About Park Guell, Barcelona

Where New York has Central Park, Barcelona has Park Guell. This green space in the heart of Barcelona covers some 19 hectares. But the history giving rise to Park Guell speaks to Barcelona's history, the expression of the modernist art movement, and the strong friendship between Guell and architect Antonio Gaudi. 

In late 1800, Guell asked his friend and colleague Gaudi, to design an upscale residential neighbourhood in a park-like setting. So exclusive and unique was the neighbourhood that by 1914, only 2 of the envisioned 60 houses had been built; one for Gaudi and one for Guell. And so the neighbourhood project was abandoned in favour of a private garden. In 1926, the area became a public park. Gaudi's influence is everywhere here, from the organic layout to the garden walls, to the buildings. Gaudi's residence in Park Guell was converted to Gaudi's Museum, and in 1984, the area was recognised as a UNESCO world heritage site. A visit to Park Guell can be thoroughly relaxing and rejuvenating. It can also be a walk through Barcelona's modernist history, into the world of the indomitable architect, Antoni Gaudi. 

Must See

  • The Cavalry
  • El Viaducto dels Enamorats with the vibrant mosaics on the ceiling at the Hypostyle Room and the 86 Doric columns
  • Passeig de las Palmeras
  • The terrace and two pavilions
  • The salamander, market hall and the serpentine bench on the terrace is an incredible site to take pictures from 
  • Laundry room portico
  • Austria gardens
  • Gaudi Museum Park Güell is one of the seven Works of Antoni Gaudi buildings that together make up a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • People often click pictures with the unique reptilian sculpture which welcomes you on the stairs leading to the park

How to reach

Distance from the city center is 8 km

By Subway:

 It takes 22 minutes and the fare would be 2.14 Euros

By Subway, Bus

It takes 27 minutes and the fare would be 4.28 Euros

By Bus:

It takes 35 minutes and the fare would be between 1.94 to  2.18 Euros

By Bus via Mare de Deu del Coll- Baixada de Sant Maria: 

It takes 36 minutes and the fare would be 1.94 to 2.18 Euros

Line Bus 24:

It takes 35 minutes and the fare would be 2.14 Euros

By Taxi:

It takes 7 minutes and the fare would be between 7.26 to  9.08 Euros

By Walk:

47 minutes



Tips

  • Reach The Hill of Three Crosses, the highest peak of the park, for a good view of the city 
  • Book your tickets online to skip the line 
  • Avoid wearing high heels 
  • Carry hats, sunglasses and apply sunscreen 
  • You can bring food and water and have a picnic here
  • Reach early to avoid the crowd 
  • Keep your things safe with yourself 
  • Wear comfortable footwear

Visit Time

25th October to 28th March

Sunday:            8:30 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.

Monday:           8:30 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.

Tuesday:          8:30 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.

Wednesday:     8:30 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.

Thursday:         8:30 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.

Friday:              8:30 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.

Saturday:          8:30 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.

(last entry by 5:30 p.m.)

29th March to 3rd May

Sunday:             8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Monday:             8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday:            8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday:       8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Thursday:           8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Friday:                8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Saturday:            8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

(last entry by 7:30 p.m.)

4th May to 6th September

Sunday:            8:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Monday:            8:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Tuesday:           8:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Wednesday:      8:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Thursday:          8:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Friday:               8:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Saturday:           8:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

(last entry 9:00 p.m.)

6th September to 24th October

Sunday:              8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Monday:              8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday:             8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday:        8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Thursday:            8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Friday:                 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Saturday:             8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

(last entry 7:30 p.m.)

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Waiting Time

Yes. Between 15 to 30 minutes

 

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Entrance Fee

No

 

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Time you can spend

2 hours

 

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Weather

Clear Sky 15.51°C

 

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