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.
Here are some of the best photographs of Nativity facade towers –
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The most popular and cheapest ticket is the regular Sagrada Familia entry ticket (adult ticket costs 23 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 (adult ticket costs 35 Euros).
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. On the ticket booking page, you must select the Tower you want to climb.
The most premium experience on sale at Sagrada Familia is the Guided tour of Sagrada Familia with Tower access (adult ticket costs 50 Euros). During this 90-minute tour, the guide takes you around the Church and also on one of the Towers.
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