Sagrada Familia Hours

The Sagrada Familia is open daily, but the hours vary for different months. 

From November through February, the Sagrada Familia is open from 9 am to 6 pm Monday to Saturday and 10.30 am to 6 pm Sunday. 

The church is open from 9 am to 7 pm from Monday to Friday from March to October. 

On Saturday it opens at 9 am and closes at 6 pm. On Sundays, it opens at 10.30 am and closes at 7 pm. 

For the upcoming months of April through September, Sagrada Familia opens at 9 am and closes at 8 pm from Monday to Friday. For Saturdays, the hours are from 9 am to 6 pm and for Sundays, they are from 10.30 am to 8 pm. 

Occasionally, the Basilica’s management may adjust the opening hours and days due to special events inside the premises.

Here’s a simple breakdown of the La Sagrada Familia hours if you are still confused. 

Sagrada Familia Opening Hours 

Months Monday to Friday Saturday Sunday 
November to February9 am to 6 pm9 am to 6 pm10.30 am to 6 pm 
March 9 am to 7 pm 9 am to 6 pm 10.30 am to 7 pm 
April to September9 am to 8 pm 9 am to 6 pm 10.30 am to 8 pm 
October 9 am to 7 pm 9 am to 6 pm 10.30 am to 7 pm 

Sagrada Familia Opening Hours for Special Days

Sagrada Familia’s opening hours differ from regular hours on the following days:

The Sagrada Familia at Christmas is open from 9 am to 2 pm. 

These opening hours are also for 26 December, 1 and 6 January. 

Approximately 3 million people visit the Sagrada Familia every year. To get a ticket and reserve your spot, we recommend booking a ticket in advance.

Sagrada Familia Mass Times

Masses are held regularly at the Sagrada Familia, as it is still a functioning church.

International Mass

International mass takes place at Sagrada Familia every Sunday at 9 am.

This is held by the Archdiocese of Barcelona in multiple languages and entry to this mass is free.

Crypt Masses

Crypt masses take place from Monday to Saturday at 9 am in Catalan and 8 pm in Spanish.

On Sundays and special days of festivities, the mass is held at 9 am, 11.45 am and 8 pm in Spanish and at 10.30 am, 1 pm and 6.30 pm in Catalan. 

Extraordinary Masses

Sagrada Familia also holds extraordinary masses and events on different dates throughout the year. 

You can check out the events calendar on their website for more information. 

These masses are sometimes on an invite-only basis.

How Long Does it Take to Tour La Sagrada Familia?

In 2 hours, you can comfortably tour the Sagrada Familia

You’ll be able to cover the towers, crypts, museum and everything else in this much time.

The best thing about the Sagrada Familia tickets is that only your entry is timed, but you can stay for however long once you’re in. 

Best Time to Visit Sagrada Familia?

When it opens, 9 am to 11 am is the best time to visit Sagrada Familia if you want to avoid big crowds. 

The towers are also relatively less crowded on weekday mornings.

Monday is the best day for visiting as the crowds get bigger towards the weekend. 

You can visit around in the evening between 4 pm and 6 pm for beautiful pictures with a sunny, warm glow.  

Christmas Mass at Sagrada Familia 2023

Participate and rejoice in the international masses held at Sagrada Familia every Sunday from 9 am to 10 am.

These hour-long masses are free for visitors, but due to limited seating, it’s advisable to arrive early to secure a seat for the service.  

Additionally, Sagrada Familia organizes exclusive “Extraordinary Masses,” which are accessible by invitation only. 

Consult the mass calendar to schedule your visit for upcoming events.


What are the operating hours of Sagrada Familia?

These are the detailed opening hours of Sagrada Familia:

Months Monday to Friday Saturday Sunday 
November to February9 am to 6 pm9 am to 6 pm10.30 am to 6 pm 
March 9 am to 7 pm 9 am to 6 pm 10.30 am to 7 pm 
April to September9 am to 8 pm 9 am to 6 pm 10.30 am to 8 pm 
October 9 am to 7 pm 9 am to 6 pm 10.30 am to 7 pm 

Is Sagrada Familia open on Mondays?

Yes, Sagrada Familia is open on Mondays. It is the best day of the week to visit as it is the least crowded.

Are there any specific time slots recommended for a less crowded experience?

Mornings between 9 am and 11 am tend to be less crowded, offering visitors a more relaxed atmosphere to enjoy Sagrada Familia. Visit on a Monday for the best, least crowded experience. 

Can you visit Sagrada Familia during the sunset hours?

Yes, you can visit the Sagrada Familia from 5 pm to 6 pm to capture stunning photographs of the interiors bathed in the warm glow of the setting sun.

Are there any special events that may affect the regular operating hours?

Occasionally, events and masses at Sagrada Familia may affect the day-to-day hours. For more details about such schedules, you can check the calendar of activities.

What are Sagrada Familia’s closing hours?

Here is the closing time of Sagrada Familia as per months:

Months Monday to Friday Saturday Sunday 
November to February6 pm6 pm6 pm 
March 7 pm 6 pm 7 pm 
April to September8 pm 6 pm 8 pm 
October 7 pm 6 pm 7 pm 

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