Get entry into one of Antoni Gaudi’s architectural masterpieces, Park Güell with the help of an expert host.
Gain priority entrance into Gaudi’s beautiful creation, Park Güell with the help of an expert tour guide.
Make the most of your time in Barcelona with this combo tour of Antoni Gaudi’s equally eccentric contributions to Catalan Modernism: The Sagrada Familia and Park Güell.
Gain fast-track entry into two of Gaudi’s architectural masterpieces, Park Güell and La Pedrera on this exclusive tour with your English-speaking tour guide.
Barcelona’s Park Güell has reopened its doors to the public following a closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This move comes in with several health and safety measures in place; if you plan to visit the attraction, please familiarize yourself with these rules.
Both the regulated zone and the free access area are open to the public. From the free access area, visitors can use the Bus Güell (included in their ticket) to go to the regulated zone. Your Park Güell ticket does not include entry into the Casa Museu Gaudí.
Here are all the rules and regulations in place for public safety:
Park Guell is Gaudi at his very best. Spread over 18 acres of hilly land, Park Guell is another prominent showcase of famed architect Antoni Gaudi's creative and visual prowess in Barcelona. The sprawling park and garden is located on Carmel Hill and receives an annual footfall of around 12 million tourists! Originally intended to be a gated community for the Barcelona aristocrats by Count Eusebi Guell, the effort proved to be commercially unsuccessful.
With the Park Güell tickets, visitors can explore the Monumental Zone, an exclusive ticket entry zone in the park that houses some of Gaudí's best works like the Dragon Stairway, Porter's Lodge Pavilion, The Hypostyle Room, Austria Gardens and more.
Explore Park Güell with these fast track timed entry tickets. Choose the time of your visit when purchasing your ticket online and enter the park within thirty minutes of the chosen time of your booking. Access the Monumental Zone, an exclusive ticket entry zone in the park that houses some of Gaudí's best works and learn about the history and creation of the iconic park.
This ticket includes round trip access to Bus Güell, a shuttle service will get you to Park Güell from the Alfons X metro station (Line L4 of the metro) and back.
Get Skip the line entry into Park Güell and explore the former housing estate that is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With an expert local guide, learn about the history and details of Gaudi's masterpiece and see all the main attractions like the Hypostyle Room, the Greek Theatre, the Austria Gardens.
Visit two of Gaudi’s most beautiful architectural works - the Sagrada Familia and Park Guell, with one single ticket. Enjoy an immersive expert guided tour with priority access into the iconic landmarks as you explore Gaudi’s mosaic dragon, serpentine tile bench, climb Sagrada Familia's intricately decorated towers and more.
This tour includes transfers between Park Guell and Sagrada Familia.
Park Güell has three entrances, each located at different ends of the park.
- Carrer de Larrard: This is the main entrance to Park Guell and is easily accessible by bus. If you take this entrance, be prepared for some amount of walking and climbing stairs to reach the Monumental Zone.
- Carretera del Carmel: This entrance is located next to the parking lot and is accessible by taxi, coach and the metro and bus as well. The Monumental Zone is located just 100 meters away from this entrance.
- Sant Josep de la Muntanya: This entrance can be accessed by an escalator, sparing you most of the climb up the hill. This entrance is best suited for people who cannot climb stairs.
The tickets for Park Güell provide access to the restricted monumental area, which houses the most vulnerable and heavily visited parts. Most of the main attractions are within this area, however, the Park does have a free zone that can be accessed without a ticket.
The park has different opening hours throughout the year.
October 29 to December 31 - 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM
1st January to 25th March - 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM
26th March to 30th April - 8:00 AM to 8:30 PM
1st May to 27th August - 8:00 AM to 9:30 PM
28th August to 28th October - 8:00 AM to 8:30 PM
The last admission is 60 mins before closing time.
The Park stays open and accessible all the year round.
A popular attraction in Barcelona, Park Guell is most busy during the peak season of April to August. To avoid the crowds, visit during the low season between January to March or October to December.
The best days to visit are on weekdays and the Park is most crowded during the weekend.
Park Güell is a public park located on Carmel Hill, in Barcelona, Spain. It is easily accessible by bus, train, and taxi.
If you opt for the Park Guell Timed Entry Tickets, they include round trip access to Bus Güell. This is shuttle service will get you to Park Güell from the Alfons X metro station (Line L4 of the metro). This bus journey takes 15 minutes to Park Güell. The ticket also includes returns to Alfons X metro station from the park.
If you choose to travel by bus, you can take bus lines 24 or 92 that stop at Carretera del Carmel-Park Güell, which is right across the park’s main entrance. Bus routes H6 and D40 and stop at Travessera de Dalt, which is a 10-minute walk to Park Guell.
The green line L3 metro stops at the Lesseps and Vallcarca stations, both located 20 minutes away from the Sant Josep de la Muntanya park entrance. From the station, you could take a bus or taxi to continue your journey as the route to the park is uphill.
Park Guell houses 13 spaces for taxi parking, 12 are at the Carrer de Marianao entrance and the remaining one is at Carrer d'Olot entrance. Parking for coaches is also available.
Skip past the long lines by purchasing fast track entry tickets online. With these, you will receive priority access to the park and can begin exploring without wasting any time standing in the ticket line.
Park Guell opens at 8:00 AM everyday and the crowds are at its least in the morning. Plan your visit early to explore the park at your own pace.
The Serpentine Bench is a well-known mosaic tile bench that winds its way along the terrace around Park Güell. It was created using the Trencandís technique, which was invented by Gaudí and was widely used during Catalonia’s modernism and surrealism periods. Created in a signature serpentine shape and varying vibrant tones for a statement effect, the bench was designed using jettison tiles from a factory close by. Both artistic and functional, rest and take in the beauty of the park in style at the Serpentine Bench.
