Plan Your Visit

How to get to La Sagrada Familia

The best way to reach the Sagrada Familia is to take the metro. The metro station right across the street from the Basilica has stops for Line 2 (purple) and Line 5 (blue) metro lines.

You can also take bus, and depending on your place of stay, catch any of the following buses all of which halt at Sagrada Familia- 19, 33, 34, 43, 44, 50, 51, B20 and B24.

Carrer de Mallorca, 401, 08013 Barcelona, Spain - Get Directions

Sagrada Familia Opening Hours

The opening and closing timings of the Basilica differ throughout the year, and you should check for it in advance.

November to February | 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

March | 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

April to September | 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM

October | 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

December 25, 26 and January 1, 6 | 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM | 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

The management can sometimes alter these timings if any special event is to take place inside the Basilica La Sagrada Familia.

Rules and Regulations

  • As visitors, your bags, luggage, and other personal belongings will be screened at the entrance.
  • If you are planning to go on top of either of the towers, keep in mind that children who are less than 6 years of age are not allowed to go up. Also, children who are less than 16 years old can go up provided they are accompanied by an adult.
  • You should have your ticket at all times while you are in the Basilica’s premises.
  • It is advised that you refrain from creating crowds or running in the premises.
  • You can’t eat, drink or smoke on the site.
  • You can't use tripods or professional camera equipment on the premises without prior permission.
  • If you are opting for a tour with an audio guide, please return the audio guides and transmitters/receivers in the condition you received them.
  • Being a religious monument, it is important to dress appropriately and keep in mind the following:
    • Avoid clothing that may be see-through, and wear something that keeps your shoulders covered.
    • Refrain from wearing clothes with plunging necklines, or show bellies or backs.
    • If you are wearing shorts or skirts, make sure they reach mid-thigh.

Tips for Visiting Sagrada Familia

  • Most of the tourist attractions in Barcelona are closed on a Monday, but the La Sagrada Familia is open throughout the week. Since not many people know this, you will find the monument less crowded on Mondays.
  • There is an elevator to reach the top of the towers, but while coming down, you will have to take the stairs.
  • While buying a ticket to Sagrada Familia, you can choose between the Passion Towers which give you a better view of the ocean, and the Nativity Towers that will have you looking at the mountain peaks that surround Barcelona.
  • It is always advisable to book a visit to the Basilica well in advance- it will save you from long ticket queues. Don’t forget to carry a printout of the ticket. But more important is to reach there at least 15-30 minutes before the time you have booked.