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Exterior Sagrada Familia Free Walking Tour

1.15 h
Printed or Digital Voucher

Learn about the significance and fully grasp the essence of Gaudí's greatest work, with this Free walking tour of the exterior of the Sagrada Familia. An English guide will take you around this iconic structure, where you will learn everything about its history and symbolism.


  • Learn all about Gaudí's life and inspiration
  • Find out how many towers the Sagrada Família has and their history
  • Discover the symbolism and meaning of the sculptures of the Sagrada Família
  • Understand the cultural legacy of Gaudi in Barcelona




The Expiatory Church of the Sagrada Familia is considered the greatest work of the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí. Its construction began 140 years ago and while it’s still several years away from completion, once finished it will be the tallest Catholic church in the world

After meeting your guide in front of the Sagrada Familia, you will start understanding the meaning of its façade, divided into three portals: the one on the left (the portal of Hope) dedicated to Joseph; the one on the right (the portal of Faith) dedicated to the Virgin Mary and the one in the middle (the portal of Charity), dedicated to Jesus. 

You will also learn that each tower of the three façades represents one of Jesus' twelve apostles. Your guide will also tell you about Gaudí's inspiration for his design strategies and you will understand why he was called “a mad genius”.

For 1,15 hrs you will walk around the exterior of the Sagrada Familia stopping at each sculpture to learn about its details. You'll learn why one side is more modern than the other, what still remains to be built, who is currently funding the project and more curiosities and secrets of Barcelona's most incredible structure.

You'll finish the free tour at the Plaza de la Sagrada Familia, just across the street, so you'll have one of the best views of the breathtaking monument. 

How much does this free tour cost?

The free tours do not have a fixed reservation fee. At the end of the tour, each participant will pay the guide the amount he/she considers fair according to the degree of satisfaction with the activity. "Free" does not actually mean "free", it means that you are free to pay whatever you want. 

Please note that the tour will be guided by professionals who are passionate about Barcelona's history and will do their best to make your experience enjoyable, entertaining and different.

Meeting Point

Avinguda de Gaudí, 2, 08025 Barcelona, Spain.


  • Guided tour of the exterior of the Sagrada Familia of 1.15 hrs
  • Professional guide in English
  • Entrance to the Sagrada Familia
  • Tips

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation - If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking.


  • The use of comfortable shoes and clothes is recommended. The entire route is done on foot.
  • Group bookings of more than 6 people are not permitted.
  • The maximum allowed is 3 children per adult.
  • Suitable for people with reduced mobility

Additional Info

  • If your group is more than 6 adults and you have made several separate bookings under different names (but all for the same group), you will be charged upfront €10 per adult.


To enjoy this activity you will need to present the printed or digital voucher.
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