You will not find any park like this one in the world! It’s a public park and it belongs to the city’s heritage. Gaudí’s unfinished urbanistic dream, listed UNESCO World Heritage in 1984. Another marvel that awaits you on your visit to Barcelona!
The most ambitious urban planning operation of Barcelona in the late XIX th century, has its origins in an urban development awarded to Antoni Gaudí by Count Güell a prominent Catalan industrialist, whose plan was to design an elegant estate with family houses for well-to-do families, along with a network of roads, viaducts and staircases to make it easier to get around the hilly terrain. Güell wanted to recreate the British residential parks inspired in Ebenezer Howard’s model. Hence why he called it Park Güell (using the English spelling).
Predictably, the person entrusted with carrying out Güell’s planning scheme was Antoni Gaudí. Gaudí’s project involved the construction of a housing estate of 60 private plots and large common gardens devising the idea of a bucolic retreat for the highest bourgeoisie of Barcelona.
Its location on the hillside of the Carmelo Mountain so far from the city was ideal to symbolise the metaphor of the ascent to paradise, to Eden.
The project, however, was a total failure.
The prodigious structures raised among the typical Mediterranean vegetation are a curious mixture of fantasy and spirituality, which the staunch patriot Gaudí interspersed with Catalan emblems. A work, in short, where Gaudí gave up his habitual historicism and boldly chose a language of his own ranging from naturally inspired forms to a surprisingly avant-garde plasticity.
Gaudí House Museum (optional).
|Bridges and Viaducts
Other unusual features of the Park Güell are its bridges and viaducts, with twisted columns and grottos.
✔︎ Guided tour hrs to the Monumental Zone and Gaudí House Museum (optional)
✔︎ Licensed official guide.
✔︎ Directly acces to Park Güell Monumental Zone. Avoid the queues!!!
✔︎ Use of public transport from your hotel to the starting point of the visit.
Entrance fee and public transportation tickets.
|Please note the following points …|
|Public Transport required||Meeting Point||Group Visits|
|Essential purchase transport tickets||Park Güell, Ctra. del Carmel, 23A, 08013 Barcelona||This visit can be adapted to groups with a maximum of 15 people.|
|Tour timing||Tour difficulty||Tickets|
|2 hrs||Partially Adapted. Moderately Easy||Entrance fee is required.‼️ Get your tickets in advance.|
⚠️ Acces to the Monumental Zone is limited to 400 visitors every 30 minutes in order to ensure conservation of the heritage site.
⚠️ For capacity reasons, we can not guarantee that you will be able to visit de Casa del Guarda (Porter’s Lodge)
⚠️ If you have any questions, please just ask us. Our mission is to offer you a good service.
|PARK GÜELL Monumental Zone|
Children aged 0-6 years Free
Oct 25 – Mar 28 / 8.30am – 18.15 pm
Mar 29 – May 3 / 8am – 20.00 pm
May 4 – Sept 6 / 8am – 21.30 pm
Sept 7 – Oct 24 / 8am – 20.00 pm
Carrer d’Olot, s/n, 08024 Barcelona, Spain
Bus: 24, 92 (Carretera del Carmel)
Metro: L3 (Lesseps, Vallcarca)
|GAUDÍ HOUSE MUSEUM|
Oct – March / 10am – 18.00 pm
Apr-Sept / 9am – 20.00 pm
Park Güell, Ctra. del Carmel, 23A, 08024 Barcelona
Bus: 24, 92 (Carretera del Carmel). 32, H6, 116 (Carrer d’Olot)