Originally designed as a exclusive housing estate for the rich, this fabulous space atop Mount Pelat is where Antoni Gaudi really let loose! Packed with more symbolism and mystery than a Dan Brown novel, Parc Güell is a true representation of the architect’s three passions in life; nature, nationalism and religion. With great views out across the city and quiet walkways amongst the contours of the hill, you can with a bit of effort find some peace and quiet to enjoy this Gaudi gem.
Don’t miss out on the climb to the top. From the plaza walk past the Gaudi House Museum (worth popping in to see some of his furniture designs) to the side gate (by the coach park) and follow the road uphill.
It has happened, unfortunately as of November 2013 the ‘monumental zone’ of the park is no longer free. This is the area with the main Gaudi bits. You can buy a ticket on the day, but there are a limited number available for each of the time blocks. We strongly suggest that you buy in advance because even waiting in the queue will not guarantee you get in!
General Ticket – 7€
Children 6 and under – Free Entrance
Children 7 to 12 – 4,90€
Over 65s – 4,90€
Winter (25 October to 23 March) – 08.30 to 18.00
Summer (24 March to 19 October) – 08.00 to 21.30
Tel: +34 932 130 488
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Gaudi House Museum
Entrance 5.50€ Adults (4.50€ with a Barcelona Card)
Entrance FREE Children upto 10 years
October-March: from 10 am to 6 pm
April-September: from 10 am to 8 pm
Tel: +34 932 193 811
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How to get there
Catch the number 116 hopper bus from Carrer de l’Escorial, just around the corner from JOANIC metro station (Line 4 Yellow) and it will drop you outside.
Tourist Bus – you will need to walk up the hill to the entrance
GoCar & Taxi – right to the entrance