Parc Güell (Catalan: Parc Güell [ˈpaɾɡ ˈɡweʎ]; Spanish: Parque Güell) is a privatized park system composed of gardens and architectural elements located on Carmel Hill, in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Carmel Hill belongs to the mountain range of Collserola – the Parc del Carmel is located on the northern face. Park Güell is located in La Salut, a neighborhood in the Gràcia district of Barcelona. With urbanization in mind, Eusebi Güell assigned the design of the park to Antoni Gaudí, a renowned architect and the face of Catalan modernism.
The park was built from 1900 to 1914 and was officially opened as a public park in 1926. In 1984, UNESCO declared the park a World Heritage Site under "Works of Antoni Gaudí".
|Monday||8:00 AM – 9:30 PM|
|Tuesday||8:00 AM – 9:30 PM|
|Wednesday||8:00 AM – 9:30 PM|
|Thursday||8:00 AM – 9:30 PM|
|Friday||8:00 AM – 9:30 PM|
|Saturday||8:00 AM – 9:30 PM|
|Sunday||8:00 AM – 9:30 PM|
Mandy Horton | Mar 3, 2018
A few years ago we visited Park Güell and only saw the free areas, this time we paid to visit the the rest of the park. We recommend paying for tickets to the monumental core with a guided tour. The park is nice overall and a great way to spend the day but the monumental core is breathtaking and the history behind it is fantastic. Our tour guide Abel was friendly, helpful, and informative, he made the experience truly memorable. What a wonderful experience, I would do it again. I do wish the tour check in had a bigger sign, we almost missed it because the group was standing in front of it. Luckily we found someone who worked there and they kindly told us where we needed to be.
Sadeesh Arumaithurai | Mar 1, 2018
Great "fairy-tale" like experience, even though it costs money to enter, it's definitely worth it. Amazing to see how unique this park is built with all the weird and unique shaped buildings. If you have more than 2 days in Barcelona to spend I'd recommend you to go here since it costs at least 1-2 hours to fully enjoy this park.
Adam Iwanicki | Jan 22, 2018
There are two part to the park - one is publicly available and there is 'Monumental Zone' for which you need tickets. Often you need to reserve them few days in advance - so don't count on just showing up, buying a ticket and entering. The park is vast and beautiful, perfect for a stroll. As it's on the hill you also have beautiful panorama over Barcelona. The monumental zone is almost fairly-tale like.
Laura Mazurek | Jan 11, 2018
Visited here and thought this was one of my favorite places. All of the mosaic detail is beautiful and there is a spot at the top with a bunch of curved benches that is amazing for pictures. There is a limited amount of tickets sold for a time period, and I didn't know that when I first got there in the morning. I ended up having to buy my ticket for in the early evening, which was fine, but it would have been nice to know before going all the way out there.
Ena Haskovic | Feb 21, 2018
Park itself is really nice but a bit too small. Super crowded as well. The price is way too high for what it offers especially because you can see colorful houses from the exit so no need to enter inside. The beautiful garden is free and it's surrounding the two houses so you can see houses from there as well. All in all, it was a pretty big disappointment for me, especially after seeing so many photos on social media. The park is super small, not like on the photos.
Fiona Brogan | Mar 14, 2018
Beautiful place but thought the free park was more fun than the actual paid part. Stunning artwork and craftsmanship but too overcrowded. The walk around the free park was amazing. The views and the buskers just created an amazing atmosphere. Loved it
E. Tabitha Morales | Mar 17, 2018
I think the photos speak for themselves. We went in Spring, so there were some opportunities for photos that were somewhat clear of people. It was just beautiful. There is a cafe where you can buy food if and when you're hungry or thirsty and there are lots of entrances to the park. Some is under construction but still very beautiful. Not far from the bunker.
