Park Guell is a wonderful public park with an open-air museum inside. It is one of the symbolic monuments of the city, as well as one of the most visited places in all of Catalonia.
An extraordinary complex that extends for about 17 hectares, including gardens, paths, beautiful mosaics and splendid architectural elements, which are perfectly integrated into the landscape.
Alone. In pairs. With family or friends… the Park is a milestone during a holiday in Barcelona.
Here, you will find the most famous Salamander/Mosaic in the world, reproduced in hundreds of thousands of souvenirs. There is even a copy inside the wax museum!
Park Guell represents one of the greatest expressions of the genius of Gaudi. Its extraordinary creations contained in the complex have not gone unnoticed by UNESCO. In fact, in 1984 the Park was declared a World Heritage Site along with the other 6 buildings in the city.
The park is located in the upper part of the city, not far from the elegant district of Gràcia.
With the Metro (Line 3 – Green) you can get off at the Lesseps or Vallcarca stops, and along a rather steep slope (absolutely avoid heels !!).
Urban buses (lines D40 and H6) are probably the most convenient way to get to the park. From the Travessera de Dalt stop you can arrive in 10 minutes through Av. Del Santuari de Sant Josep de la Muntanya (route that also has escalators).
The main entrance is located in the lower part, and then close to the center of Barcelona. Here are the two fairytale and imaginative entrance pavilions. Casa del Guarda was designed by Gaudí to be the support of the Park keeper.
The monumental staircase houses the famous salamander with mosaics. Given the crowd of visitors, it will be a real challenge to be able to take a picture without the presence of other tourists (here more than any other area of the Park).
Park Guell also hosts the & nbsp; Doric Temple, that is & nbsp; a forest of 88 columns and, above all, the Banc De Tracadis: the long bench covered with ceramics in Plaza de la Naturaleza. With an area of approximately 2700 square meters, this splendid square is the real beating heart of the entire Park.
The complex is open all year round, from Monday to Sunday (including holidays), from 09:30 to 19:30.
From 01 June to 31 August it is open from 09:00 to 19:30. The ticket costs €10 for adults and €7 for children. You can buy it directly online on the official website.
Alternatively, with the BCN Card you can buy the ticket with a 20% discount. More info from here.