Park Güell is a large park with peculiar architectural elements made by the singular architect Antoni Gaudí.
The park is named after Eusebi Guell who was an entrepreneur, patron of Gaudi, enthusiastic about his works.
Initially, it was designed to be a luxury residential space, but this idea did not succeed and the park was built instead.
The park was inaugurated in 1922 and has an extension of more than 17 hectares. It has elements inspired by nature and which in turn have an important symbolism, both political and religious.
In 1984 it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO
How to arrive?
There are many ways to enter Park Güell. The one we use will depend on the means of transport we use to get there.
The most common way to reach is by Subway. There are 3 main stops that are commonly used:
Lesseps (L3): It is 20 min walking distance and the recommended access is at Avinguda del Santuari de Sant Josep de la Muntanya, wich is equipped with escalators.
Vallcarca (L3): It is a 13 min walk, but in this case the escalators are at Baixada de la Glòria, and we would access the park.
Alfons X (L4): From here we could either walk to Plaça Sanllehy and enter the park from the main entrance which is located at Carretera del Carmel. If you do not want to walk, you can hop on the Park Guell bus that would save you the walk. If we have pre-purchased our tickets, the bus will be free.
Bus and touristic buses
If we choose to travel by bus, there are several options:
The H6 Bus and D40 will leave us 10 min walking distance. Much closer to the park than the subway, at Travessera de Dalt. In this case we would walk up Carrer Larrard, this way there are many souvenir shops and is the most common route due to its shorter walk. If you need to use escalators, we would recommend you use the Lesseps route.
There are two Touristic Buses: If choosing the one known as the Bus turístic, you would use the blue line and if you choose the Barcelona City Tour Bus, it will be the Green or east line.
The touristic buses have their stops also at Travessera de Dalt, in the same location as the regular buses. Again we would approach the park from Carrer Larrard. In both buses the stop will be called Park Güell.
The park is divided in two areas: The Forest zone, which is free to visit and the Monumental area. Which is the part you will be have to pay to enter.
I recommend that you buy the tickets in advance because it is commonly sold out.
Here you can buy your tickets.
There are special prices for children and people over 65 years old.
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