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Park Guell Barcelona. Parc Guell is an wonderful park designed by famous Spanish Catalan architecht Antoni Gaudí. Park Guell is on the Carmel hill in the upper part of the Gracia district of Barcelona. From March 2019 a new shuttle bus connects Plaça d'Alfons X with Park Güell. You can get to Plaça d'Alfons X on yellow metro Line 4 L4

Directions to Park Guell

Tickets to the monument area of Park Guell where the Gaudi structions are located, are €13.  

You can buy Park Guell Tickets online up to three months before the visit. There might be a maximum number of tickets that you can order online.

To ensure the preservation of the monument area of Park Guell there is a limit of 800 visitors per hour, so it's a very good idea to buy Park Guell tickets in advance.

Please note that entrance to the Monumental Zone of Park Guell does not include access to the Gaudí House museum where Gaudí lived in his later years. 

The ticket price of the Gaudi museum is an additional €5.50. 

Park Guell history
This incredible fairy tale like park was originally a residential estate developement, which was constructed from 1900 to 1914 by Gaudi for Eusebi Güell, his wealth patron. The residential concept failed and later it become a public park.

Park Guell is one of the seven works designed by the world famous Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site under the collective name 'Works of Antoni Gaudí.'

The magic of Gaudi starts at the main entrance to the park where you are greeted by the multi coloured mosaic lizard on a fountain which has become an icon of Barcelona.

Inside there are several iconic Gaudi creations including the serpentine bench on the nature plaza. 

Inside Park Guell you can visit the house where Gaudi lived for many years, which is now the Gaudi house museum.

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Getting there
Park Güell is off Carrer d'Olot in Barcelona. It has three entrances:

on Carrer de Larrard (main entrance),
on Carretera del Carmel, 23, also coach park for tourist coaches
on Passatge de Sant Josep de la Muntanya via an escalator.

Shuttle bus
A shuttle bus called Bus Guell connects to Park Guell from metro station on Plaza Alfons X by Alfons X metro station with is metro L4. Note: the shuttle bus service is only available to visitors who have already purchased tickets to the Park Güell Monument area

By Metro
Metro, green Line 3 (L3), Lesseps or Vallcarca stations
Vallcarca station
Nearest metro station to Park Guell. The route from the station to the park is well signposted, but it is quite a steep uphill walk.

There are some outdoor escalators on some parts of the walk. It's a fun walk if you are fit, but hard work especially in the hot sun for the elderly or visitors who find walking challenging.

Lesseps station
Station is 1300 m from Park Guell which is a little further, but it is a more leisurely walk though still uphill - and well signposted.

By bus
The hop on hop off tourist buses all have stops near Park Guell and stop at many other sights in Barcelona. But please note that hop-on-hop-off buses only stop on the street Travessera de Dalt so you still have to walk 900m slightly uphill to the Park Guell main entrance

Park Guell  park opening times:

The public part of the park is open from 10 in the morning until sundown. Admission is free, but this does not include admission to the monument area.

The historical Gaudi monument part of the park is open at the following times: (please check before your visit)

Autumn-Winter from 25 October to 23 March:
08:30 h to 17:30 h

Spring-Summer from 24 March to 19 October:
08:00 to 21:30 

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