Park Güell

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  • Barcelona: Park Güell Admission Ticket

    1. Barcelona: Park Güell Admission Ticket

    Visit Park Güell with your timed admission ticket and explore the unique site at your own pace. Marvel at Antoni Gaudí's colorful mosaic art such as the Dragon Stairway with its world-famous salamander. Have a break from the city life while strolling through the green Austria Gardens and take stunning photos of Barcelona from the park's viewing points.  The plan for the park was assigned to Gaudí by Eusebi Güell, a Catalan entrepreneur who wanted to recreate a British residential park on Muntanya Pelada (Bare Mountain). It was opened as a municipal park in 1926, recognized as an artistic monument in 1969 and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. While you have to enter the park at your booked time slot, you can stay for as long as you like after and take it all in.

    Fra le tante opere di Gaudí è quella che mi ha meno colpito, anche se vale comunque la visita. Un consiglio per fotografi, di mattina si avrà sempre il sole contro. L'unica parte che ne beneficia è la scala dei draghi (che è anche la zona più famosa).

  • Park Güell Fast-Track Tour

    2. Park Güell Fast-Track Tour

    Discover one of Antoni Gaudi’s most enduring creations on this tour of Parc Güell north of Barcelona city center, and take a walk through a century of art. Start at Carmel Hill north of Gracia, and enter the public park that Gaudi built over a century ago. See the fantastic mosaic tiles of the salamander statue (“El Drac”) at the park entrance as an example of Gaudi’s typical motifs. The origins of the park date back to 1900, when Barcelona was becoming a cosmopolitan metropolis. The engineer Ildefons Cerdà studied the problems faced by a growing city in depth, and the needs of Barcelona as it expanded rapidly throughout the 2nd half of the century. The Universal Exhibition of 1888 searched for a new artistic language and urban representation. The main architectural features of Parc Güell are based on the Art Nouveau, an art movement that began in Glasgow and spread across Europe to B...

    Manu was a great guide! Sharp on time, great infos and overall knowledge! Super nice! Best way to visit park Guell! Totally recommend it!

  • Park Güell: Private Tour

    3. Park Güell: Private Tour

    Discover one of Antoni Gaudí’s most enduring creations on this tour of Park Güell. Take a walk through a century of art. Start at Carmel Hill and enter the public park that Gaudí built over a century ago. See the fantastic mosaic tiles of the salamander statue (“El Drac”) at the park entrance as an example of Gaudí’s typical style. Go back to the origins of the park date in 1900, when Barcelona was becoming a cosmopolitan metropolis. Hear about the engineer Ildefons Cerdà, who studied the problems faced by a growing city in depth, and addressed the needs of Barcelona as it expanded rapidly throughout the 2nd half of the century. Let your guide show you how the park's main architectural features are based on the Art Nouveau, an art movement that began in Glasgow and spread across Europe to Brussels and on to Barcelona. Learn about how old construction techniques, such as the Catalan or...

  • Park Güell: Tour

    4. Park Güell: Tour

    Immerse yourself in Gaudí's creative vision and explore Park Güell with a guide. Visit the highlights and seek out some of the hidden corners only a local would know. See the Serpentine Bench and the salamander, El Drac, as well as many sculptures, sinuous benches, and twisted stonework. Admire Gaudí's signature technique, trecandís, which uses brightly-colored mosaics made of broken tile. Step inside the Sala Hipóstila, the Hall of the Hundred Columns, listen to its incredible acoustics and gaze up at its shimmery ceiling. Stroll down vaulted walkways made using old Catalonion construction techniques. Walk through the park up the wooded hill and reach the open space of Nature Square. Enjoy breathtaking panoramas of the city below.

  • Fast-Track Guided Tour: Sagrada Familia and Park Güell

    5. Fast-Track Guided Tour: Sagrada Familia and Park Güell

    Discover Barcelona through the eyes of the city’s most famous architect on a skip-the-line tour of the Sagrada Familia and Parc Güell. Parc Güell was created as an urban housing development and city park in the middle of nature by Antoni Gaudí for the industrialist an entrepreneur, Eusebi Güell. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Parc Güell is entered via a large staircase dominated by a dragon of mosaic ceramic tiles. Learn more about this Catalan style, known as “trencadís,” before exploring more of the park’s unique design features on a guided walking tour, including the 86 Doric columns arranged like trees. Then, transfer by coach to La Sagrada Familia, Gaudí’s unfinished basilica in the Eixample district. Skip the long lines to look inside the cathedral, and marvel at vaults that tower 70 meters tall, as well as the rich ornamentations of Gaudi's Latin cross plan. Learn about Gaud...

