Sagrada Familia

Sagrada Familia's Opening Hours | Best Time To Visit, Mass Timings & More

As one of the most popular attractions in Spain, Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia is the world’s biggest unfinished Roman Catholic Church and a masterpiece of the genius Antoni Gaudi. It is now expected to be completed in 2026, making it the tallest basilica in the world. A visit to this architectural wonder is a definite must when you are in Barcelona. Read more to find out the opening hours of Sagrada Familia.

Sagrada Familia Opening Hours

Sagrada Familia Opening Hours
What are the general opening hours of Sagrada Familia?
  • November - February: Monday to Saturday - 9:00 am to 6:00 pm; Sunday - 10:30 am to 6:00 pm
  • March - October: Monday to Saturday - 9:00 am to 7:00 pm; Sunday - 10:30 am to 7:00 pm
  • April - September: Monday to Saturday - 9:00 am to 8:00 pm; Sunday - 10:30 am to 8:00 pm.
What are the special opening hours of Sagrada Familia?

9:00 am to 2:00 pm - 25 and 26 December, 1 and 6 January

Sagrada Familia Mass Timings

International Mass

International masses are held every Sunday at Sagrada Familia. These are conducted by the Archdiocese of Barcelona in multiple languages.

Date - Every Sunday

Time - 9:00 am

Note - Anyone can attend the mass and there is no charging fee. However, the seating capacity is limited so arrive early enough to save a spot. 

Extraordinary Masses 

Sagrada Familia especially hosts extraordinary masses throughout the year. Attending these events can be through invitation only. The date and timings of the masses can be checked on the calendar of masses. Some of the extraordinary masses are broadcasted live. You can find this information on the calendar of masses as well.

Best Time to Visit Sagrada Familia

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Best time to visit Sagrada Familia

9:00 am to 11:00 am - April to September is the peak tourist season at Sagrada Familia. The best time to visit and avoid crowds is at 9:00 am in the morning when Sagrada Familia opens. It is also the best time to go up Sagrada Familia’s towers since the crowd is relatively lesser between 9:00 am and 11:00 am in the morning than the rest of the day.

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm - Evenings are the best time to see Sagrada Familia’s interiors. The sunset makes it the perfect time to click great pictures of the interiors. Lights shine through the glasses during the golden hour making the basilica look like paradise.

Best time to visit Sagrada Familia

April to September is the prime tourist season with pleasant weather. However, it can get very crowded this time of the year. So you can also plan your visit during the off-season since Sagrada Familia is open throughout the year.

How Long Do you Need to Tour Sagrada Familia?

It takes roughly 2 hours to explore Sagrada Familia thoroughly.

You can stay for however long you want with one entrance ticket. So take in every moment of your visit to Sagrada Familia and do not miss the crypt and the Gaudi museum in the basement.

Sagrada Familia has been under construction for over 140 years. It is an architectural masterpiece consisting of 3 huge and skillfully carved facades on the outside and heavenly interiors including stained glass windows, an apse, a crypt as well as an underground museum dedicated to Gaudi himself. So make sure to spend ample time exploring this monumental structure.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Sagrada Familia Opening Hours

Q. What are Sagrada Familia opening hours?

A. Sagrada Familia's opening hours are 9:00 am to 8:00 pm from Mondays through Saturdays and from 10:30 am to 8:00 pm on Sundays (April to September).

Q. When are masses conducted at Sagrada Familia?

A. Masses are held in Sagrada Familia every week, on Sunday at 9:00 am. International masses are conducted in various languages. It is free for everyone, however, the seating capacity is limited. There are Extraordinary masses conducted too. You can check the calendar of masses for the date and time.

Q. What is the best time to visit Sagrada Familia?

A. Mornings from 9:00 am to 11:00 am are relatively free then the rest of the day. Monday is the best day of the week to visit Sagrada Familia. You can also visit during the sunset (5:00 pm to 6:00 pm) for beautiful pictures of the interiors.

Q. Should I buy Sagrada Familia Tickets in advance?

A. Sagrada Familia gets very crowded in the afternoon and waiting lines can get very long. Hence, it is recommended to book your Sagrada Familia tickets in advance to have a convenient experience.

Q. When is Sagrada Familia closed?

A. Sagrada Familia is open every day of the year.

Q. Is Sagrada Familia free on Sundays?

A. Sagrada Familia is relatively free from 9:00 am to 11:00 am every morning including Sundays.

Q. How much time do you need to explore Sagrada Familia?

A. It takes approximately 2 hours to completely explore Sagrada Familia.

Q. Where is the entrance to Sagrada Familia?

A. Carrer de la Marina, 253. Visitors have to directly go to the Nativity Facade of the basilica.