Rules and regulations

The Basilica of the Sagrada Familia is open to all. In the interests of safety and out of respect for others, visitors are asked to comply with the following rules and regulations. Failure to comply with these rules and regulations could result in refusal of admission or expulsion from the site. Below is an excerpt from the rules and regulations. You can download the entire document here.

Rules and regulations of access

The organisation reserves the right to refuse admission.

Visitors are required to allow the inspection of their bags, backpacks, baggage and personal effects. In the case of a prohibited item being detected, the item may be confiscated until the visitor leaves the site or access may be denied to the visitor.

Access to, and stay on the site of the Sagrada Familia, are subject to the possession of an entrance ticket.

Children under 16 must be accompanied at all times by an adult in order to access the site.

Individual and group visitors must enter the Sagrada Familia and the towers via the entrances provided in each case at the time shown on the entrance ticket. As a general rule the ticket price will not be reimbursed in the event of wanting to access the site on a day or at a time different from that indicated on the ticket.

It is obligatory for groups to pre-book entrance in order to enter the site. In the case of a group not having pre-booked, it can only access the site if there are time-slots available.

Areas of the Basilica

The organisation reserves the right to modify itineraries or limit visitable areas of the basilica for reasons of safety, restoration, maintenance, bad weather or special events.

The organisation, in compliance with legal regulations, will regulate the flow of visitors to the basilica and its areas according to safety and monument conservation criteria.

Conduct in the Basilica of the Sagrada Família

Out of respect for other visitors and to preserve the contemplative setting appropriate for a place of worship, visitors are asked not to raise their voices. Visitors must behave politely throughout their time on the premises, refraining from forming crowds or running while on site.

Any acts of protest are strictly prohibited anywhere on the Basilica grounds.

No smoking or eating is allowed anywhere on the site. Drinks must be consumed outside the building.

Use of a tripod to take photographs on the grounds is prohibited except with prior consent from the Press Department. Any photographs or videos taken for commercial purposes may not be reproduced, distributed or sold without permission from the organisation.

In the case of evacuation, instructions from Basilica staff must be followed at all times.

Rules for mass and other events

Those who come to mass or other events may not wander around the Basilica during the service.

Everyone must remain seated in silence.

No photos allowed.

Dress code inside the temple

For safety, no hats are allowed inside the nave or the museum except for religious, health or belief-related reasons.

Visitors may not enter barefoot.

As it is a Catholic church, visitors must dress appropriately, following these restrictions:

  • No see-through clothing
  • Tops must cover the shoulders
  • No plunging necklines or exposed backs or bellies
  • Shorts and skirts must come down to at least mid-thigh
  • Visitors will not be allowed to enter with special clothing to celebrate any sort of festivities, nor with any decorations designed to distract or draw attention for artistic, religious, promotional or any other purposes.

Visit to the towers

The towers will be closed for safety reasons during bad weather.
For safety reasons, people with reduced mobility and those whose ability to move around or interact with their surroundings autonomously and safely is limited by any sort of visual impairment may not visit the towers.

Children under 6 cannot visit the towers. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. In the case of school visits there must be at least one teacher for every 10 students.

Group visits

Any party with 10 people or more is considered a group. All groups must be accompanied by an official guide or accredited teacher.

Groups must purchase ‘Tickets for groups’.

IMPORTANT: According to current rules, no groups will be allowed to enter with individual tickets purchased through the Sagrada Família website, Clorian sales platform or any other dealer.

The Sagrada Família offers tours led by guides who specialise in the Sagrada Família. The options are:

  • Guided experience for groups: Our specialised guides will explain everything, down to the last detail
  • For schools, book here:

Or you can come with a private guide. This means the group must come to the Basilica with an official guide accredited by the Government of Catalonia.

All groups that want to access the site must be accompanied by an Official Guide recognised by the Generalitat de Catalunya.

School groups can be led by an accredited teacher, who must present documentation confirming their profession.

In accordance with current Catalan government regulations, only official guides and accredited teachers are allowed to lead guided tours.
All guides or teachers giving visits on the Sagrada Familia site must use transmitter/receiver equipment.

Refund policy

Below is an excerpt from the refund policy. You can download the entire document here.

Unused tickets are refundable. Sagrada Família will validate and confirm the non-use of tickets at the entrance.
Sagrada Família is only responsible for tickets purchased on its official website or from the official ticket supplier
To request a refund, tickets must be presented in digital or physical format along with the reservation number within a maximum of 30 days after the date of the reservation.
Ticket refunds will be nominal and will only be made to the person who bought the tickets.
The refund of your purchase will be made by the same method as the payment. If purchase was made with a credit or debit card, the repayment period will depend on your bank.
Sagrada Família will validate and confirm the non-use of tickets.

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