starts right by La Sagrada Família, where you’ll see the basilica in all of its majesty. Hear from your guide what work remains to be finished, then skip lines to get straight inside. You’ll enter via the Nativity Facade, which is the only one that Gaudí finished in his lifetime. During your tour your guide will help you to compare the different faces of the church, showing the different ways that Gaudí’s plans have been interpreted since his death -- and how plans changed during his life too. You’ll also learn about some of the controversies that have swirled around these interpretations. Stepping inside the Basilica, you’ll fully appreciate the singular genius of Gaudí. As you move between columns designed like trees with capitals forming the canopy of the ceiling, your guide will explain how Gaudí developed his style from both religious, natural, and uniquely Catalonian influences. You’ll also learn about Gaudi’s innovative use of light as you bask in the glow of the rainbow-colored stained-glass windows that fill the sanctuary with an otherworldly atmosphere. There’s no church in the world quite like the Sagrada Família and there was no architect quite like Gaudí. As you explore his crowning legacy, you’ll hear how this solitary genius came from a humble artisanal family and rose to the very heights of the Catalonian aristocracy through a combination of genius, know-how, friends in high places, and a nearly fanatical dedication to his religion. From his refusal to marry (or even have romantic relationships) to his death that nearly went unnoticed, you’ll learn all about the man whose vision created and continues to create this building. After a brief look at some of the highlights of the museum, your guide will give you some additional information about what else you can see, including further museum exhibits and Gaudí’s crypt. Both are easily accessible from the basilica and require no extra entrance fees. The museum in particular showcases the process by which Gaudí designed buildings with an utterly unique system of chains and mirrors that actually anticipated computer-driven design. Of all the ways to see the Sagrada Familia, this is the most affordable, easiest and most accessible; perfect for anyone who doesn’t have a huge amount of time in Barcelona but wants to do justice to its most impressive attraction.
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Sagrada Família
Sagrada Família, Barcelona, Spain
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Highlights
  • Get straight inside La Sagrada Familia on an express tour
  • Bypass long lines with a skip-the-line admission ticket
  • An obvious choice for time-pressed travelers
  • Discover interior details that you may otherwise have missed
Important Information
Departure Point
Avinguda de Gaudí, 2, 08025 Barcelona, Spain
Duration
1h 15m
Return Details
Sagrada Família, Barcelona, Spain
Inclusions
  • Expert English- speaking guide
  • Headsets
  • Small groups of 20 people
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Exclusions
  • Tower Access
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • There will be a security bag check before entering the site.
  • Please remember that the attire must be appropriate for the Cathedral visit. Both men and women are asked to wear clothing that covers at least the shoulders and knees. Walks cannot be held responsible for denied entry due to improper dress.
  • Children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs or strollers on this tour.
  • Comfortable walking shoes recommended.
  • Near public transportation
  • For security reasons wheelchairs, baby strollers, persons with reduced mobility, pregnant women & children under 6 years old are not allowed to climb the towers.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Due to Covid19, until the end of 2020, this tour will be amended to ensure your safety: Group size has been reduced. This will be amended as as Covid restrictions relax in accordance with local regulations.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Dan wrote a review Sep 2019
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We had a great time visiting the Sagrada Familia. Easy and convenient to meet our tour guide in close proximity to the church. Our guide Monfredo easy to understand and very knowledgeable
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Skip the Line La Sagrada Família Express Tour
Responded 23 Sep 2019
We're so glad that you enjoyed your trip to the Sagrada Familia with Monfredo! We love getting to share quality experiences with our guests and are so delighted that you got to join us.
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Cathy M wrote a review Sep 2019
Moore, South Carolina6 contributions1 helpful vote
Sagrada Familia was our #1 must see in Barcelona. This Express Walking Tour with Walk It Tours was perfect. Our guide, Oliver, kept the small group of 8 together and interested the whole time. Aside from being a tour guide, Oliver is a historian. He shared his wealth of
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Makan28 wrote a review Aug 2019
Singapore, Singapore1,306 contribution46 helpful votes
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We did this tour and so glad we did it ! It was a group of about 15 people with Tour guide Mar .. She was to the point and is good at ushering the group together. The documentary was just sufficient and she gave us enough information This is an impressive tour of Gaudí work
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Response from TakeWalks, Public Relations Manager at Skip the Line La Sagrada Família Express Tour
Responded 16 Aug 2019
Dear Makan28, Thank you for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review! It's so wonderful that you enjoyed your Sagrada Familia tour with Mar so much! She is a wonderful tour guide who is very passionate about her city. We pride ourselves on having some of the best guides in the business and love that you thought she was so great at her job. We hope the rest of your time in Barcelona was just as enjoyable! All the best, The Walks Team
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Tu S wrote a review Jun 2019
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I was lucky to be in a small group of 8 with Almudena as a guide. She made the Sagrada Familia come to life for us; it was not only learning about how this masterpiece was born but it was like being back in time and meeting the architect that designed it. Almudena's passion and
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from TakeWalks, Public Relations Manager at Skip the Line La Sagrada Família Express Tour
Responded 10 Jul 2019
Dear Tu S, We are so happy you enjoyed your time with Almudena. Our five-star guides always work to ensure that our guests get the best of Barcelona. We pride ourselves on showcasing culture and stories that expose travelers to a different side of the cities we are in. We hope that you continue to take Walks with us as you travel the world! All the best, The Walks Team
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Daniel C wrote a review Oct 2018
Sydney, Australia14 contributions2 helpful votes
I am in the construction game and this place is amazing. The knowledge of our Walks guide was also first class. I now know lots more than I thought I did about this incredible piece of history.
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Date of experience: October 2018
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Response from TakeWalks, Guest Relations Manager at Skip the Line La Sagrada Família Express Tour
Responded 13 Apr 2019
Hello DanielC16693, We are honored to have had you on one of our tours. Thank you for taking the time to write this review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your guide and were able to leave with more knowledge gained. We hope you Take Walks with us again soon! The Walks Team
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