Park Güell in Barcelona, Spain
Park Güell is this magical wonderland of whimsical architecture, complete with colorful mosaics, detailed tiles, and odd shapes. The same Antoni Gaudí of Sagrada Familia fame also designed this masterpiece, which served as a public park. Located atop a hill, the park boasts panoramic views of Barcelona. Construction started in 1900 and Gaudí himself resided in the schoolhouse on premises for a time. It was a gathering center for the commuity. There are two sections to the park: paid admission leads to the delightful colorful buildings and gardens while the surrounding nature park is free. Don't forget to make your way to Turó de les Tres Creus, located a short hike away from the monument park.
Bus: H6, D40, 24 and 92
Metro: Green Line (L3), Lesseps or Vallcarca stations
08024 Barcelona, Spain
Coordinates: 41.4145° N, 2.1527° E
Cost & Admission
Individual tickets (MAX 9) can be purchased up to three months in advance. You must choose a date and time. Tickets allow for entry 30 minutes after time band expires so choose wisely. There is a limit to the number of visitors allowed for preservation purposes.
Admission to Monumental Core 7.50€
Admission to Monumental Core + Guided Tour 14.50€
Admission to Monumental Core + Private Tour 43.50€
*Various discounts available.
Buy tickets here.
Seeing historical site, walking.
Even though we arrived early, perhaps by 8:30 AM or 9:00 AM, there were crowds already. By 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM it was completely packed. Don't forget to walk around the entirety of the park.