Laura Bestwick | Mar 27, 2018
We only went into the free zone and we weren't prepared for the very steep walk up to the entrance from the hop on/hop off bus. However it was worth it, very pretty inside with wonderful views. Made better mm by musicians dotted around creating a wonderful atmosphere.
mark Evans | Mar 29, 2018
Didn’t book tickets in advance, so got caught out by ‘timed tickets’ once we got here. Apparently this is a new development; it was free to wander round until early 2018 (roughly. Next entrance was three hours later. We didn’t bother; and this is February; must be worse in the Summer. So book tickets online before you slog your way uphill. However, most (but not all) of what you pay for can be seen from outside, so not much point in paying!
Sumit Srivastava | May 10, 2018
Not the kind of thing which comes to your mind when you hear the word "park" (maybe it's cultural). It has some quirky architectural elements though. We forgot to take the ticket to the inner building and could not get in due to the lack of time. So this low rating should be taken with a pinch of salt. A good place to hike a little. Get your pictures with some quirky architectural elements. Have some nice views of the city from a higher ground. Not to miss.
Tatiana Nadyseva | May 8, 2018
The first thing you should know about the park - you can’t just come here. You should preferably book the tickets online. Most likely it would be sold out for that day but you are able to book tickets for 3 months in advance. The ticket costs 7,5 euro and would have a specific time frame when you can visit the park on it. For example 6 Pm. It means that you can entrance the park from 6 pm to 6:30 pm. I would recommend to come 15 later the time stated in your ticket to avoid waiting at the entrance line. Secondly, be prepared that inside you would also have to wait in line - for at least another hour to get inside the buildings. Thirdly, well it would be insanely overcrowded. That in mind, the place is, of course, amazing and must be seen
Clau Zone | May 2, 2018
Amazing park with breath taking views of Barcelona. Was nice sunny Sunday afternoon and the place was overflowed with people and tourists. there are some bridges and design architecture, you may climb up the hill as well. Lots of artists from Spanish typical music played at guitar to classic music competing with the birds orchestra from the park. Nice to spend a whole afternoon, relax, listen to music and walk around. Highly recommended. There is a public Bus that takes you directly to the park
Chloe Beattie | Apr 22, 2018
Atop a fairly steep hill, so be prepared for the walk or get a taxi if that's an issue. The place itself is beautiful. Would advise buying tickets in advance to avoid having to wait a couple of hours for your time slot on the day. Lots of lovely picnic spots. Great views.
Nathalie Lawrence | May 8, 2018
I might seem rude but there's a lot of flaws to that place. First off, the parking is a nightmare to find (we never found it, turns out the parking is only for tourists buses). Second, 3/4 of the place/park is undergoing renovation so what's really worth to see? Third, you have to pay in order to have access to certain places of the park like the famous seats or that long row of seating area that's popular, when we went to buy the tickets, they said they were limited tickets only so we couldn't even buy them there because the park was already full (it was around 13:00 and the next available tickets were sold for 19:00). Sorry but for me, someone who likes to discover places and learn new things, that place was a big no no. I'd rather visit it through pictures on Google than in real life.
Leticia Martinez | Jun 12, 2018
This place is AMAZING! lots and lots of stairs and walking but everything is picture taking worthy. The park is FREE but there is an area that you need to pay a fee for. I recommend buying them online because although you can buy tickets in person at the park you might not get the time you want. It’s very popular. It was very fun and highly recommend.
Gisella Craig | Jun 5, 2018
It is a beautiful place but I wish it was more organized. I have been on the park for over 2 hours to just find out that the place where my daughter wants to take the pictures you must pay to get inside. The visit to the monumental park cost 8.50 euros and now I must wait 3 hours to get inside. If someone would have told us as soon as we got inside the park I would have bought the ticket first then do the free part of the park. Also bring toilet tissue they have too many visitors and some stools had none. Be prepared for a lot of walking.
William Heeley | May 18, 2018
One of the best places to visit in Barcelona as far as architecture goes. There are a lot of really good photographic opportunities here which I really enjoyed, and the architecture has an earthy and surreal element to it which made it feel other worldly. Really spectacular to see in person. We went at the earliest opportunity. You must buy tickets ahead of time and honour the time they give you. If you get it early, tourists are rather minimal but I’d say even an hour or two after opening that the place fills quite a bit. I believe the numbers are kept to about 400 people at a time, but I’m not sure how much that’s monitored. The less tourists, the better your experience will be.
