Park Güell

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Top 5 Features of Gaudí's Park Güell

Only the 'k' in Barcelona's enchanting Park Güell reveals that it was inspired by England's garden city movement. The rest is Gaudí in his element! It's bursting with the great architect's trademark iconography, but here are the facts behind its best bits!

  • The Market Hall

    1. The Market Hall

    Park Güell was intended to be the center of a residential complex that never was. Though inspired by Greek temples, the market hall also honors the Roman road that once ran nearby.

  • The Dragon

    2. The Dragon

    Straddling the main stairway, "El Drac" is rich with religious connotations from Eden to St. George. The fountain it guards, however, suggests Python, the dragon of Ancient Delphi!

  • Gaudí House Museum

    3. Gaudí House Museum

    Only two villas were completed of the planned 60. Gaudí lived here himself between 1906 to 1925 after it failed to attract buyers! It's now home to a collection of his designs, and needs a separate ticket to visit.

  • The Winding Bench

    4. The Winding Bench

    Overlooking the city, the serpentine bench covered in mosaics was hailed by none other than Salvador Dalí as a precursor to the Surrealist movement. He should know!

  • The Caretaker's Lodge

    5. The Caretaker's Lodge

    Religious and political symbolism aside, the upside-down cups adorning one of the gingerbread-esque houses at the main entrance are said to represent Gaudí giving up coffee!

Planning Your Visit

  • How Long to Visit?

    If your stay in Barcelona is brief, you will only need a couple of hours to see Gaudí's monuments. However, bear in mind that the entire park is much larger than the "Monumental Zone" discussed here, and anyone keen on the great outdoors could easily while away an afternoon taking a walk across its scenic corners!

  • What Are the Opening Times?

    Park Güell's Monumental Zone is open from 8:00 AM to 9:30 PM during high season (May 4th to September 6th); 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM from March 29th to May 3rd and September 7th to October 24th; and 8:30 AM to 6:15 PM through winter. Only 400 visitors are allowed in every half an hour, so consider booking your tickets online in advance!

  • How to Get There?

    The hill is a bit of a climb, but there is also an escalator (Baixada de la Gloria). It is accessible by metro (20 minute walk from Lesseps station), taxi or buses 24 and 92, which stop by one of the entrances to the public area of the park.

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    Open daily, 8:00 AM-9:30 PM
    Holiday hours may vary
  • Is it expensive?
    General tickets cost €8 for adults at the door.
  • Will I need a guide?
    It will definitely help. Might be worth it to check out our best-selling tours.
  • How to get there
    20 minutes walking up the hill from metro station Lesseps, or buses 24 and 92 stop by one of the entrances to the public area, where you can walk to the Monumental Zone.
  • Additional information

    • Only 400 visitors are allowed into the Monumental Zone every half hour!

    • Don't forget sunscreen and some good walking shoes!

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What people are saying about Park Güell

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 14,751 reviews

Such a great tour! Mark was absolutely amazing and the tour was so well organized. Not a minute was lost, the information given and the way it was delivered caught the attention of our 11 and 14 year olds who both agreed in the end that it would have been such a waste to go the Sagrada Familia without our passionate and super cool guide. We all fell in love with the history and curiosities shared with us, we could hear and understand our guide crystal clear in English and we were never crowded. The 1,5 hour free time between the Sagrada F. and Park Guell was very important not only to rest and eat but also to digest what we had just seen and the rest was literally “a walk in the park”! Thank you Mark!!

Olga was an amazing tour guide! I would give her ten stars if I could. She was so knowledgeable not only about Park Güell and La Sagrada Familia, but about the city’s history as a whole. You can tell she’s passionate about her job and it shows with her positive attitude towards giving tours. She was patient, helpful taking photos, and even stayed behind to give local recommendations for food, drinks and shopping. I would book her for more tours while we are here if we could. Such a great experience!

It would be easy enough to walk through this park and enjoy the environment. But having toured the park with a guide, it’s much more interesting to learn about the intended use and design of was supposed to be a private community. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about the family for whom it was built and Gaudis role. I recommend it.

Our guide Marta was very knowledgeable about Gaudi and the pace of the tour was just right.

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