Park Güell

Price Range

865.76 - 4328.82

Reviews

4.4

Overview

Park Güell is one of the awe-inspiring public parks in the world. Legendary Spanish architect Antonio Gaudi designed it. It is an enormous garden with distinct architectural elements of Catalan.

In 1984, it was included on the UNESCO World Heritage List to enhance building techniques and architecture in the 19th and 20th century. The residential area represents the symbols of Christianity and Catalonia. You can discover the most beautiful in the city, like salamander mosaic and undulating benches.

The Pak Guell ranks second among most visited places in Barcelona. It is open all year round.

The park was conceived as a luxury residential complex before Guell and Gaudi designed a park that is akin to a fairy tale. The park is named in honor of Eusebi Güell because he was a passionate patron for Gaudi’s work.

 

History

Eusebi Guell engaged Gaudi to design many buildings, and their collaboration culminated in exclusive housing development for 60 private villas, a fiasco. He could sell only two houses.

One was Gaudi's house, ‘the Torre Rosa.' Francesc Berenguer built the house where Gaudi lived from 1906 to 1926. Later, authorities converted it into a museum in 1963. The construction period began in 1900 and ended in 1914. Later, Gaudi dedicated himself to the Sagrada Familia.

The park became municipal property in 1923. Like all other Gaudi works, Park Guell became a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 

What to see in Park Güell

The Entrance and Concierge Pavilions

Carrer d’Olot designed the main entrance; the two mushroom-shaped pavilions form the entrance. It supported the administration of the guard service and the residence.

Souvenir shops stand here today.

The Monumental Staircase

After crossing the entrance, you will find quite a few staircases and fountains. The most famous salamander resembles a salamander. A mosaic salamander is a symbol of the city.

The Hypostyle Hall and its 86 sloping columns

The Sala Hipóstila refers to a forest and serves as a market. All 86 columns lean to support the load of the large terrace. Circles and mosaics stand for the four seasons and the lunar cycles.

The Corrugated Bench and its colorful mosaics of the Nature Square

Nature Square is the symbolic place of the park above the Hypostyle Hall. Its design resembles an ancient agora. The long bench of mosaics is one of the most photographed monuments of Barcelona.

This 110-meter-long bench has earned the reputation of being the most extended undulating bench in the world. Its famous mosaics and ergonomic shape to sit comfortably attract attention. Gaudi used here new decorative motifs, which are typical to modernist Catalan architecture.

The Park and Calvary

As you walk further park, you will get the gardens of Austria and the viaduct. At the highest hill point, a Calvary is made up of three crosses.

Gaudi Museum (The Casa-Museu Gaudí)

This museum preserves a substantial collection of works of Gaudi. Gaudi designed furniture for the houses Batlló and Calvet, which you can see it in an exhibition on the ground floor. The museum houses the office and the artist's bedroom on the first floor.

The museum lies next to the park. Francesc Berenguer designed it in 1904; the genius architect spent 20 years in Torre Rosa.

The Boutique Laie Park Güell

Here is a shop that sells souvenirs on Antoni Gaudi’s legendary work and the Guell Park. Reproductions, decorative objects, costume jewelry, t-shirts, posters, and postcards are derived products. You can buy specialized books on modernisme (Catalan Art Nouveau), Barcelona, and Gaudi. Go to the entrance pavilions of Park Guell to reach this shop.

 

 

Timings

  • Sunday : 08:00 am to 08:30 pm
  • Sunday : 08:00 am to 08:30 pm
  • Sunday : 08:00 am to 08:30 pm
  • Sunday : 08:00 am to 08:30 pm

Timings are subject to change. You will be automatically booked into a time slot as part of the check out process. Please visit the official website to confirm the time slot before your visit.

 

How to Reach

  • Bus : Bus number 24 departs from Placa Catalunya and drop you close to the park.
  • Underground : Get down at Lesseps L3 or Vallcarca L3 stations and walk about 20 minutes. The Vallcarca underground station lies above the park. After descending, you will reach the main entrance. Lesseps is at the bottom of the park, so you will have to use escalators to climb.

 

Ticket Pricing

  • General Admission : 10€ (865.76 INR)
  • Guided Tour : 22€ (1904.68 INR)- Temporarily Unavailable.
  • Private Tour : 50€(4328.82 INR)- Temporarily Unavailable.

Address

Park Güell, Barcelona, Spain

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JONATHAN A
JONATHAN A
08/21/2020 23:44
Antoni Gaudi's amazing city park, done in his unique style of Catalan modernism. Walking and play areas, water features, great views. One of the world's great public spaces -- and usually crowded!
Károly K
Károly K
08/08/2020 23:55
Nice park, easy walking distances, not too steep hills. Very nice architecture, fascinating buildings. Currently not many tourists due to COVID
Artur Zajkowski
Artur Zajkowski
08/25/2020 02:35
Piece of art, beautiful mosaic of ceramic tiles. Good connection to and from the park (park-city centre). Paid attraction, reasonable price. Get to the park early mornning to avoid hordes of people. So, just put on some comfy shoes as the park itself is quite big and off you go!
Dan Bonham
Dan Bonham
08/11/2020 17:46
The best park I have visited whilst being abroad. An amazing experience to learn more about the architecture of Gaudi. I loved the mosaic patterned benches on the main terrace, astonishing colours!
Luca
Luca
08/29/2020 16:03
half of it was covered by scaffolding, other half is just plants

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FAQs

Park Guell, a public park in Barcelona, is one of the major attractions among visitors and Barcelona's inhabitants. Park got UNESCO World Heritage Site status in 1984. It was acclaimed as an artistic monument in 1969.
Park Guell allows free entry to visitors. Its monumental zone features genius artist Antonio Gaudi's work. Tourists have to pay for an entry ticket to see this 5% area of the park. ...
Yes, you can buy tickets from the tickets offices in the park. However, we recommend that you make a purchase online if you have access to an internet connection. You will not have to stand and wait in line to collect your tickets to enter the park.
It is good if you show up early and enter Monumental Zone before 09:00 am. Try to reach about 30 minutes before to walk the free zone.
Park Guell is worth visiting for its beautiful views of the city, plenty of walkways, and modernist Catalan architecture. There is a lot even in the fee areas to admire and walk along even when you are unwilling to pay for entrance.
You will require around 60 minutes to see the monumental zone of Park Guell. Other access free areas may take one and a half hours to explore. You need to buy a ticket for the monumental area...
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