View from Nativity facade tower at Sagrada Familia

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You can enjoy two kinds of views from the Nativity facade tower of Sagrada Familia, and both are equally stunning.

First, you will see Gaudi’s intricate sculptures on Nativity facade. Gaudi took a particular interest in these sculptures, and it shows.

The second reason to go up is the fantastic view of Barcelona’s Eastern side, the mountains, and a little bit of the ocean that you can see from the same tower.

If you are still not convinced, check out why we think Sagrada Familia’s tower visit is totally worth it.

What is Nativity Facade?

A facade is a view created by two or more towers of a building.

Sagrada Familia’s architect Antoni Gaudi had planned three facades for the Cathedral.

Two of these facades – Nativity facade and Passion facade – are complete, while the Glory facade is expected to be done by 2022.

The four eastern towers on the ‘front’ of the Sagrada Família together form the Nativity facade view, which is best seen from the Nativity facade tower.

The vantage point on the Nativity facade tower is around 65 meters (214 feet) high, and the views are a treat for every tourist.

You need to have ‘Towers Access’ tickets (also known as the ‘Top View’ tickets) to go up the Nativity Towers.

Important: 90% of the visitors to Sagrada Familia buy the Fast Track entry ticket. If money isn’t an issue and you prefer an immersive experience, opt for the guided tour of Sagrada Familia. To go up the Tower, buy Tower access ticket.

Let’s start with a video of Nativity facade at Sagrada Familia –

Here are some of the best photographs of Nativity facade towers –

View of an oval window and fruit topped tower of the Nativity facade in Sagrada Familia, Barcelona. Image: Mikestravelguide.com
The nativity of Jesus or birth of Jesus as described in the gospels depicted on the Nativity facade. Image: Happytravellingfeet.com

Sagrada Familia gets more than 5 million visitors annually. To avoid the crowd, it is better to purchase Sagrada Familia tickets in advance and also read up on the best time to visit Sagrada Familia.

View of the Cypress tree and Jacob’s ladder on the Nativity facade tower. Image: Coloringwithoutborders.com
The bell towers of the Nativity facade. Image: Barcelonalowdown.com

Recommended Reading: What to expect inside Sagrada Familia

Jesus’ parents Joseph and Mary present him at the Temple. Image: Coloringwithoutborders.com
The spires of the Nativity tower. Antoni Gaudi’s inspiration from nature is visible every side you turn. Image: Thiscouldleadtoanywhere.com

Antoni Gaudi used faces of actual people for his sculptures on Nativity facade? Find out more such fascinating Sagrada Familia facts.

View of the tourists down on the street from the walkway between the towers of the Nativity facade. Image: Destinations.guru
A view of the eastern side of the city of Barcelona and the mountain beyond from one of the towers in Nativity facade. Image: Getyourguide.com
Staircase leading down from one of the towers of Nativity facade. They don’t have handrail, so be careful as you walk down after having seen the stunning sculptures and city views. Image: Travelgeekery.com

SAVE TIME & MONEY – Book Online Tickets

The most popular and cheapest ticket is the regular Sagrada Familia entry ticket (adult ticket costs 31 Euros). More than 90% of the visitors to this Barcelona attraction book this ticket.

If you prefer a local Gaudi expert to be your guide, and help you explore the Basilica, opt for this Guided tour of Sagrada Familia, which costs 50 Euros for an adult.

If you want to go up either the Nativity or the Passion Towers, check out this self-guided Sagrada Familia entry plus Tower access ticket, costing 40 Euros. It is currently not available due to the pandemic.

The most premium experience on sale at Sagrada Familia is the guided tour of Sagrada Familia with Tower access (adult ticket costs 59 Euros).

During this 90-minute tour, the guide takes you around the Church and also on one of the Towers.

Important: If you are still undecided on which Sagrada Familia tower you want to see, check out the views from Passion facade tower and read this Nativity Tower vs Passion Tower comparison.

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# Sagrada Familia
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Jamshed V Rajan: He is a two-faced traveler, who enjoys both the hustle-bustle of an urban holiday and the serenity of a break from the rest of the World. During some of his vacations, he is a resort hopper, and on others, he barely spends time in his hotel. He loves to try mouth-watering local cuisines, especially non-vegetarian dishes. Favourite Cities: Amsterdam, Las Vegas, Dublin, Prague, Vienna

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