    Great Tour guide, explained everything very well with a lot of details and give us time to asked questions and take pictures

  • Barcelona: Sagrada Familia and Park Güell Tour

    6. Barcelona: Sagrada Familia and Park Güell Tour

    Explore 2 of Gaudí's best-known works in one day. Enjoy the convenience of organized transportation to get you from one place to the next. Begin at Park Güell Park and admire stonework and mosaics in the Modernisme style. See the salamander statue, “El Drac,” at the park entrance. Then, take a break for lunch. Travel to the Sagrada Familia and start by comparing the contrasting Nativity and Passion façades. Go inside the forest-like basilica to bask in the rays of light through stained-glass windows. Learn about how the ongoing construction of Gaudí’s unfinished masterpiece.

  • Barcelona: E-Bike Tour

    7. Barcelona: E-Bike Tour

    See the best that Barcelona has to offer without breaking a sweat. Follow your local guide on your e-bike and learn more about the fascinating history of the city. Trace the 2,000-year-old heritage of Barcelona through its old town. Cycle down cobbled streets bursting with charm. Admire Gothic architectural gems like the Cathedral of Barcelona. Make your way down to the seafront for unbeatable views. Visit the Old Port and learn about the former fishing village, Barceloneta.

  • Barcelona: Gaudi Private City Tour with Sagrada Familia

    8. Barcelona: Gaudi Private City Tour with Sagrada Familia

    Learn all about the life of the father of Modernist Architecture on this private tour. Visit his most famous buildings and the places he frequented with your expert local guide. Walk around the Plaza Real, the elegant square decorated with the streetlights of a recently graduated Gaudi. Then, visit one of his first masterpieces, Palau Güell, a sober structure in the Raval Quarter, almost devoid of the exterior decorations that so characterized his later works. Before you leave the Old City, you'll also visit the preferred tavern of Antoni Gaudi and Pablo Picasso. Walk along Paseo de Gracia, a showcase of Catalan Modernism, where the works of Antoni Gaudi and other famous architects of the time can be seen. It's impossible to understand Gaudi's work without having seen Casa Batllo and Casa Milá (La Pedrera), two masterpieces created at the peak of his career. Finally, Sagrada Familia. ...

  • Barcelona: Skip-the-Line Park Güell Guided Walking Tour

    9. Barcelona: Skip-the-Line Park Güell Guided Walking Tour

    Start the tour check-in in at the Gaudí Experience office on Larrard Street. Meet your guide and travel to Park Güell. Discover one of the most important works by Antoni Gaudí. Enjoy exploring the famous park which provides amazing views over the city of Barcelona. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1984, learn how the original project of Gaudí changed to build the current public park. Walk around the Monumental area with your guide and see how Gaudí created a naturalistic and organic style, achieving a perfect fusion between architecture and nature. Feel the broken tile mosaics he created and discover all the hidden spots and secrets the park keeps. See Doric columns and vaulted walkways, as well as the multicolored salamander, known as “El Drac.” The focal point of the park is the main terrace, with serpentine benches and beautiful views across the city.

    It was a great choice to start my Gaudí journey in Barcelona. The park is gorgeous and kind of surreal. I would’ve liked the hike to the three crosses to be included on the tour.

  • Barcelona: Full-Day Guided City Highlights Tour

    10. Barcelona: Full-Day Guided City Highlights Tour

    From Plaza Catalunya, the tour begins with a lovely walk through the oldest part of the city. Explore the charming Gothic Quarter, a maze of narrow streets filled with Roman and medieval architecture. Your informative guide will take you to the Cathedral, Jewish Quarter, Royal Palace, and St. James’ Square. Head to the famous Santa Maria del Mar church in the Born district, then take a well-deserved rest with a coffee at a local cafe. After this you’ll be taken in a comfortable coach to Montjuic, to see incredible views over the city. The next stop is at the Sagrada Familia. Learn the history and the intriguing symbolism of the basilica. Tour the outside facades, then skip the lines and head inside to see the incredible interior. Afterwards, enjoy a glass of regional wine and sample the local delicacy of acorn-fed Iberico ham.  Continue to Park Guell on Tibidabo mountain to admire the ...

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

It was amazing experience ! Olga, our tour guide, shared interesting facts and knowledge about sagrada and park guel. Seems like she knows it all!)) highly recommended tour

Great experience. Lively and fun with very perasonalized service from very knowledgable guides. I would go with this team again, for sure!

Beautifully unusual park. This park is a delight to experience. The vegetation and sculptural aspects are amazing

Susanna was a delight. Very knowledgeable and fun to be with!

All was good. Maybe a little more time at the Guell Park.