Sagrada Familia Exterior - Gaudi's Vision of Light, Life and Nature

Duration: 1h and 15min
Languages: English, Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on May 18, 2021

We are a team of young, professional guides with a passion for meaningful history and storytelling. We've all been giving tours in the city for many years and will help you understand what makes it such a unique place!

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

  • Discover the hidden meaning of the many sculptures and designs of the exterior 
  • Perfect alternative or addition to an inside visit
  • Get more than just a photo, come to appreciate the meaning behind everything 

Sagrada Familia Free Walking Tour of the Exterior

Gaudi during his life only ever worked on the exterior, that’s where he told his story.

This tour of the exterior covers twice as much information as any other tour of Sagrada Familia. It is the perfect complement to your own inside visit of Sagrada Familia! 

  • Tour does not include a ticket.

Get to know and understand Sagrada Familia and Gaudi, from his brilliant designs to its still ongoing construction. 
Beyond just the history of the building, we'll cover Gaudi's life and inspirations and the genius architectural design strategies he employed.
Gaudi's was a (mad) genius with a unique vision. Every sculpture, tower and detail of Sagrada Familia has a story behind it.
On this 1h free tour of Sagrada Familia you'll learn about the history, symbolism, Gaudi's life, inspiration and death, inspirations and how Gaudi's  vision is being realized now.  
What made Gaudi such a special architect?
Is Sagrada Familia being built according to Gaudi's plans?
Why does it take so long to build Sagrada Familia?
When will Sagrada Familia be finished?
Who pays for the construction of Sagrada Familia?
Why does one side look so modern and the other one very old?
With the help of pictures, models and the stories and inspirations you'll get a complete understanding of why Sagrada is considered one of the new Wonders of the World.
Discover all the stories, secrets and deeper meanings behind Barcelona's most iconic landmark!

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Avinguda de Gaudí, 2, 08025 Barcelona...
    Avinguda de Gaudí, 2, 08025 Barcelona, Spain
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    In front of the KFC by Sagrada Familia. Your guide will be standing there wearing a purple or pink name tag!

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Avinguda de Gaudí
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Gaudi's square

    Park next to Sagrada with some of the best views

  • 3
    Outside visit
    Sagrada Família

    Nativity Facade, Passion Facade, Glory Facade, Mary tower

  • 4
    Outside visit
    Carrer de Provença
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Plaça de la Sagrada Família

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Liz 23 Aug 2023
Mexico City

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Travelled in group - Aug 2023
¡Excelente guía! Explicación clara, amena, informativa y hasta divertida. Mantuvo nuestra atención en todo momento. Felicitaciones David un abrazo desde México
Era C 11 Aug 2023

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Travelled in couple - Aug 2023
Onno is amazing! He explained everything in a really fun and information way. I remember almost everything after the tour! He is very detail oriented and super fun to speak with. He also offered to take amazing pictures of us! Must do this tour.
Endika 06 Aug 2023

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Travelled in couple - Aug 2023
Muy buenas explicaciónes. No habíamos estado nunca en Barcelona ni sabemos de arquitectura ni de religión católica apostólica romana y, sin embargo, entendimos todo lo que el guía nos contaba gracias a sus concisas explicaciones.
Bruce 03 Aug 2023

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Travelled in couple - Aug 2023
Onno was great. I learned a lot. A delightful and informative introduction to the Sagrada Familia. It made me want to see and learn more.
Santiago 19 Jul 2023
Santa Fe

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2023
Sin lugar a dudas el mejor Guía de nuestro viaje. Recorrimos Londres (hicimos 8 free tours). Luego París (hicimos 6). Ahora en Barcelona nos encontramos con David. Es el Messi de los guías (somos santafesinos, de Argentina, para el que no conoce). David sabe de todo lo que se te ocurra de Barcelona y te lo cuenta. Todo, absolutamente todo... y te cuenta, no se guarda nada. Sus recorridos son nutritivos, llenos de contenido y anécdotas jugosas que te harán sentir que vale la pena conocer Barcelona y sobre todo hacer un free tour con David. Si existiese un premio como el Balón de oro para los freetoureros, creo que David tendria casi los mismos que nuestro astro rey.
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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