1. Buy your tickets online
With over 2.8 million visitors annually, the Sagrada Familia is one of the most visited landmarks in Barcelona. Throughout the day, the lines at the Sagrada Familia ticket counter can be anywhere between 30 minutes to a couple of hours long. Couple this with the Mediterranean sun and queuing up can easily take its toll even on the most patient of travellers. One of the sure shot ways to bypass this queue and head straight to the church on your arrival is to purchase your tickets online in advance. With an online ticket in hand, you will only have the mandatory security to get through (~ 10-15 minutes wait).
2. Go for a guided tour
Booking a guided tour will not only introduce you to the vast history and stories of the Sagrada Familia, but also get you escorted entry into the church without queuing up. Book your guided tour tickets and on the day of your visit, join your group and gain hasslefree entry into the holy sanctuary of the church.
3. Choose the right time to visit
Unlike most attractions in Barcelona, the Sagrada Familia is open throughout the week. Since most monuments and landmarks are closed on Mondays, visitors often form the same impression about the Sagrada Familia. This makes Mondays the best time to visit the church. On any other day of the week, try visiting the Sagrada Familia just before its closing hours when the crowd is at its thinnest.