Rick Steves Tour: Sagrada Familia, Barcelona


By Rick Steves

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Rick Steves Tours eBooks are straightforward, self-guided walking tours through some of Europe’s most popular destinations, designed for easy reference on your mobile device or eReader.

In Rick Steves Tour: Sagrada Familia, Barcelona-for less than the price of a cappuccino-Rick shares his candid advice on how to get the most out of a visit to the church, including when to go, how much it costs, and what to keep an eye out for once you’re there. With Rick’s knowledgeable, humorous writing in hand, you’ll also learn some interesting historical facts about the church along the way.

Packed with indispensable tips and recommendations from America’s expert on Europe, Rick Steves Tour: Sagrada Familia, Barcelona is a tour guide in your pocket-and on your smartphone.


Sagrada Família Tour




1 View of the Exterior from Beyond the Pond

Map: Sagrada Família

2 Nativity Facade

3 church atrium

4 Interior

5 Glory Facade

6 Passion Facade

7 School

8 Museum

Architect Antoni Gaudí’s most famous and awe-inspiring work is this unfinished, super-sized church. With its cake-in-the-rain facade and otherworldly spires, the church is an icon of Barcelona and its trademark Modernista style. As an architect, Gaudí’s foundations were classics, nature, and religion, and this church represents all three.

Nearly a century after his death, people continue to toil to bring Gaudí’s designs to life. There’s something powerful about a community of committed people with a vision, working on a church that won’t be finished in their lifetime—as was standard in the Gothic age. It’s a testament to the generations of architects, sculptors, stone-cutters, fundraisers, and donors who shared Gaudí’s astonishing vision. If there’s any building on earth I’d like to see, it’s the Basílica de la Sagrada Família...finished.


Cost: Buy in advance online—basic ticket-€15 (church only), Guided Experience ticket-€24 (church and live guide), Audio Tour ticket-€22 (church and audioguide), Top Views ticket-€29 (church, audioguide, and one tower elevator). All options are 20 percent more if you buy at the church rather than online.

Hours: Mon-Sat 9:00-20:00, Sun 10:30-20:00, March and Oct until 19:00, Nov-Feb until 18:00.

Information: Tel. 932-073-031, www.sagradafamilia.org.


On Sale
Jul 30, 2019
Page Count
18 pages
Rick Steves

Rick Steves

About the Author

Since 1973, Rick Steves has spent about four months a year exploring Europe. His mission: to empower Americans to have European trips that are fun, affordable, and culturally broadening. Rick produces a best-selling guidebook series, a public television series, and a public radio show, and organizes small-group tours that take over 30,000 travelers to Europe annually.  He does all of this with the help of more than 100 well-traveled staff members at Rick Steves’ Europe in Edmonds, WA (near Seattle). When not on the road, Rick is active in his church and with advocacy groups focused on economic and social justice, drug policy reform, and ending hunger. To recharge, Rick plays piano, relaxes at his family cabin in the Cascade Mountains, and spends time with his son Andy and daughter Jackie. Find out more about Rick at http://www.ricksteves.com and on Facebook.

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