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Free tickets: open door days and mass at the Sagrada Familia in 2019


Article updated 23 March, 2020. 8 comments

Interested in open-door days or mass at the Sagrada Familia? Here's how to get your free ticket.

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If you ask us, Sagrada Familia is a unique masterpiece. If there is one thing you shouldn’t miss in Barcelona, this is it. You absolutely must schedule it in.

But the 15 euro entry price to this splendid basilica means not everyone can afford it. In certain cases it is possible to get into the Sagrada Familia without paying.

Open Door days and free tickets

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From time to time, the Sagrada Familia organises open door days and offers free entry. We keep you informed of these events.

Free ticket all year long: who are the people concerned?

  • Children under 11
  • People with a disability of 65% or more and their companion
  • ICOM members
  • Holders of the Barcelona Press Card (subject to availability)
  • Unemployed people (only on Wednesdays from 14h)

Mass at the Sagrada Familia: how to attend?

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Almost every Sunday of the year it is possible to attend mass at the basilica of the Sagrada Familia. Obviously, it is not recommended to go there expecting a tour or taking photos, and it is important to respect the gathering and the occasion.

International Masses in 2019

  • Masses are celebrated on Sundays at 9am in several languages.
  • The entrance is free but the capacity is limited. We advise you to go there in advance. No invitation will be asked.
  • The entrance is through the portal of the Nativity façade (carrer de Marina) between 8:30 and 9:00.
  • A respectful attitude is required.
  • Groups of more than 25 people must complete a form in advance.

Extraordinary Masses in 2019

The Sagrada Familia also celebrates extraordinary masses. These require an invitation. You will find the instructions to get them on the site of the Sagrada Familia.

  • Palm Sunday Mass: 14th of April 2019 at 12pm

Calendar of mass at the Sagrada Familia

You can find the updated calendar here.

Before visiting the Sagrada Familia…

We recommend you read these two articles:

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8 commentaires sur Free tickets: open door days and mass at the Sagrada Familia in 2019

  1. Avatar Mihaela says:

    What does “People with a disability of 65% or more and their companion” refer to? In my country I have a disability certificate (I have an autoimmune disease), but there is no kind of percentage stipulated; we have degrees,
    minte is considered a second degree type. Could I benefit a free entrance. What do I need to do and have on me. I’ll be in Spain with my mom and cousin, would one of them be considerate a companion and benefit a free entry?
    Thank you!

    • Valérie Valérie says:

      Hello Mihaela,
      I could check that a second degree disability corresponds to a disability of 50%-69%, so I think there is no problem for you. Your mom or your cousin (only one of them) who will benefit a free entry too.
      Have a nice trip with your family!

  2. Avatar Roel says:

    How can i get a free mass tickets

    • Valérie Valérie says:

      Good morning Roel,
      As we explain in our post, you don’t need tickets for international masses. Thee entrance is free but the capacity is limited. We advise you to go there in advance.
      Have a good day!

  3. Avatar Zlatka says:


    How can you prove you’re unemployed if you’re not from Spain? Will a legalized and translated certificate from your home country count as proof?

    Thank you!

    • Maite Maite says:

      Good morning Zlatka,

      As they say in their official website, they only accept “unemployed (with Spanish official certificate – DARDO)”, so maybe you can’t enter for free if you are not from Spain, even if you are unemployed.

      Either way, you can’t book free tickets online for unemployed people, so I recommend you to ask directly in the ticket office.

      Have a nice visit!

  4. Avatar milad says:

    Is it true that the first Sunday of the month the museum is free?

    • Maite Maite says:

      Good morning Milad,

      Many museums are free on Sunday afternoons in Barcelona. In addition, there are some that are free the first Sunday of the month too. For further information, you can check this article on the subject:

      I wish you a nice trip to Barcelona!

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Valérie, the creator of Barcelona Top Travel Tips, loves discovering new places, finding the words to describe them, and coming up with little illustrations for the website. Her favourite thing in Barcelona is the unusual, curvy architectural features of some of the city’s buildings. Some say she’s a dreamer… in any case, a city full of works by Gaudí is a great place for her!