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Park Guell Tickets and Tours

Lush greenery, walls of swirling patchwork mosaics, and playful pops of architecture; welcome to Park Güell. Crafted in the early 20th century, these garden grounds are where world-famous architect, Antoni Gaudi’s imagination ran wild. The result of a commercial project gone wrong, Gaudi’s works may not have materialised into a luxe miniature city as was first intended, but this vibrant, open-air arena remains a gift to Barcelona from Spain’s most revered creative. With Park Güell tours and tickets, gaze in awe at Gaudi’s trademark dose of outlandish, quirky designs in full throttle throughout. From columns imitating palm trees to a mosaic lizard dragon, this park represents the very best of Gaudi architecture. A mental playground where art breathes new life into nature, Park Güell is a living and breathing Gaudi tribute, enjoyed every day by locals and tourists alike.
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Our tips for Parc Güell

  • Plan your trip in advance. To avoid last-minute disappointment and long queues during entry, it is best to plan your itinerary in advance and book your ticket to Park Güell early.
  • Visit early or late. It is recommended to visit the park as early as it opens up or very late in the evening if you want to avoid the worst crowds.
  • Respect the rules. Be respectful of the rules of the park if you wish to preserve its beauty and scenery.
  • Stay mindful of the pickpockets. Make sure that you do not bring your valuables during your visit to the park. Also, stay mindful of the pickpockets operating in the park.
  • Keep water and snacks handy. It is a great idea to bring your water and snacks as a lot of walking may be involved and there are limited food options within the park.
  • Go to Gaudi’s. Visit the spired Casa-Museu Gaudi in the park, where Gaudi lived during his last 20 years. Have a peek at Gaudi’s furniture and memorabilia that remains on display in this residence-turned-museum.
  • See it all. The best views from Barcelona Park Güell are from the hillside’s peak, the Turo del Calvari. From this point, you can take in the whole of the cityscape and beyond.
  • Get tourist-ready. Park Güell is extremely popular, and only a certain number of people are allowed to enter the gates every half-hour. To guarantee your entry, it’s a good idea to book online.

Good to know

Park Güell originated in 1900s when Count Eusebi Güell purchased a tree-covered hillside and hired Gaudí to create a miniature city to house the wealthy in dazzling landscaped grounds. A commercial failure, the project was abandoned in 1914. By then, Gaudí had already created 3km of roads and walks, steps, a plaza and two gatehouses. In 1922, the city bought the estate for use as a public park.

Gaudi’s life came to a brutal halt when he was crossing the road in Barcelona and was hit by a tram. He died three days later in the Hospital of the Holy Cross. Many of the Spanish public flocked to the hospital to pay their respects to this impressive, much-loved figure through huge masses and tributes. According to the national press of the time, Gaudi’s death marked the biggest outpouring of grief seen in the city’s history.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: What is Park Güell?

    Park Güell is a public park situated in Barcelona, Spain which was designed by Antoni Gaudi, the renowned architect. The park is famed for its one-of-a-kind and vibrant mosaic structures and provides stunning views of the city.

  • Q: What is the best time to visit Park Güell?

    Spring is a great time to visit these lush, colourful grounds. Spain’s peak tourist time of summer is not yet realised, so enjoy a bit of quiet time in one of Gaudi’s most beautiful masterpieces.

  • Q: How do I get around Park Güell?

    With three entrances and many transport links, getting to Barcelona Park Güell couldn’t be easier. The Metro green (L3) line’s Vallcarca and Lesseps stations are both within walking distance of the site, while many public bus lines and tourist buses also make their way to Park Güell regularly.

  • Q: What should I wear to the park?

    To fully enjoy the park's hilly terrain and uneven paths, it is advisable to wear comfortable walking shoes. Besides, during the summer season, the weather can be hot, so it is crucial to dress appropriately and carry sunscreen and a hat for sun protection.

  • Q: Is the park wheelchair accessible?

    While some sections of the park are accessible to wheelchair users, the park's undulating landscape and numerous stairs may pose challenges for some visitors with mobility impairments. Therefore, it is advisable to contact the park beforehand to explore the available accessibility options.

  • Q: Any tips for saving money during a trip to Park Güell?

    Strapped for cash? The best way to save money is by booking your Park Güell tickets online before your arrival. As well as guaranteeing your admission to this busy site, you will save significant dough; purchasing admission online shaves the cost of Skip-The-Line Park Güell tickets considerably.

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