A huge canvas for Gaudi to showcase his work, Parc Guell is a housing complex turned public park, now a must-go UNESCO site, away from the city centre. Great for families too.

Know Before You Go

If you are riding the bus, it is quite a walk to the park from the bus stop.
There is a free and a ticketed area, both are equally rewarding. The ticketed Monumental Zone is worth it.
Definitely book online for the ticketed Monumental Zone, it gets very crowded at the entry.
There is a lot of walking and very little shade. Bring sunglasses, water and comfortable shoes...and a hat!

A Park reminiscent of Alice’s Wonderland

Trying his hand at landscape gardening, Gaudi created a strange yet enchanting place where his passion for natural forms is featured. The result is a park reminiscent of Alice’s Wonderland.

Originating in 1900, he created a miniature city of houses on this once tree-covered hillside for Count Eusebi Guell, but the project was abandoned in 1914, after Gaudi created 3 km of roads and walkways, steps, a plaza and two gatehouses. The city then bought the property in 1922 for use as a public park.

Monumental Zone is worth the entry fee

Park Güell consists of three main sections:

Free Zone: You can visit most areas of the park for free. A walk to the top is recommended for stunning views of Barcelona and the sea in the distance.

Monumental Zone: Entry into Monumental Zone requires an entrance fee. The entry fee to Monumental Zone is justified as it houses all the iconic structures including Nature Square, Hypostyle Room, Guard Museum, Gardens of Austria and the much photographed Monumental Flight of Steps.

Gaudí House Museum: This is where Gaudí spent the last two decades of his life. The museum is filled with furniture and other works designed by Gaudi. At the museum, watch the short film about Gaudi narrated from the diaries of one of the nuns. The tickets for visiting the Monumental Zone do not include entry to Gaudí House Museum. You need to buy separate ticket to visit Gaudí House Museum.

Key Highlights

Originally intended as a miniature city of houses for the wealthy, this public park showcases Gaudi’s genius when it comes to natural forms.

A wonderland of his unique style, one can see a mosaic dragon guarding a forest of stone columns, and more incredible creations. Part of the park is free access and there is an entrance fee for the Monumental Zone.

Read on for details on what to expect in the different areas; and if you should buy a ticket or stay in the free zone.

Map : Parc Guell

Other Barcelona Top 10 Attractions Near Parc Guell are marked in yellow

Distance of other top ten Attractions from Parc Guell
La Sagrada Familia2.1 Km
Casa Mila - La Pedrera2.3 Km
Casa Batllo2.7 Km
Mercat de la Boqueria3.9 Km
Museo Picasso4 Km
Gothic Quarter4.2 Km
Camp Nou Stadium and Museum4.6 Km
Barceloneta Beach4.8 Km
Font Magica4.8 Km
MNAC Barcelona5.2 Km

These distances are approximate [As the crow flies]

Review and Feedback on Parc Guell:

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