Stuart Baddiley | Jun 5, 2018
First up, don’t walk (unless you want to boost your daily step count). The park is situated on top of a hill/ mountain but that just means great views! The park was full of really interesting shapes and lovely parts. Some free, some needed a fee to enter. We were sadly short on time so only had an hour to walk around and soak in Barcelona in the distance. It has all the usual amenities and is exceptionally clean, neat and tidy. I left glad to have visited and glad to have seen the views. If I had more time perhaps I could have taken more in of the actual park, maybe next time. A great nod to Gaudi and his mystical mind. Definitely go and visit but definitely take a bus!
KJM | Jul 4, 2018
Went with my girlfriend. Lovely place, beautiful architecture and flower gardens, a lot smaller than I expected, thought I'd spend 3 hours there but we only spent an hour and half there. something to note as well is once you're in the monumental core (paid section) you can go into the free section but they won't let you back into the monumental core so you have to do one at a time. There was no queue (it was quarter to 10 in the morning). And there's a nice souvenir shop across the road from the main exit which is worth a visit.
Scot Munday | Jul 3, 2018
What a truly inspiring place, could spend hours here.. if you visit ensure you come on a nice day with no rain or clouds, the beauty is enhanced by sunlight. Many levels to explore so don't rush your time here if you like architecture or design... The concept is just out of this world and executed so amazingly!
Denis Masarskiy | Jul 10, 2018
Парк Гуэль является самым посещаемым парком Барселоны. Это прекрасное творение великого архитектора Антонио Гауди. Свое вдохновение он черпал от природы. Парк разделен на две части: платная и бесплатная. Конечно же нужно посетить обе. Моя личная рекомендация: не посещать парк в рамках большой экскурсии Барселоны. Потому что так вы его не увидите так, как его нужно смотреть. Поэтому покупайте онлайн билеты и вперёд к открытиям. По времени неспешный обзор займет часов шесть. Если любите фотографировать, то лучше идти с самого утра, так как место очень популярное и днём всё плотно заполнено туристами. Будут вопросы - пишите, всем отвечу)
Samantha Feng | Jun 30, 2018
This place definitely deserve more time!! I loved every minute being here and would have loved to have more time to enjoy it. It’s so beautiful, the architecture is so unique yet it fits so beautifully with the surrounding nature. Definitely do the tour. It’s short but worth it. We had a great tour guide that taught us a lot. Really enjoyed our visit. But be careful of which entrance you go to if you are doing the tour. We checked with someone at our hotel and ended up at the wrong entrance. The staff was amazing to make sure we end up back with the group.
Lidia & Greg Czubak | Aug 14, 2018
Definitely worth the visit when in Barcelona. This park has some unique architecture and space for you to wander and explore. It took us probably a good 2 hours to walk around the entire park and check out the 2 servants houses near the front. There is a little restaurant that serves refreshments and water (no alcohol) but they are very expensive so my recommendation is you bring your own water when you visit.
Elvis R | Jul 25, 2018
Popular tourist attraction. Art park. It has a museum and pathways for walking tours. Different trees and a view to the city and seaside. Walking around the park is free, entrance to the museum is with a ticket. Musicians play local tunes and there are booths selling snacks. Many guys are also selling cold water on most corners. Some souvenir sellers also. Nice to take a time out and explore the mountain side.
Eryani N. Yulita | Aug 2, 2018
Beautiful and lovely building area. Another masterpiece of Antoni Gaudi that can't be missed. You can see the view of the sea from rooftop and it was mesmerizing. Sadly, when I visited the place, half of the rooftop area was under construction so I could not get the best view point. Booked the tickets ahead and go at the specific choice of time. Early morning is better to visit so you can walk to another area after visiting. Try to get into the souvenir store tower at front to get a view of the stairs from the top.
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