Do you want to know the best way to get your Sagrada Familia tickets? Find out all about how much they cost, who is eligible for discounts, how to skip the line, special combos including other attractions, and more!
Updated information about the reopening after COVID-19 closure
After several months of closure due to COVID-19, we are happy to announce that the Sagrada Familia will reopen for all visitors on the 25th of June 2020.
Safety measures are in place to guarantee a safe visit. All visitors must wear a mask and keep a safe distance of 2 meters from each other.
Please note that the Sagrada Familia is open to the public only during weekends.
On this page, you will find a comprehensive guide to getting tickets for the Sagrada Familia.
How much Sagrada Familia tickets cost?
There are basically two options of buying tickets to Sagrada Família; you can queue directly at the ticket offices that are located at the monument or you can opt to buy the tickets online, which I highly recommend. You could go to the official Sagrada Família website where you will get an array of available tickets and dates where you will pick your desired date. Here are the prices for the tickets.
Updated information about Sagrada Familia tickets after COVID-19 closure
Standard tickets are temporarily not available. Only audio-guided tours are available (ticket + audioguide) and visitors must follow the route in one direction only. The prices haven’t been modified.
Some areas will remain closed (the Schools building, the museum, the towers and the cloister of Our Lady of the Rosary) until further notice.
Lastly, please note that the Sagrada Familia is only open during weekends and it is strongly recommended to book your time-slot tickets online ahead of time.
1. Basic ticket – Discover the Sagrada Família
For online ticket purchases, this ticket costs 20€ for adults. Students, pensioners, children and Youth card holders pay 18€, and seniors pay 16€. Children under the age of 10 years access Sagrada Família for free.
2. Tickets with Audioguided visit – Visit the Basilica at your own pace
What comes when you opt for this ticket is that you get a ticket for Sagrada Família and an audio guide for you. The audio guides are available in a variety of languages from English, Spanish, Italian, Catalan, Russian, Japanese, Chinese to Portuguese. From the official webpage, you will have to pay 26€ for the general ticket while students and persons under the age of 30 years pay 24€. Seniors pay 21€ and children under the age of 11 years are admitted into the Sagrada Família for free.
If you opt for the long queue at the ticket office which might be sometimes longer past even a block, you will pay 31€ for the general ticket. Students and persons under the age of 30 years will pay 29€ while seniors pay 25€. It is still free for children under the age of 11 years.
3. Gaudí’s work and life ticket – Learn about all sides of the architect
With this ticket you are getting access to the Sagrada Família with an audioguide and the access to Gaudí House Museum. The fees are 28€ for the general public wile students and people under the age of 30 pay 26€. Seniors get to pay 23€ while the disabled pay 8€. For children under the age of 11 years it is a free admission for them. For the ticket office, the general ticket goes for 33€ while the students and people under the age of 30 years pay 31€. Seniors pay 27€ while children under the age of 11 years are admitted free.
4. Ticket with Access to the Towers – Top View
This ticket serves for access to Sagrada Família with audioguide and access to the towers to get an ideal view of the Sagrada Familia. For this package, through online tickets, the price is 33€ for the general ticket while students and persons aged 30 years and below pay 31€. Seniors pay 27€ and children under the age of 11 years don’t require to pay anything for entry. If you prefer going to the ticket office, you will pay 39€ for the general ticket while students and people aged 30 years and below will pay 37€. Seniors pay 32€ and children under the age of 11 years do not need to pay for admittance.
It is important to note that there are special prices for groups and schools so it is important to check out the website for these prices. Also, there is a variety of available websites that offer these tickets beside the official Sagrada Familia website where some resellers may offer discounts. Some of the known resellers include Viator, Getyourguide and Civitatis. Check out the prices and choose your ideal package on TourScanner so that you land on your ideal offer.
Who are eligible for discounts?
For the Sagrada Família, discounts are offered to a variety of people. To begin with, students and people under the age of 30 years, seniors and disabled are given a certain cut from the general ticket cost. Also, children under the age of 11 years get a free entry to all the tickets that Sagrada Família could offer meaning they would not pay for access to any part of the church. It is important to bring all supporting and relevant official documents which are requested for admittance at the entrance.
