Children love La Sagrada Familia.
In all these years that I have been working as a guide I have seen many families with their little ones enjoying a lot discovering this wonder by the brilliant architect Antoni Gaudí.
It is the most visited monument in Spain and an essential visit if you come to Barcelona.
In this post I am going to give you 4 important tips to visit it with children and enjoy it to the fullest.
1. Buy tickets in advance (it is very important)
–The access to the interior is limited and if you want to buy the tickets on the same day of the visit they will surely be sold out.
–Buy tickets on the official site of La Sagrada Familia. There are some sites that sell them, but they charge an extra commission.
The ticket price is: € 26 for adults, € 24 for students and € 22 for seniors. Free for children under 12 years old.
2. Visit it early in the morning. (doors open at 9:00)
I know what you are thinking … that we are on holidays and we want to sleep! but if you continue reading, I will explain below why it is so worth going to La Sagrada Familia soon.
–You will avoid the hottest hours that in the summer months can be very overwhelming. Our goal is to carry out the activity in such a way that our little ones feel as comfortable as possible.
– You will also avoid the large queues to access the venue that usually form from mid-morning.
3.Plan well how to get there.
–There are two metro lines that reach the monument (the blue and the purple lines). The stop is called “Sagrada Familia”
–If you have a bad combination to get there by public transport, I recommend you take a taxi. Traveling by taxi in Barcelona is quite affordable. It is essential to have a good start and that the children do not arrive tired and overwhelmed by the rush and subway transfers.
4. Prepare the visit, you will enjoy it much more.
You can use a travel guide will tell you about the most important stuff: history, symbols and anecdotes about La Sagrada Familia.
La Sagrada Familia also has audio guides that you can use. They are a good option, although the little ones find them a bit difficult since they tend to get confused with the numbers and the explanations.
and you also have me :-). I would love to be your guide. My guided tour to La Sagrada Familia is a private tour, just for you and although it is not a visit only for children I adapt it to the little ones and adults, so that they can also enjoy it to the fullest.
The price of the tour is €110 par groupe (up 9 people). Tickets are not included :€26 adult, €24 student and €22 seniors. Free for less 12 years old.The visit lasts 1h20 and as I am a licensed guide you will avoid the long lines.
I encourage you to visit this marvelous place you will surely love it.
If you want to know more about how to prepare the visit with children, I invite you to listen to my podcast: