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Park Guell is a stunning attraction that stands as a testament to the artistic and creative genius of Gaudi. The sprawling park and garden, located on Carmel Hill, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and receives an annual footfall of around 12 million tourists!
Spread over 12 hectares of hilly land, Park Guell is home to some of Gaudí's best works such as the Dragon Stairs, the Hypostyle Hall, the Austrian Gardens, and more. You can also meet the famous El Drac, the Park Guell Lizard here.
The best way to buy tickets to Park Guell is by purchasing them online. This allows for safe and contactless transaction along with other several benefits such as:
If you are hoping to plan a trip that is lighter on the pocket, opt for the Park Guell Timed Entry Ticket. It is a self-guided tour, but the timed ticket ensures that you will not have to wait in lines and explore the whole park at our own pace.
You should go for the guided tour of Park Guell. On this tour, you will be accompanied by an expert guide (English, Spanish, German, French), who will give you all the information you need, and more to understand the history of the park better.
Opt for the super saver combo ticket that includes access to both, Park Guell and Sagrada Familia. Learn about the importance of Catalan Modernisme and how it has impacted Barcelona's architecture as you explore these iconic Catalan landmarks.
Park Guell is a magical wonderland created by Gaudi. Here are the main highlights you will see inside the park.
The well-known mosaic tile bench that winds its way along the terrace around Park Güell was created using the Trencandís technique, which was invented by Gaudí. It takes a serpentine shape and features varying vibrant tones using jettison tiles from a factory close by. Rest and take in the beauty of the park in style at the Serpentine Bench.
Nature square or Placa De La Natura is a large esplanade located right at the center of Park Guell. It was originally designed as the stage for the park's Greek theater, which was never built. The square is a popular spot for visitors to take photos and enjoy panoramic views of the park. It is a great place to relax and take a break from sightseeing.
On each side of the main entrance, you will find two pavilions. The one on the left was a concierge's office with a waiting room and a phone booth, while the one on the right was the porter's house, hence its name Casa del Guarda, which is now part of MUHBA (Barcelona History Museum).
The stairway on the entrance leads to the Hypostyle room, which was intended as a marketplace. It is made of 86 fluted columns. Inside, the sections where columns are absent, spaces simulate three naves, as in a large temple. The benches in the Hypostyle Room offer great views of the entrance pavilion and dragon fountain.
This area was converted into a plant nursery when Park Guell became a public park. The area gets its name because Austria donated trees to the park on the occasion of the exhibition "Vienna in Barcelona" held in 1977. From here you can enjoy great views of the park, and of the two houses that were built here.
On the eastern side of the Greek Theater Square, there is an original iron gate that leads to Casa Larrard's gardens, where Güell resided. The road goes through a pine grove with a portico built on top of a huge retaining wall. It is one of Gaudí's most beloved examples of organic architecture.
Antonio Gaudi designed three viaducts, five meters wide leading to the hill of the Three Crosses. You will also find a transversal road which is ten meters wide. It connects the Carmel road with the exit for Sant Josep de la Muntanya. Gaudí also designed three-meter-wide pedestrian paths and shortcuts with stairs and slopes that allowed direct access to the different plots.
Park Guell is divided into two different zones: Monumental Zone and Forest Zone.
The whole of Park Güell is open to visitors. However, since 2013 the entrance to the monumental area has been regulated to avoid overcrowding. Thus, visitors must make a prior booking of the entrance to visit Park Güell. Groups with neighbour's card and Gaudir Més registration are exempted from doing so.
Park Güell has three entrances.
There is no free entry into the park, unless you are a resident in neighboring areas 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.
1 July to 31 August 2022: 9 AM to 7:30 PM
1 September to 29 October 2022: 9:30 AM to 7:30 PM
30 October 2022 to 31 December 2022: 9:30 AM to 5:30 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.
If you arrive by car at Park Güell you must park in the BSM Travessera de Dalt - Park Güell car park. We recommend that you reserve your place in advance.
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.
For residents of Barcelona, access is free from 7AM to 9 AM, and tourists are not allowed entry during these hours. For tourists, Park Guell opens at 9:30 AM every day. Visit during the early hours as the crowds are at their least in the morning. Plan your visit early to explore the park at your own pace.
Residents of Barcelona can enter Park Guell for free any time during its opening hours (7 AM to 10 PM). During mornings, from 7:00 AM to 9:30 AM (from July 1 to August 31 from 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM) and from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM , access is reserved for the residents of the city and tourist visits are not allowed during these hours. Booking in advance is not necessary.
To enjoy free access, residents must prove that they are local residents using Admission Card for Local Residents that can be requested through the municipal website, or with a Gaudir Més membership.
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.
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.
A. Yes. You can book your Park Güell tickets online to facilitate minimal physical contact.
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.
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.
A. Park Güell's hours are 9 AM to 10:00 PM until 31 August 2022. The opening hours will be from 9:30 AM to 7:30 PM from 1 September to 29 October 2022 and from 30 October 2022 to 31 December 2022, the park will be open from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM.
A. To avoid the queues at Park Güell, we recommend buying your timed entry tickets online. This way, you make sure you enter the park at the time you want.
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.
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.
A. Yes, to avoid waiting in long lines, it is highly recommended that you buy Park Guell tickets in advance.
A. Park Guell can be reached by bus, metro and car. Please note: Bus Guell shuttle facility is temporarily out of service.
A. Park Guell has three entrances: Carrer de Larrard, Carretera del Carmel and Av. Del Santuari de St. Josep de la Muntanya.
A. It takes about two hours to cover all the major sections of Park Guell.
A. Serpentine Beach, Gaudi Museum, Austria Gardens, Laundry Room Portico, etc., are a few places to visit at Park Guell.
A. Yes, however, Park Güell only has two wheelchairs, so we recommend you book in advance at the Visitor Service Center.
A. No. Photography is not allowed inside Park Guell unless express permission is taken from the concerned authorities.