Guided tour

Park Güell Fast-Track Tour

Park Güell Fast-Track Tour

From US$ 27.92 per person

Get a fast track at Antoni Gaudi’s fabulous Parc Güell with this tour, and see one of Barcelona’s most whimsical park. Learn the history of Gaudi’s creation, and the art movement that spread across Europe.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 75 minutes
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Walk the sinuous paths of one of Gaudi's finest creations
  • Marvel at park benches covered in Gaudi's trademark mosaic tiles
  • See the fantastic El Drac (Dragon) statue at the entrance to the park
  • Learn how and why the Modernisme art movement spread throughout Barcelona in the 19th century
  • Enjoy breathtaking panoramas of Barcelona from Carmel Hill
Full description
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 Brussels and on to Barcelona. Using old construction techniques, such as Catalan vault (also known as “timbrel” vault), as well as craft styles and the potential of iron, Barcelona’s Modernisme movement was born. Walk through the park on the wooded hill, and see some of Gaudi’s typical styles. Along with mosaic tiles, find sinuous benches, twisted stonework, and the Sala Hipóstila (Doric Temple). Enjoy breathtaking panoramas of the city below, and marvel at columns that bend like giant trees.
Includes
  • Bilingual guide
  • Access to Parc Guell
  • Optional tips
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  •  The Park Guell offers a special itinerary for clients with mobility impairments, however they will not be able to visit the 100% of the park
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 130 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    3.9/5
  • Service
    4/5
  • Organization
    3.6/5

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An interesting tour. The guide was well informed and enthusiastic. The group was relatively small. My one criticism would be that the tour was also conducted in Spanish for just two tourists which meant long periods just waiting while the guide ran through his commentary in Spanish. Also we waited 15 minutes beyond the start of the tour for part of one family who hadn’t arrived when the tour was due to start.

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December 30, 2019

The guide (Marc) was fantastic, he was late due to traffic / demonstrations but he made up for it ... Just a pitty that most of our group booked a 75 minutes tour and it was only supposed to be 45 a 60 minutes. ... But the guide made up for that loss ...

October 27, 2019

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Great tour. Park was much less crowded first thing in the morning. At the end of our tour we had an opportunity to walk around on our own. Then by the time we were ready to leave and walking out of the main gate, the whole front of the park was really packed. A huge difference from when we started our tour at park opening time. Our guide was very informative and even though I already knew a lot about Gaudi, I did learn a few new things. He made sure to point out the little things you might miss if you just go through the park yourself.

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July 8, 2019

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