There's no better way to explore Gaudi's art than by walking through nature and observing the beauty of Park Güell from above the hilltops of Barcelona.
- Admire the intricate trencadis tile work (Hand-laid individually)
- Marvel at the colorful and textured Modernist architecture that intertwines with nature around
- Soak in the panoramic views of Barcelona from the main terrace
- Stroll through the Doric columns to the famous colorful Dragon Stairway
- Snap a photo at the famous Drac Salamander Statue
- Experience Gaudi's most inspirational work with a visit to the Nature Square, Hypostyle Room and winding pathways.
Park Guell Entrance
Before 2013, Park Güell was open to the public free of charge. Year by year, Gaudi's famous park is gaining in popularity, becoming one of the most visited tourist sights in Barcelona. The principal monuments next to the main entrance have been closed off and are now ticketed zones, and the number of guests is strictly limited. It is essential that you purchase a ticket online before arrival. Booking online saves you hours of queuing at the ticket office and guarantees you enter one of the most famous architectural creations of Gaudi, without delay.
Why Book Online
- Skip-the-line entry - No queuing at the box office - Explore Gaudi's wonders before the crowds.
- Park Güell is one of the most visited UNESCO world heritage sites in the city and tickets are limited. Booking online guarantees your preferred day/time slot that suits your schedule.
Top 5 Things to See in Park Güell
When wandering around the monumental zone, make sure you stop by these five sites:
- El Drac (The famous colored mosaic salamander statue - great for photo ops)
- Gaudi House Museum (An example of a house that was supposed to make up the community, home to Antoni Gaudi)
- The Winding Bench (Best view)
- The Market Hall (Lined with stone columns ready to evoke your imagination)
- The Caretaker’s Lodge (Closest building to a real-life gingerbread house)
Park Güell Opening Times
The opening hours of the Park Güell monumental zone varies depending on the season.
Low Season (Winter-Autumn) From January 1st to March 24 - From 08:30 to 18:15 (last entry at 17:30)
February 17th - March 24th (Hours extended to 19:00 with the last entry at 18:00) & October 28th to December 31 - From 08:30 to 18:15 (last entry at 17:30)
Mid Season (Spring-Autumn) From March 25th to April 29th - 08:00 to 20:30 (last entry at 19:30) & From August 27th to October 27th - 08:00 to 20:30 (last entry at 19:30)
High Season (Spring-Summer) From April 30th to August 26th - 08:00 to 21:30 (last entry at 20:30)
How to Arrive
Depending on the direction you're coming from, there are multiple ways to arrive at the entrance of Park Güell.
Foot - If you're feeling active, you can most definitely hike to the top of Park Güell from the Lesseps metro station. Be prepared for a steep climb near the end.
Metro - For those hoping to arrive with ease, take the metro one stop further to Vallcara (L3-Yellow Line) and walk for 15 minutes until you reach the outdoor escalators (Baixada de la Gloria) near the top of the hill.
Bus - From Placa Catalunya, you can take bus 24, and from Trelawny-Passeig Maritim bus 92. You can get off at any of the stops by the entrance to the park´s public zone.
Park Guell Fun Facts and Helpful Tips
- Originally constructed to be an all-inclusive residence and living community, complete with a church, market, public park and more! Lack of investor funds resulted in the abandonment of the project.
- Only after the death of Gaudi did the city open the park up to the public, free for all to enjoy up until recently.
- Winter is the best season to visit if you want to beat the crowds
- The park is roughly 45 acres in size. Visit during the months of May-October for favorable weather and explore all the area has to offer.
- If the time slot you've chosen isn't available, a new one will be assigned within an hour of the original time.
- Plan for a visit of around 2 hours. Stay as long as you wish
Curious to embark on an in-depth experience complete with historical context?
The upgraded Park Güell Tour
with Priority Access brings you on a journey that exposes the secrets around the architectural wonders of Park Güell.