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No visit to Barcelona would be complete without a stop at Park Guell — Barcelona’s most important park, designed by famed architect Antoni Gaudí.
- The Park Guell attracts a lot of visitors — book your tickets online to skip the lines
- Choose the date and time that best fits with your vacation plans
- Climb to the top of the hill and enjoy the spectacular view of Barcelona at your feet!
Tickets & Prices
The Park Guell is one of the cheapest attractions to visit in Barcelona. Children up to age six enter for free while adults and older kids pay a relatively low rate. However, keep in mind that the Park is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Barcelona so if you want to get in on your date and time of choice you should definitely book your tickets in advance.
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|Park Güell Tickets||yes||no||no||€7.50|
|Park Güell Guided Tour||yes||yes||no||€26.00|
|Park Güell + Hop on Hop off Bus||yes||no||yes||€37.00|
The Park consists of two areas: the monumental area in the center, which you need a ticket to enter, and the rest of the park which is open without a ticket. It’s possible to visit the Park Güell without a ticket, but all of Gaudí’s most known work is inside the monumental area, so you’ll be missing out on some of the most interesting sights if you do.
The monumental area only admits a limited number of visitors every hour, so choose the time of your visit and make sure you’re on time. Once you’re inside you can stay as long as you want.
The combined ticket with the Barcelona Hop on Hop off Bus is especially convenient because the bus leaves you very near the park and allows you to visit all of the city’s other important monuments too.
What to see and do
Park Guell is one of the most popular destinations in Barcelona, with much to see and many places to take great pictures. These are some of the best:
Turó de les Tres Creus
The Hill of Three Crosses is the highest point in the park and offers one of the best views of the Catalan capital. If you visit in the evening, it’s a magnificent place to watch the sunset. Make sure to take a selfie with Barcelona in the background.
Climb the steps at the entrance of Park Guell and you’ll come to the Hypostyle Hall, a forest of Doric-style columns supporting the park’s central terrace. Notice the colorful mosaic decorations in its ceiling — different colors correspond to different seasons of the year and lunar phases.
The Viaduct and Walkways
Gaudí designed the park during his naturalist phase, so understandably its architectural elements are heavily inspired by nature. Some of the most interesting are the curved stone colonnades supporting the park’s viaducts and walkways. The columns appear to sprout from the ground, as if they had grown naturally.
Did you know that: (3 Interesting Facts!)
- Park Guell was originally intended to be a high-class housing development, but when the original plan failed it was converted into a public park.
- Gaudí lived in Park Guell from 1906 until his death in 1926. His former house is now a museum and can be visited.
- The Doric columns in Hypostyle Hall are actually water collectors. Rainwater that falls on the main plaza above filters through into an underground cistern, which was meant to supply the houses in the park.
Map & Address (Location)
- Park Güell Tickets
- Address: Carrer d'Olot, 11, Barcelona, 08004
- GPS coördinates:
41°24' 49" N 2°9' 11" E