Sagrada Família Outdoor Walking Tour
Discover Gaudí’s vision through his greatest architectural triumph
- Learn how Antoni Gaudí’s vision lives on in this monumental basilica.
- Hear the stories that inspired his surprising and often symbolic designs
- Find out where the best photo spots are to capture the stunning Sagrada Família.
- Decipher the codes and mysteries Gaudí left on his greatest masterpiece.
- Decide where you stand on the modern controversy that surrounds this historic treasure.
What you'll do
For the last 140-plus years, La Sagrada Família, one of the most iconic churches in the world, has been under construction. On this tour, you’ll learn about the saga of its creation, the vision of the man who conceived it, and the many symbols and stories hidden in its ...
For the last 140-plus years, La Sagrada Família, one of the most iconic churches in the world, has been under construction. On this tour, you’ll learn about the saga of its creation, the vision of the man who conceived it, and the many symbols and stories hidden in its sculptured façades.
You’ll begin your tour at the Nativity Façade where the first bricks were laid on the project nearly a century and a half ago. You’ll see the birth story brought to life through the sculpture as your guide points out the details to look for. This side of the church is the one that best displays Gaudí’s genius.
As you work your way around the basilica, your guide will introduce you to all the intricacies of this modernist masterpiece, and the vision the legendary architect had in mind for it. But as you’ll discover, Gaudí’s unfinished architectural marvel is not without its challenges, including the current controversy surrounding the Glory façade that has divided much of Barcelona.
Finish your guided walking tour at the park where you’ll get to take in the whole structure of this awe-inspiring architectural marvel from a picture-perfect spot.
The northeasterly bank of the basilica, aligning with the sunrise and the birth of Christ
The Chapel of the Assumption of Virgin Mary
Dedicated to the Virgin and covered in ornate animal sculptures
A west-facing door that pays homage the stations of the cross and the death of Jesus
The principal façade, still a work in progress, surrounded in local controversy
Plan your trip
This tour is accessible for strollers and wheelchairs.
Tour ending point
This tour ends at the park opposite the Sagrada Família.
We offer a 100% refund up to 24 hours before the start time.
The meeting location is Carrer de Provença, 441, 08025. Meet your guide outside the Taco Bell close to the Sagrada Família Metro Station (at exit Provença).
For easier navigation, enter these coordinates into Google Maps: 41.40438998563117, 2.1740116825698337
Your guide will be holding a sign that says “ExperienceFirst.”
When should I get there?
Plan to show up 15 minutes early. The tour starts promptly, and you may not be able to catch up if you arrive late.
Is entry to the Sagrada Família included?
This tour doesn’t include entry to the basilica. Instead, we’ll examine the art and design elements outside the church, from the ground level up. If you want to enter the basilica, we recommend our full Sagrada Família Tour.
What is the rescheduling policy?
We understand plans change. We offer a 100% refund or the option to reschedule up to 24 hours prior to your tour start time. Within 24 hours of your tour, we would have incurred hard costs and therefore cannot allow rescheduling or cancellation without costs.
What if it rains?
Our tours run rain or shine. If there’s extreme weather and we have to cancel, you’ll get a full refund. Please note that in the case of rain, you may not be allowed to go up the tower. In such cases, we are more than happy to provide a refund for the cost of the upgrade.
Are gratuities included?
Tips aren’t included but are always appreciated by our guides. If you think your guide did an outstanding job, a tip is a great way to show that.