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Top 5 Features of Gaudí's Park Güell

Only the 'k' in Barcelona's enchanting Park Güell reveals that it was inspired by England's garden city movement. The rest is Gaudí in his element! It's bursting with the great architect's trademark iconography, but here are the facts behind its best bits!

The Market Hall

The Market Hall

Park Güell was intended to be the center of a residential complex that never was. Though inspired by Greek temples, the market hall also honors the Roman road that once ran nearby.

The Dragon

The Dragon

Straddling the main stairway, "El Drac" is rich with religious connotations from Eden to St. George. The fountain it guards, however, suggests Python, the dragon of Ancient Delphi!

Gaudí House Museum

Gaudí House Museum

Only two villas were completed of the planned 60. Gaudí lived here himself between 1906 to 1925 after it failed to attract buyers! It's now home to a collection of his designs, and needs a separate ticket to visit.

The Winding Bench

The Winding Bench

Overlooking the city, the serpentine bench covered in mosaics was hailed by none other than Salvador Dalí as a precursor to the Surrealist movement. He should know!

The Caretaker's Lodge

The Caretaker's Lodge

Religious and political symbolism aside, the upside-down cups adorning one of the gingerbread-esque houses at the main entrance are said to represent Gaudí giving up coffee!

Our insider tips

How Long to Visit?

If your stay in Barcelona is brief, you will only need a couple of hours to see Gaudí's monuments. However, bear in mind that the entire park is much larger than the "Monumental Zone" discussed here, and anyone keen on the great outdoors could easily while away an afternoon taking a walk across its scenic corners!

What Are the Opening Times?

Park Güell's Monumental Zone is open from 8:00 AM to 9:30 PM during high season (May 4th to September 6th); 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM from March 29th to May 3rd and September 7th to October 24th; and 8:30 AM to 6:15 PM through winter. Only 400 visitors are allowed in every half an hour, so consider booking your tickets online in advance!

How to Get There?

The hill is a bit of a climb, but there is also an escalator (Baixada de la Gloria). It is accessible by metro (20 minute walk from Lesseps station), taxi or buses 24 and 92, which stop by one of the entrances to the public area of the park.

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    Opening times vary by season, so we suggest checking online before you visit.
  • Is it expensive?
    General tickets cost €8 for adults at the door.
  • Will I need a guide?
    It will definitely help. Might be worth it to check out our best-selling tours.
  • How to get there
    20 minutes walking up the hill from metro station Lesseps, or buses 24 and 92 stop by one of the entrances to the public area, where you can walk to the Monumental Zone.
  • Additional information

    • Only 400 visitors are allowed into the Monumental Zone every half hour!

    • Don't forget sunscreen and some good walking shoes!

What people are saying about Park Güell

Overall rating
4.4 / 5
basierend auf 12'121 Bewertungen

The park is marvelous. with the sculptures and great view.

While waiting my time slot to get in the park, I find very few place you can sit and wait. Hope it improves.

Park Güell Admission Ticket Reviewed by

Sehr guter und engagierter Guide. Guter Aufbau des Ablaufs.

The German description I got ahead mentioned cava & tapas testing as part of the tour which was not the case and would not fit in timewise anyway. So please check and correct.

everything was professional, we were here some years ago, and -

the development is more then striking, the organization and the circumstances are better--except one thing: The toilets are only few...

Park Güell Admission Ticket Reviewed by

Get there early or on time, but not late.

Park is lovely & not immense so it’s easily doable with your kids. There are large tour groups so be forewarned. Gaudí el was ahead of his time! We got there ahead of our scheduled time & were allowed in - apparently they won’t let you in order f you get there late though.

Park Güell Admission Ticket Reviewed by

The tour,the park was fantastic,the guide also.

We had a nice time there. I didn't had to stand in line,meeting point can easily find. Everything were good,the guide was really kind and told a lot of interesting thing to the group. Thanks :)

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