Outdoor activities · Parks & Playgrounds

Parque Güell

Want to visit “Parque Güell”? One of Barcelona’s most visited sight thanks to its iconic mosaic salamander and serpentine bench designed by Gaudi.

One advice for your visit: Book tickets online in advance because you might not be able to get in the monumental area otherwise. It’s very likely to be fully booked when you arrive.

Access to the monumental area is only possible with a ticket.

History: 

Eusebi Güell gave Gaudí the task of drawing up plans for building up a domain for well-off families and the construction began in 1900. The idea was to create self-contained communities surrounded by green, open spaces but it ended up being a commercial failure.

The current Casa-Museo Gaudí (Gaudí Museum House), where the architect lived between 1906 and 1925, was originally built to be a model home.

After Eusebi Güell’s death in 1918, his heirs decided to sell the land to the Barcelona city hall to be turned into a public park, opening in 1926, the year of Gaudi’s death.

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Official website: https://www.parkguell.cat/en/

How to get there
Address: C/ Olot, 08024 Barcelona
Metro: Line L3, Lesseps station, then follow the tourist signs
Bus: Nº 24 – 31 – 32 – H6 – 92 – Bus del Barri 112
Tourist Bus: blue line
Car: Next to Park Güell, there is a bus parking (C/ del Carmen, 20), as well as several parking spaces for cars nearby

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2 thoughts on “Parque Güell

  1. Hi there,

    I just found your blog and it just happens I started a similar one this summer about kids, families and Barcelona. 🙂 I will keep an eye to your suggestions too as they may come handy to plan some days out with the family.

    Kind Regards,
    Sonia.

    Liked by 1 person

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