Park Güell
Barcelona
(1836)

Park Güell tickets and tours

The essence of Gaudi’s architecture is its fascination with nature and natural forms. In Park Guell, nature collaborates in the experience. Originally...

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You cannot miss Park Güell, a place that will surprise you again and again! You won't find a park like this anywhere else in the world. Coun...

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Park Güell is one of the masterpieces of the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí, a place that will surprise you again and again! Today, it is a ...

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Don't miss the Park Güell tour: it will really surprise you! You will not find any park like it in the world! This architectural marvel, cre...

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Get the best price combining the visit to two monuments in one day. They are located on opposite sides of the city but you will travel to th...

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On this complete tour of Gaudí’s work, you will visit three of his residential works, including one unknown to most visitors; skip long line...

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Park Güell is the only of its kind in the world! In 1886, the entrepreneur Eusebi Güell entrusted the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí with bu...

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This guided tour will take you to discover Casa Vicens, the first house of Antoni Gaudí, a house with an unusual oriental and Mudejar aroma,...

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Discover the work of Antoni Gaudí and the legacy he left over the city of Barcelona by visiting some of his masterpieces. This tour is the b...

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This walking tour will take you through Park Güell: it will really surprise you! In the whole world, you will not find another park like thi...

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Discover some of the most important modernist buildings in the city. Learn about all the secrets hidden and skip the lines at Park Güell on ...

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Good to know

It was meant to be a residential village for the rich. Count Eusebi Güell commissioned Gaudí for the project, which was abandoned and eventually transformed into the park we know today.
Most of the park is free, but if you want to see the main attractions (in the Monumental Zone) you'll have to pay a fee.
Gaudí lived here from 1906 to 1926 in what was the ‘model' house for its failed real estate plan. It's now known as Casa-Museu Gaudí and open to the public for a small fee
A limited number of people are allowed in every hour. So it's worthwhile to book your tickets ahead of time, especially during summer when the park is at its busiest.
In 1984 the park was declared a Unesco World Heritage site.
Bring water and snacks, food options within the park will be limited and overpriced.
The best time to visit is an hour before closing, when the crowds are gone and the Monumental Zone can be entered for free. If you time it right you can also catch the sunset.
The park is rich in symbolism and mixes elements of mythology (the dragon), Christianity (the three stone crosses) and Catalan nationalism (the serpent fountain with a Catalan flag).
The best way to get here is by bus (H6, 24, 32 or 92), which will drop you off more or less at the gates. Otherwise you can take the metro to Lesseps station and do some uphill walking, or get off at Vallcarca and take the escalators.

The inside story

The essence of Gaudi’s architecture is its fascination with nature and natural forms. In Park Guell, nature collaborates in the experience. Originally a hill, the land has been reshaped into different forms but always with respect to the original contours.

For example, there’s a 60m (197ft) difference in elevation between the different levels of the park and Gaudi used a winding path rather than a direct route so that visitors can feel the shape of the land as they move around it. The original curves and gaps of the hill have been preserved, influencing the architectural features. When once the earth was barren, Gaudi ensured that cisterns would collect rainwater to feed the vegetation he planted.

Look carefully and you’ll see nature in every piece of man-made work. The paths wind like rivers, columns are sloped or twisted like trees, and interior spaces are cave-like with stalactite forms. Everywhere, the architect has ensured that native aromatic Mediterranean plant species flourish: palm, carob, pine, cypress, fig, almond, plum, lavender, thyme, sage, mimosa and magnolia.

Opening hours

30 October - 26 March

8.30am-6.15pm (last entry 5.30pm)

27 March - 1 May

8.00am-8.30pm (last entry 7.30pm)

2 May - 28 August

8.00am-9.30pm (last entry 8.30pm)

29 August - 29 October

8.00am-8.30pm (last entry 7.30pm)

About Park Guell

The park was originally commissioned by Gaudi’s patron Eusebi Guell and was intended to support a number of residential buildings. Like many of Gaudi’s projects, however, it was never fully completed. Only two of the proposed 60 villas were ever built (one of them belonging to Gaudi himself – now a museum).

Work on the park began in 1900 and took fourteen years, after which time Gaudi became distracted by the Sagrada Familia. By 1923, the park became the municipal property of Barcelona and in 1963 Gaudi’s house was converted into the Gaudi Museum.

UNESCO World Heritage status was conferred on the park and on Gaudi’s other structures in the 1980s. It has since become one of the city’s most popular attractions thanks to the huge imagination invested in it. Visitors experience multiple forms and techniques that together have a strange, dreamlike quality and which are a real pleasure for photographers. The central feature is the covered market: a fairytale forest of columns surrounded by a rolling stone bench decorated with ceramic mosaic.

Don’t forget to say hello to the decorative dragon as you enter the park. It’s become an unofficial symbol of Barcelona and of the Catalonian spirit.

Address

Carrer Olot 5, 08024 Barcelona, Spain

Getting there

  • By Metro

Green line (3) to Vallcarca or Lesseps stations

  • By bus

Lines H6, 32, 24 and 92

Bus Turístic (blue line) and Barcelona City Tour (green)

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How to get there

Park Güell Carrer d'Olot, s/n, 08024 Barcelona, Spain Barcelona
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