Gaudí used to say when he was asked when the Sagrada Família would finish, that his client wasn’t in any hurry.
Last 20 years, Sagrada Família works have progressed fast, but it hasn’t been always like that. We have been lucky to see it grow day by day, and we have witnessed how Gaudí’s project has been realizing.
We are part of that generation of licensed guides who have grown professionally as their towers rose to the sky.
Let us guide you on a visit that cannot leave anyone indifferent.
We will explain why Gaudí took over the works of the Sagrada Família and what happened to the previous architect. Yeah, there was a previous architect!
We will talk about Gaudí’s project and how he developed it during the 43 years he spent working on it, even knowing that he wouldn’t finish it. Can you imagine it? Dedicate your whole life to a project knowing that you won’t see it finished?
But this is only part of all you will discover during our private visit to the Sagrada Família. We will start our visit on the outside. Many things can only be seen from a certain distance!
We will talk about why it is where it is, why it’s oriented in this way and what does it happen, or what will it happen to everything around it. Later, we will go closer to see its facades in detail. To read them, because that is what Gaudí wanted, he pretend they were like stone altarpieces that would help us learn. Once inside the enclosure we will see how all these details are joining together to convey feelings and sensations.
Gaudí’s intention was to awake emotion to everyone that could visit inside. We get excited every time we enter as it were the first time.
And we are sure that you will too
Once inside the basilica we will talk about nature, architecture, color, light, sensations and religion. Yes, of course, we have to talk about religion!
To finish, we walk through the museum. It will be there where we can talk about the working methods that Gaudí used. Simple and complex methods, traditional and innovative at the same time. A way of working that surprises as much as its result.
- The approximate duration of this private tour to the Sagrada Família is 2 h 30′.
- The price includes:
- Maximum of participants: 10 people. The total price is for the group, NOT per person.
- Availability of a licensed tourist guide authorized by Generalitat de Catalunya for a private tour to the Sagrada Família.
- The use of individual radio guides that allow participants to follow the guide’s explanations while maintaining a safe distance,
- VAT (21%)
- The price does NOT include tickets to the Sagrada Família, although we will take care of reserving them for you to have priority access and we will add them to the final bill. Its price will depend on the age of the participants.
- Meeting point: Avinguda Gaudí, nº 2, in front of the KFC. If you prefer, we can meet at any other point in the city, ask us about it.
- Accessibility: walking tour, inside and outside the Sagrada Família. It is a route adapted to people with functional diversity. Only the access to the towers is not adapted, and although the ascent is done by elevator, the descent is done by stars. In any case, the climb to the towers is not included in the tour that we propose.
- Visit with children. If you are travelling with your children, our tour can be adapted to them so that they enjoy the experience to the fullest.
- Dress code: Garments that cover the leg at knee height are recommended, as well as wearing covered shoulders and belly to access the Sagrada Família.
- Optional visits:
- Do you want to see Barcelona at your feet from one of the towers already built? If the weather conditions allow it, we will take an elevator up inside one of the towers of the Facade of the Passion. The price of access to the tower must be paid at the time of booking, as it requires a specific ticket. The descent is done on foot by stars. Visit the towers are not adapted for people with mobility functional diversity and it is not allowed to children under 6 years old. Ask us about it if you are interested in this option. Visit of towers is not allowed on 2021 because of Covid-19.
- Add an hour to this visit to stroll through the streets of the Eixample, an authentic museum of modernism designed by Ildefonso Cerdà to accommodate the demographic growth of Barcelona in the mid-19th century.
- Extend this tour up four hours to complete it with a visit to any of the other buildings built by Gaudí (Park Güell, Casa Milà, Casa Vicens…) or the Hospital de Sant Pau.
- Combinable with: “Discovering Barcelona“, “From Paseo de Gracia to the Park Güell“.