The mosaic salamander statue that resides at the gates of Park Güell acts as the symbol of Barcelona. ‘El Drac’ is known by multiple names, such as ‘the dragon’ and ‘the Park Güell lizard’. Acting as a guard for Park Güell, it was created from brick and is coated with Gaudí’s signature Trecandís technique. Trecandís and serpentine shapes are common themes throughout Gaudí’s work, and Park Güell is an ideal location to see and enjoy both.
One of Barcelona’s most iconic green spaces, Park Guell was originally designed to be a luxury housing estate. Inspired by the English garden city movement, Spanish entrepreneur Count Eusebi Guell acquired a site called Muntanya Pelada (Bare Mountain) and commissioned the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí to design the estate. The idea was to create sixty triangular lots for luxury houses. Ultimately, only two houses were built and the sale of the property was a failure.
At Guell’s suggestion, Gaudi bought it himself with his savings and moved in with his family. It remained Gaudi’s home until his death in 1926. After this, the project was turned into a public park, named after the main sponsor, Count Eusebi Guëll, that now attracts millions of visitors each year. Despite its failings as a residential estate, Park Güell remains one of Gaudí’s most famous masterpieces.
Park Guell is a Barcelona landmark and sees millions of tourists each year. Over time, the large crowds lead to some minor signs of wear and tear of Gaudi's monuments. In order to preserve the monuments, access to one portion of the park was regulated, ensures the conservation and maintenance of the most fragile and frequented part of the Park.
The Monument Zone makes up only 5% of the total park area but houses all the main attractions. Entry to the Monument Zone is through a paid ticket and only 400 people can enter the zone every half an hour.
When you buy a ticket, you have access to all the places in the Park Güell restricted area, including the Casa del Guarda, the Concierge's pavilion, the Dragon staircase, Austria Gardens, the Hypostyle Room, the Portico of the Washerwoman and Plaça de la Natura.
The Free Zone surrounds the Monument Zone and does not need a ticket to enter.
Some of the must sees within the free zone are the three Roadways and viaducts, which make great places for a stroll, and the Three Cross Hill, the highest point of the hill that offers beautiful views of Barcelona city.
Q. Is it safe to visit Park Güell post-COVID-19?
A. To ensure the safety of its visitors, Park Güell is now accepting online reservations. Several safety measures and guidelines have also been enforced to ensure the safety of its visitors.
Q. What are the safety measures and guidelines in place at Park Güell?
A. In light of COVID-19, multiple health and safety measures have been enforced. Park Güell encourages visitors to book their tickets online. It is mandatory that visitors wear masks that cover their nose and face throughout their entire visit; social distancing is mandatory between visitors. Guided tours have been canceled until further notice as well.
Q. Are Park Güell tickets available online post-COVID-19?
A. Yes. You can book your Park Güell tickets online to facilitate minimal physical contact.
Q. What is the cancelation policy for Park Güell tickets?
A. It depends on the Park Güell ticket you choose to book. While some tickets offer a full refund on canceling tickets up to 48-72 hours in advance, for others there may be no refund available on cancelation. Please check before you make your reservation.
Q. Are guided tours of Park Güell allowed post-COVID-19?
A. Guided tours of Park Güell are not permitted as of now.
Q. What parts of the Park Güell are open to public post-COVID-19?
A. Both the regulated zone and free access zone are open to the public post-COVID-19. However, your tickets do not include access to the Casa Museu Gaudí.
Q. What are Park Güell hours post-COVID-19?
A. Park Güell hours post-COVID-19 are 07:30 AM to 08:30 PM until 23 August 2020; 08:00 AM to 07:30 PM from 24 August to 24 October; 08:30 AM to 05:30 PM from 25 October to 31 December 2020.
Q. Are skip-the-line tickets available for Park Guell?
A. Yes, skip-the-line tickets are available for Park Guell. With these tickets, you can save between 30 minutes to 1 hour of waiting time.
Q. What are Park Guell ticket prices?
A. Adults pay an entry fee of €10 for Park Guell tickets, while children between ages 7-12 pay €7. Those under age 6 can enter for free.
Q. Can I skip the line with guided tours at Park Guell?
A. Yes, you can get skip-the-line tickets for guided tours at Park Guell. With these tickets, you get hassle-free entry and enjoy an educational guided tour of all the major landmarks at Park Guell.
Q. Should I buy Park Guell tickets in advance?
A. Yes, to avoid waiting in long lines, it is highly recommended that you buy Park Guell tickets in advance.
Q. What are Park Guell timings?
A. These are the best Park Guell timings: from November to March, Park Guell is open between 08:30 AM - 06:30 AM. From April to October, it is open between 08:00 AM - 07:30 PM.
Q. How to get to Park Guell?
A. Park Guell can be reached by bus, metro and car. The best option would be to opt for the Bus Guell -- a shuttle that takes you directly to Park Guell.
Q. How many entrances does Park Guell have?
A. Park Guell has three entrances: the main entrance, Carretera del Carmen and Passatge De Sant Joseph De La Muntanya.
Q. How long does it take to explore Park Guell?
A. It takes about two hours to cover all the major sections of Park Guell.
Q. What to do at Park Guell?
A. Serpentine Beach, Gaudi Museum, Austria Gardens, Laundry Room Portico, etc., are a few places to visit at Park Guell.
Q. Is photography allowed inside Park Guell?
A. No. Photography is not allowed inside Park Guell unless express permission is taken from the concerned authorities.