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.
The park has obtained security certifications that it complies with all preventive measures to avoid the possible spread of COVID-19. In addition, here are all the rules and regulations in place for public safety:
Park Guell is Gaudi at his very best. Spread over 12 ha of hilly land, Park Guell is another prominent showcase of famed architect Antoni Gaudi's creative and visual prowess in Barcelona. It is also home to some of Gaudí's best works such as the Dragon Stairs, the Guardian House, the Hypostyle Hall, the Austrian Gardens, and more. 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.
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. You will get direct access inside, where you can find some of Gaudí's best works and learn about the history and creation of this culturally significant park.
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.
Cannot be canceled, amended or refunded
Cannot be cancelled, amended or refunded
Travelers looking to skip past long queues
Park Güell has two entrances, each located at different ends of the park.
- 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.
- 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.
There is no free entry into the park, unless you are a neighbour with a free-access card or in selected situations, which can be referred to on the official website of the Park.
The Park is open daily from 9:30 AM to 8 PM, with the last hour of access being 7:30 PM.
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 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.
You can skip the queues by purchasing your tickets online in advance. By buying your tickets online you avoid the long queues at the box office.
Park Guell opens at 9:30 AM everyday and the crowds are at its least in the morning. Plan your visit early to explore the park at your own pace.
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.
Q. Is it safe to visit Park Güell post-COVID-19?
A. To ensure the safety of its visitors, visitors are advised to purchase their Park Güell tickets online. Several safety measures and guidelines have also been enforced to ensure the safety of its visitors. Additionally, the park has obtained security certifications that it complies with all preventive measures to avoid the possible spread of COVID-19.
Q. What are the safety measures and guidelines in place at Park Güell?
A. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, multiple hygiene and safety measures have been applied. Currently, Park Güell recommends that visitors reserve their tickets online. Some areas (eg the Hypostyle Hall and the Dragon Staircase) have specific capacity regulations to avoid crowds. The use of a mask is not mandatory outdoors except when a minimum distance of 1.5 meters cannot be maintained with other visitors. Hydroalcoholic gel stations have been established at all entrances. Cleaning and disinfection of common areas such as bathrooms and lockers have been intensified. The BUS GÜELL does not currently provide service. The new maximum number of people allowed for a group visit is 30.
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. The cancellation policy depends on the ticket to Park Güell that you choose to reserve. While some tickets offer a full refund when canceled up to 48-72 hours in advance, others may not offer cancellation or refunds. Please, check it before making your reservation.
Q. Are guided tours of Park Güell allowed post-COVID-19?
A. Yes, Park Güell has three certifications that recognize that it complies with all preventive security measures to prevent the possible spread of COVID-19, so visitors can safely take a guided tour.
Q. What are Park Güell hours post-COVID-19?
A. Park Güell hours post-COVID-19 are 9:30 AM to 8 PM.
Q. Are skip-the-line tickets available for Park Guell?
A. To avoid the queues at Park Güell, we recommend buying your tickets online. This way, you make sure you enter the park at the time you want.
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. How to get to Park Guell?
A. Park Guell can be reached by bus, metro and car. Please note: Bus Guell shuttle facility is temporarily out of service.
Q. How many entrances does Park Guell have?
A. Park Guell has two entrances: 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. Are wheelchairs available for rent at Park Guell?
A. Yes, however, Park Güell only has two wheelchairs, so we recommend you book in advance at the Visitor Service Center.
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.