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Sagrada Familia Advanced Ticket Purchase Question

Apr 2nd, 2014, 09:57 AM
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Sagrada Familia Advanced Ticket Purchase Question

I want to buy tickets in advance for entry, audio guide and visit to a tower. The combination of an audioguide and tower visit doesn't look to be an available option on the website. If I buy tickets for entry and tower visit, is it likely that I can pay an additional fee for the audioguide upon entry?
http://visit.sagradafamilia.cat/?lang=en#tickets
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Apr 2nd, 2014, 10:10 AM
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I had the same question and emailed them. They said to book the basilica and the tower and sign up for the guided tour when you enter

Hope this helps!
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Apr 2nd, 2014, 10:27 AM
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I actually just want the audioguide, not a guided tour so we can go at our own pace but I still think you've answered my question so thank you jamikins!
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Apr 2nd, 2014, 10:47 AM
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When purchasing tickets online, I have to choose between the tower on the Nativity facade or the tower on the Passion façade. Any recs?
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Apr 2nd, 2014, 10:49 AM
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I googled them...the nativity one looks like melted wax and is the older of the two. The passion has been built more recently. Both look great so i would just google them and see which one looks more interesting to you!
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Apr 2nd, 2014, 10:54 AM
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I very much recommend the guided tour. I thought I knew a lot about the church and Gaudí before visiting, but the very knowledgeable English speaking guide made a huge difference and added immensely to the experience. Important details there and then and comments that would never come out in an audioguide. About one hour and then you can do the towers etc in your own pace.
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Apr 2nd, 2014, 01:41 PM
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Thanks for the tip kimhe.
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Apr 2nd, 2014, 01:43 PM
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Okay, another question. Timed entries are associated with online tickets. I'm curious what the time window is for those timed tickets. For example, if I buy 11am entry tickets, do I have until 11:15am to use them? Not finding that info on the website.
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Apr 2nd, 2014, 02:30 PM
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Hmmmm... I just read that there is an hour window in which to enter. Can anyone confirm that?
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Apr 2nd, 2014, 09:00 PM
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Hi Ann Marie -
Last summer we made sure to show up about 10-15 minutes before our ticket time and had to wait until the time printed on the ticket to be let in - was in high tourist season, with pretty considerable lines. Not sure about how long after the printed time one would be admitted.
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Apr 2nd, 2014, 10:25 PM
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Thanks Seamus, good to know they don't allow entry until the time stated. I'm not sure if we'll visit Sagrada Familia first thing in the morning or after we finish a bike tour. I have visions of the bike tour finishing late and missing the entry time to Sagrada Familia. I think I just talked myself into going first thing in the morning.
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Apr 3rd, 2014, 01:59 PM
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Yep, I had similar concerns about missing the entrance time so made that the focal point of the day. Also chose morning time as it was summer so would be less hot than in the afternoon. It is an incredible building - enjoy!
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Apr 3rd, 2014, 04:31 PM
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I reserved timed tickets for 10am with an 11:15am tower visit. I hope to get there right at 10am, look around, go up the tower at 11:15-11:20am then return to the interior if I need more time.
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Apr 5th, 2014, 06:43 PM
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I can't believe I didn't know that you have to buy tickets in advance for Sagrada Familia. We will be there in a month. Is it too late? Where do you buy tickets online?
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Apr 5th, 2014, 07:41 PM
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mmodrich it is not mandatory but it is strongly advisable to buy ticets in advance, as lines can be long for day of purchases. Easy to do, just go to http://www.sagradafamilia.cat/sf-eng...informacio.php
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Apr 5th, 2014, 09:07 PM
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Bookmarking for our trip this summer
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Apr 5th, 2014, 09:43 PM
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Online timed tickets are a a way to save time. No need to wait in the ticket line that way. You do have to show up during the one hour window of time selected or you forfeit your reservation,
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Apr 6th, 2014, 05:18 AM
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Great thank you!!
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Apr 6th, 2014, 05:49 AM
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So I went online to buy tickets for a 10 am time slot and it then takes me to options that say Tower on the Passion Facade with the times 9-12, 12-15, 15-18, 18-19:30 and then Tower on the Nativity Facade with the same times. I'm confused now.
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Apr 6th, 2014, 06:00 AM
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What is confusing? You need to book a time to enter the basilica and then a time to go up the towers (after your entry time).

If you click on the time slots you will get a further breakdown for the towers. Choose a facade and then choose a time...
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