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  • Barcelona: Park Güell Admission Ticket

    1. Barcelona: Park Güell Admission Ticket

    Visit Park Güell with your timed admission ticket and explore the unique site at your own pace. Marvel at Antoni Gaudí's colorful mosaic art such as the Dragon Stairway with its world-famous salamander. Have a break from the city life while strolling through the green Austria Gardens and take stunning photos of Barcelona from the park's viewing points.  The plan for the park was assigned to Gaudí by Eusebi Güell, a Catalan entrepreneur who wanted to recreate a British residential park on Muntanya Pelada (Bare Mountain). It was opened as a municipal park in 1926, recognized as an artistic monument in 1969 and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. While you have to enter the park at your booked time slot, you can stay for as long as you like after and take it all in.

    Fra le tante opere di Gaudí è quella che mi ha meno colpito, anche se vale comunque la visita. Un consiglio per fotografi, di mattina si avrà sempre il sole contro. L'unica parte che ne beneficia è la scala dei draghi (che è anche la zona più famosa).

  • Park Güell Fast-Track Tour

    2. Park Güell Fast-Track Tour

    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 B...

    Manu was a great guide! Sharp on time, great infos and overall knowledge! Super nice! Best way to visit park Guell! Totally recommend it!

  • Park Güell: Private Tour

    3. Park Güell: Private Tour

    Discover one of Antoni Gaudí’s most enduring creations on this tour of Park Güell. Take a walk through a century of art. Start at Carmel Hill and enter the public park that Gaudí built over a century ago. See the fantastic mosaic tiles of the salamander statue (“El Drac”) at the park entrance as an example of Gaudí’s typical style. Go back to the origins of the park date in 1900, when Barcelona was becoming a cosmopolitan metropolis. Hear about the engineer Ildefons Cerdà, who studied the problems faced by a growing city in depth, and addressed the needs of Barcelona as it expanded rapidly throughout the 2nd half of the century. Let your guide show you how the park's main architectural features are based on the Art Nouveau, an art movement that began in Glasgow and spread across Europe to Brussels and on to Barcelona. Learn about how old construction techniques, such as the Catalan or...

  • Park Güell: Tour

    4. Park Güell: Tour

    Immerse yourself in Gaudí's creative vision and explore Park Güell with a guide. Visit the highlights and seek out some of the hidden corners only a local would know. See the Serpentine Bench and the salamander, El Drac, as well as many sculptures, sinuous benches, and twisted stonework. Admire Gaudí's signature technique, trecandís, which uses brightly-colored mosaics made of broken tile. Step inside the Sala Hipóstila, the Hall of the Hundred Columns, listen to its incredible acoustics and gaze up at its shimmery ceiling. Stroll down vaulted walkways made using old Catalonion construction techniques. Walk through the park up the wooded hill and reach the open space of Nature Square. Enjoy breathtaking panoramas of the city below.

  • Fast-Track Guided Tour: Sagrada Familia and Park Güell

    5. Fast-Track Guided Tour: Sagrada Familia and Park Güell

    Discover Barcelona through the eyes of the city’s most famous architect on a skip-the-line tour of the Sagrada Familia and Parc Güell. Parc Güell was created as an urban housing development and city park in the middle of nature by Antoni Gaudí for the industrialist an entrepreneur, Eusebi Güell. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Parc Güell is entered via a large staircase dominated by a dragon of mosaic ceramic tiles. Learn more about this Catalan style, known as “trencadís,” before exploring more of the park’s unique design features on a guided walking tour, including the 86 Doric columns arranged like trees. Then, transfer by coach to La Sagrada Familia, Gaudí’s unfinished basilica in the Eixample district. Skip the long lines to look inside the cathedral, and marvel at vaults that tower 70 meters tall, as well as the rich ornamentations of Gaudi's Latin cross plan. Learn about Gaud...

    Great Tour guide, explained everything very well with a lot of details and give us time to asked questions and take pictures

  • Barcelona: Sagrada Familia and Park Güell Tour

    6. Barcelona: Sagrada Familia and Park Güell Tour

    Explore 2 of Gaudí's best-known works in one day. Enjoy the convenience of organized transportation to get you from one place to the next. Begin at Park Güell Park and admire stonework and mosaics in the Modernisme style. See the salamander statue, “El Drac,” at the park entrance. Then, take a break for lunch. Travel to the Sagrada Familia and start by comparing the contrasting Nativity and Passion façades. Go inside the forest-like basilica to bask in the rays of light through stained-glass windows. Learn about how the ongoing construction of Gaudí’s unfinished masterpiece.