As I had stated before, groups of 9 people and above as well as schools are subjected to discounts for all the tickets except the Basic Ticket. Check out the prices and choose your ideal package on TourScanner so that your group or school might land on a good offer.
Is it possible to visit the Sagrada Familia for free?
If you are on a budget and you want to save on the entrance fee, there are two possible ways that you could have free access to the basilica.
Mass in Sagrada Familia: this is definitely the best way I would recommend if you want the free alternatives. It was official that since October 2017, the public can attend mass every Sunday morning starting at 9 am. The doors open at 8:30 am where people can go through the Carrer de La Marina. One thing I noticed is that they are very strict when it comes to matters of dress code and the guards have the right to decline access if they feel that your clothes do not meet their expected guidelines.
I advise that you arrive for the mass a little bit early so that you secure a great seat where you would have the best view of the Basilica and still enjoy the great view the entire mass time.
Special Events: there are also some occasional special masses that are held within the basilica and the public or invited only people get to attend. These are posted on the agenda of masses and are posted on the official website as well.
What is included in the Sagrada Familia Ticket? What will you see?
This is a very common question that I find most people ask. Well, a little background info about the Sagrada Família is that it is one among the famous monuments and Basilicas in the entire city of Barcelona. It receives millions of tourists per year and so what makes this the right place to visit?
The Sagrada Família is very rich in culture and the catholic heritage. Designed in 1882 by a well-known Spanish architect, Antoni Gaudi, the construction continues to date and is expected to proceed until the year 2026. The basilica has four towers; Tower f Jesus (which will be the tallest upon completion) expected to stand at 172.5 meters, Tower of The Virgin Mary that stands at 138 meters and Tower of the evangelists that will stand at 135 meters upon completion. It also has the Passion façade which are sculptures of the lion of Judah and the lamb of Abraham.
There is definitely a lot more that one is bound to experience and the official website holds in-depth information to this.
Skip the Line – How do you book Sagrada Familia tickets in advance? How do you skip the line?
The best way to skip the line and avoid unnecessary long queues at the basilica is paying in advance and booking the tickets online. I recommend the official Sagrada Família website which is a great place to get these tickets or as well you could check with reseller websites or travel agencies for discounts or any offers that might save your ticket costs. Also check out on TourScanner any deals that will save you on cost and time queuing for at the ticket office.
Cancel/modify your Sagrada Familia tickets?
It should be noted that once you buy tickets, the tickets CANNOT be cancelled or modified. So you should be very keen when choosing the specific dates and type of ticket you intend to buy.
Is the Segrada Familia Ticket included in the Barcelona Pass?
The Sagrada Familia is not included in the Barcelona Pass but in the Attraction Iventure Card Pass.
What are the Sagrada Familia opening hours?
The opening hours vary depending on seasons and it is as follows. From November to February gates open from 9 am to 6 pm while during the month of March they extend the working hours by an extra hour, gates open at 9 am and close at 7 pm. From April to September the basilica opens from 9 am to 8 pm. During the month of October, it runs from 9 am to 7 pm. On December 25, 26, January 1 and 6 the gates open at 9 am and close at 2 pm.
It is also vital to know that tickets sales end 30 minutes before the closure of the time period of the day. I highly advise you be time conscious and not be left out once you purchase the ticket.
Avoid the crowd – What is the best time to visit the Sagrada Familia?
I highly recommend the early morning since you get a great view of the rising sun over the city. The evening is also a great time to visit and take advantage of the sunset as well; the evenings have fewer people as compared to the mid-day time.
Are there any combos available including Sagrada Familia Tickets and other attractions?
You can find many combo tickets with the Sagrada Familia. Combo tours are very useful when you need to visit multiple sites in a day, but sometimes they are also good to get discounts. You can check the combo tickets of Sagrada Familia + Park Guell, or the tours of Sagrada Familia + Montserrat, which are the most interesting ones. Montserrat Monastery is just outside Barcelona and it’s worth to be visited.
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