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Written by Arundhati Toshniwal on January 6, 2022 Share on

Park Guell – Barcelona, Spain (Explore it to the fullest!)

Park Guell located in Barcelona, Spain is a privatized park with gardens and architectural elements. It was constructed by the legendary Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi. At first, the lush park was supposed to be constructed as a hi-profile gated residential community of 60 houses but due to many difficulties, it did not come out as planned, but did come out in something that inspires generations till now! Around 12 million tourists visit this amazing architecture annually and also come out mesmerized and satisfied by these wonders! Read on and know more about this magnificent Park Guell and know if it is worth your penny! Have a great vacation in Barcelona with your loved ones and explore it to the fullest!


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Things to know

  1. UNESCO World Heritage Site designation– 1984
  2. Established in the year– 1914
  3. Architect– Antoni Gaudi
  4. Architectural style– Modernisme
  5. Address– Carmel Hill, Gracia, Barcelona
  6. Opening Hours – 
    • May 1st to Aug 27- 8:00 AM to 9:30 PM
    • Aug 28 to Oct 28- 8:00 AM to 8:30 PM
    • Oct 29 to Dec 31- 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM
  7. Tickets
    • Park Guell entry tickets price- €10
    • Park Guell guided tour entrance tickets price (No Wait) – €24
    • Each ticket provides a 30 minute grace period, i.e. on a 10:00 AM ticket, you can enter till 10:30 AM.
    • You cannot re-enter the park with the same ticket.
    • Purchasing tickets online allows you to decide entry timing according to your convenience.
    • Kids below 6 years do not require a ticket.
    • Children from 7 years to 12 years can enjoy discounted rates.
  8. Don’t miss
    • Casa del Guarda
    • The Stairway
    • Sala Hipóstila
    • Plaça de la Natura (the Greek Theatre)
    • Austria Gardens

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Park Guell
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About Park Guell, Barcelona

Park Guell covers around 18 Hectares of hilly land. It was originally envisioned by Count Eusebi Guell. It was to be a miniature city for Barcelona’s affluent class but the project was abandoned. Gaudi continued to develop it as a park and since then it attracts a lot of crowds from every corner of the world. It was open to the public in 1926 and is also known for its beauty till now. This historic park sets apart and you can experience the best of it. It was never intended to be a park at first but as a colony, the architects decided to stop the project as not even a single house was sold. In 1922, Barcelona bought the half-built residential complex.

It was developed into a public park and since then, it is worldwide known for its ravishing art. The authorities divided the park into two zones and by October 2013, the monumental zone was restricted by ticket. The architecture of this park can definitely be compared to a fairytale come to life! The park has Trencadís which is a mosaic created by small pieces of broken ceramic and this technique is used throughout the park. You can also witness the fluidity of the design in the structure which makes it stand as one with nature, just amazing!

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Trencadís architecture
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Park Guell Entrances

Park Guell Barcelona has three entrances and you can choose anyone according to your preferences –

  1. Carrer de Larrard
  2. Carretera del Carmel
  3. Sant Josep de la Muntanya

1. Carrer de Larrard

It is the main entrance and you can easily approach it via bus and metro lines. You will need to walk up some steps and do some climbing to reach the monumental zone.

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2. Carretera del Carmel

This entrance is perfect for those visitors who choose to visit in a car or taxi as it is next to the parking lot. You can also approach it by bus and metro. Carretera del Carmel entrance is just 100 meters away from the monumental zone and is also known as Plaça de la Natura.

Park Guell
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3. Sant Josep de la Muntanya

This entrance gives you access by an escalator that will spare most of your time as other entrances make you climb to the hill

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Park Guell Facts 

  1. The Park Guell is declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1984 and comes under the “Works of Antoni Gaudí”
  2. The architect Antoni Gaudí, lived in this park until he died. He did not designed the house, Francesc Berenguer, a Catalan architect designed it.
  3. About 60 luxury houses were supposed to be constructed within the park but due to some difficulties only 2 of the houses were built and in one of those, architect Antoni Gaudí lived. 
  4. The palm leave shaped iron gates surrounding the property make the visitor question that how was this made! Gaudi’s initial plan did not included palm leave shaped iron gates.
  5. Gaudi believed that nature does not have a straight line, so believing and to connect the architecture with nature he only used curved lines all through the property and is by the way incredible!
  6. Not only architecture but the park preserves nature too with utmost care. You can also witness a wide variety of flora and fauna around the park. It includes non-native species of parrots, short-toed eagles, and hummingbird hawkmoths and so much more.
  7. You can overlook Barcelona from the terrace of Park Guell. The 110 meters long vantage point offers you picturesque views of the city.

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view of Barcelona spain from Park Guell
Source – Pixabay

Around 12 million tourists visit this amazing architecture annually and come out mesmerized and satisfied by these wonders, so, what are you waiting for? Book your trip to Barcelona from Pickyourtrail as it provides amazing deals on Barcelona trip packages! You can also customise your Spain itinerary and explore the city at the pace you want! See you soon!

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