  • Barcelona: E-Bike Tour

    7. Barcelona: E-Bike Tour

    See the best that Barcelona has to offer without breaking a sweat. Follow your local guide on your e-bike and learn more about the fascinating history of the city. Trace the 2,000-year-old heritage of Barcelona through its old town. Cycle down cobbled streets bursting with charm. Admire Gothic architectural gems like the Cathedral of Barcelona. Make your way down to the seafront for unbeatable views. Visit the Old Port and learn about the former fishing village, Barceloneta.

  • Barcelona: Gaudi Private City Tour with Sagrada Familia

    8. Barcelona: Gaudi Private City Tour with Sagrada Familia

    Learn all about the life of the father of Modernist Architecture on this private tour. Visit his most famous buildings and the places he frequented with your expert local guide. Walk around the Plaza Real, the elegant square decorated with the streetlights of a recently graduated Gaudi. Then, visit one of his first masterpieces, Palau Güell, a sober structure in the Raval Quarter, almost devoid of the exterior decorations that so characterized his later works. Before you leave the Old City, you'll also visit the preferred tavern of Antoni Gaudi and Pablo Picasso. Walk along Paseo de Gracia, a showcase of Catalan Modernism, where the works of Antoni Gaudi and other famous architects of the time can be seen. It's impossible to understand Gaudi's work without having seen Casa Batllo and Casa Milá (La Pedrera), two masterpieces created at the peak of his career. Finally, Sagrada Familia. ...

  • Skip-The-Line Sagrada Familia & Park Güell Guided Tour

    9. Skip-The-Line Sagrada Familia & Park Güell Guided Tour

    Explore the genius of Gaudí and his impact on Barcelona with skip-the-line entrance tickets to the Sagrada Familia and Park Güell.  Get an introduction to Gaudí's character as you look at the 4 façades of the Sagrada Familia, and then enter the unfinished basilica to explore its 5 aisles. Learn about Gaudí’s plans when construction began, and then take a 10-minute drive to Park Güell. Upon arrival, admire the multi-colored mosaic dragon as your guide explains the park’s history. Stroll around the gardens to discover typical Gaudi motifs such as the serpentine bench and colonnades bearing his trademark sinuous contours.

    It was amazing experience ! Olga, our tour guide, shared interesting facts and knowledge about sagrada and park guel. Seems like she knows it all!)) highly recommended tour

  • Barcelona: Park Güell & Sagrada Familia Guided Tour

    10. Barcelona: Park Güell & Sagrada Familia Guided Tour

    Embark on a guided tour provided in English and Spanish and discover 2 of Antonio Gaudí's most famous works in Barcelona. Start by discovering Park Güell with your guide. Stroll through this magnificent public park and admire the main square with the beautiful, meandering, and colorful bench. See the salamander staircase and the two pavilions that were once a porterhouse and a reception room. After exploring Park Güell take some free time before heading to the Sagrada Familia to meet with your guide. Meet outside a Kurz&Gut, a bar/restaurant situated 3 minutes away from the monument. Skip-the-line and access the Sagrada Familia so no need to wait in the long queues. Enjoy a guided tour of the basilica with a personal, local, and passionate expert that will take you through the history and architecture in the most detailed and enthusiastic way possible. Experience Gaudí’s masterpiece to...

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What people are saying about Park Güell

Such a great tour! Mark was absolutely amazing and the tour was so well organized. Not a minute was lost, the information given and the way it was delivered caught the attention of our 11 and 14 year olds who both agreed in the end that it would have been such a waste to go the Sagrada Familia without our passionate and super cool guide. We all fell in love with the history and curiosities shared with us, we could hear and understand our guide crystal clear in English and we were never crowded. The 1,5 hour free time between the Sagrada F. and Park Guell was very important not only to rest and eat but also to digest what we had just seen and the rest was literally “a walk in the park”! Thank you Mark!!

Olga was an amazing tour guide! I would give her ten stars if I could. She was so knowledgeable not only about Park Güell and La Sagrada Familia, but about the city’s history as a whole. You can tell she’s passionate about her job and it shows with her positive attitude towards giving tours. She was patient, helpful taking photos, and even stayed behind to give local recommendations for food, drinks and shopping. I would book her for more tours while we are here if we could. Such a great experience!

It would be easy enough to walk through this park and enjoy the environment. But having toured the park with a guide, it’s much more interesting to learn about the intended use and design of was supposed to be a private community. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about the family for whom it was built and Gaudis role. I recommend it.

We had a wonderful experience, Susie, our guide was fabulous with such a deep knowledge and passion for the park and sagrada familia.. She was an excellent guide and has a fabulous sense of humour. The tour is well worth doing as u get the full experience of Gaudi’s amazing work. Many thanks.

Difficult to find but was well worth a visit. Lovely surroundings