This is a description of what you should expect from a tour to Sagrada Familia. They are interesting and help you in getting you day organised.
Make your visit to the Sagrada Familia unforgettable with a 1.5-hour guided tour of Gaudí’s magnum opus. See the Basilica’s surreal facade and interior in a small-group setting led by an expert guide. On the tour you will learn about the reasons behind the ongoing construction, the current estimated completion date, and the generations of craftsmen, architects and artists and how the learned to make Gaudi’s vision a reality.
After you cross the security point you will learn about one of the churches facades, the Nativity, which was the first to be completed and the one Gaudí personally worked on the most in his lifetime. You will enjoy trying to decode the many symbols that Gaudí left for the viewer to decipher.
Once inside the Sagrada Familia, marvel at the unique ambiance created by the intense colored lighting emanating from the stained glass windows and the branch-like columns extending across the ceiling. Gaudí wanted to make the interior look and feel like a walk through the woods. As you exit the Basilica you will learn about the Passion facade, which illustrates the story of Jesus’ crucifixion.
Next, you will head to the Sagrada Familia Schools, designed for the children of the workers who built the Sagrada Familia. Hear how it was reconstructed more than once and even moved locations to make way for the Basilica.
Lastly, you will visit the Sagrada Familia Museum, where your guide show you the original sketches and plans that illustrate complexity of Gaudi’s architecture and vision.
Things to bear in mind to plan your visit to the Sagrada Familia
Bring your Passport or ID card
• Shorts are Not allowed
Know before you go
• Please bring your passport or ID card with you
• All visitors must go through a security check, which may take up to 25 minutes in high season
• The Sagrada Familia is occasionally closed to the public
• Modest clothing is required: knees and shoulders must be covered at all times; no swimwear; no transparent clothing; no plunging necklines, exposed backs or stomachs
• For safety reasons, no hats are allowed inside the nave or the museum, except for religious or health-related reasons
• Itinerary is subject to change in the case of special events at the attraction or big crowds
• You will need to arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the tour starts
• Please do not enter the monument barefoot
• At the Sagrada Familia it is not permitted to give headsets to children under the age of 12