Park Güell Barcelona

 Discover Parc Guell, Barcelona, located in the Barcelona's La Salut neighborhood.
The esplanade of the Park Güell. Author: Cristian Atudoroae (Barcelona Photos)
In the upper part of Barcelona we find one of the most personal works of the architect Antoni Gaudí, converted into a tourist icon of the city. With an extension of more than 17 hectares, Park Güell is a public garden full of modernist architectural elements with sinuous forms, an amazing fusion of art and nature. Most of the built surfaces are decorated with trencadís, a decorative system made with small fragments of broken ceramic.
Initially the Park Güell has been projected as an exclusive English - style garden city, destined for the upper class of Barcelona. Count Eusebi Güell entrusted the project to the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí. The works have taken from 1900 to 1914. Nevertheless, the initiative ended in a commercial fiasco, because from the total of 60 single-family houses only two houses have been finished. The heirs of Güell have sold the park to the Barcelona Town Hall and so Park Güell has become in 1926 a very appreciated public park. In 1984 it was declared a World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO, along with other works by Gaudí.
The entrance to the monumental area is payable. To avoid large queues it is advisable to buy the tickets online, obtaining a small discount.
Highlights
The entrance pavilions, which look like a fairy tale image. The pavilions have spectacular covers, crowned by small mushroom-shaped domes.
The double staircase, with the famous sculpture of the dragon covered with colorful ceramics, converted into the best-known image of the park.
The Hypostyle room, an impressive space formed by 86 columns, originally intended to function as a market.
The Nature Square, the central point of the park, a large esplanade enclosed by a huge undulating bank covered with trencadís, designed by Josep Jujol. From here the visitor get great views over the city.
The viaducts, suspended on a double row of inclined columns.
Contact
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Contact
Address: Olot Street - Barcelona 08024
Tel.: +34 902 200 302 / +34 934 091 831
Email: parkguell@bsmsa.cat
Website: www.parkguell.cat
Timetable
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Timetable
Low season
November to March: 8.30am to 6.15pm.
Mid season
April, September and October: 8am to 8.30pm.
High season
May to August: 8am to 9.30pm.
Prices
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Prices
General admission: 8,50 €
Over 65, children aged 7 to 12 years, people with disabilities: 6 €
Children up to 6 years: free admission
General guided tour: 7 € + admission
Public transport
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Public transport
Metro. Vallcarca Station (line L3) and Lesseps Station (L3).
Bus. Lines 24, 32, 92 and H6.
Tourist bus. Park Güell bus stop (blue route).
Location
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Location
GPS: 41°24'48.6"N 2°09'11.2"E / 41.413500, 2.153107
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