- Get digital tickets for Park Güell - Antoni Gaudí's fantastical outdoor park, full of flamboyant Modernist touches for which the architect is justly famous
- Explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site at your own pace (packing picnic supplies is highly recommended)
- The views of Barcelona from this park are spectacular: the view of the city highlights (including Gaudí's Sagrada Familia) from this park are some of the best in the city
Flamboyant yet subtle, Parc Güell is Gaudí’s fanciful imagination on a large scale: an entire park. Featuring public gardens, unique buildings, and many nooks and crannies, all with that inimitable Gaudí style. A trip to Park Güell is a chance to get outdoors in sunny Barcelona, and enjoy some of the unique and whimsical artistry of Catalan's favorite son. Pack a picnic lunch, and prepare to be dazzled.
Park Güell has a magic lizard watching over its entrance. (Don't worry if you're lizard-phobic, el drac is a mosaic). In the background sit two quirky gingerbread-style houses - and it just gets more mythical from there.
From the manmade walls, roads, and walkways that mimic natural forms, to the exuberant buildings and colorful tile work, this is basically a Gaudí theme park.
Originally envisioned as a gated community for aristocrats, Count Eusebi Güell's housing project didn't get off the ground. Fortunately, Güell and Gaudí still saw possibility in this plot of land in Barcelona's Gràcia district. Gaudí went to work between 1900 and 1914, and in 1926 Park Güell was opened to the public. It was an immediate hit.
From the forest of stone columns swaying like punchdrunk boxers, to the famous Serpent Bench which winds along the perimeter, to the house which Gaudí himself lived in for the last twenty years of his life, this Modernist masterpiece is a riot of color, and a festival of fanciful forms.
In 1984 it was named a UNESCO World Heritage site, and a day spent here is full of Gaudí whimsy and natural beauty (there are even flocks of non-native parrots that now call the park home - a development Gaudí himself would surely have approved of!).
NOTE: Access to the Casa Gaudí Museum (Gaudí's former home in Parc Güell), requires a separate ticket.
Carrer d'Olot, 08024 Barcelona
- Entrance to Park Güell - Monumental Zone
- Casa del Guarda in Carrer Olot - due to questions of limited space we cannot actually guarantee you'll be able to get into the building.
- Casa Gaudí Museum
- 4 May to 6 September: 8:00 - 21:30 (last entry 21:00)
- 25 October 28 March: 8:30 - 18:00 (last entry 17:30)
- 29 March to 3 May: 8:00 - 20:00 (last entry 19:30)
- 7 September to 24 October: 8:00 - 20:00 (last entry 19:30)
Barcelona is quite hilly and the way to the park is no different. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes, bring a bottle of water and, more importantly, enjoy the walk.
- From the Vallcarca stop on line 3 (green) it’s a 15-minute walk. Take the escalator on Baixada de la Glòria, then go to the entrance on Passatge de Sant Josep de la Muntanya
- From the Lesseps stop on line 3 (green) it’s a 15-minute walk. Head towards the entrance on Passatge de Sant Josep de la Muntanya and take the escalator
Visitors with reduced mobility may have difficulty getting around, due to the design of the park.
Loved park guell. I had seen pictures friends had taken but they mean nothing until you have been there and experienced it for yourself. I'm glad I went early (8:30am) before a lot of the groups arrived
Enjoyed Park Guell. The monumental zone is much smaller than I expected, but great to see. Views of the city are fantastic from here. Definitely need to book if you want to go, ad when we were there the next available entry slot without a pre-booking was 4 hours ahead. So dont be disappointed!!
Park is very interesting with amazing views. Would advise a taxi to get there as up hill, but a nice 20 minute walk back to centre.
very enjoyable and impressive
Amazing architecture and unusual experience. Would definitely recommend a visit.
It was amaizing
Amazing location, clean, modern, a bit noisy if your room faces the street.
It was a lovely afternoon there once we got in. It's good to book tickets online first as they only let 400 people in at a time?! I went the day before but it was too late to get in, I would have to wait about 3 hours.