What are the zones Park Guell is divided in?
The park is divided into two zones: the unrestricted, more wooded area and the restricted zone that is home to the monuments and sculptures that Park Guell is famous for. The restricted zone is also referred to as the Monumental Zone.
Can I visit Park Guell for free?
The unrestricted zone of the park is open to everyone throughout the year and is free to access. However, the Monumental Zone of the park requires visitors to purchase a ticket.
Why is there a restricted zone in Park Guell?
From October 2013, Barcelona City Council began regulating entry to the main core of the park with the objective of preserving the iconic space and keeping it in the best possible state of conservation. For a number of year prior, unregulated entry had begun to take its toll on the surroundings, the flora of the park and contributed to degradation of Gaudi's sculpture. In order to avoid worsening of the situation, visitor tickets are being regulated.
Should I purchase Park Guell tickets in advance?
Given that the Monumental Zone of the park has entry reserved for ticket holders with only a limited number of visitors allowed in (400 persons each half hour), we recommend advance reservation and purchase of tickets to guarantee entry to the restricted area.
What places can I visit in the Monumental Zone if I purchase Park Guell tickets?
When you buy a ticket, you have access to all the places in the Park Güell restricted area, including the Casa del Guarda, the Concierge's pavilion, the Dragon staircase, Austria Gardens, the Hypostyle Room, the Portico of the Washerwoman and Plaça de la Natura. However, it does not include a visit to the Gaudi House Museum, located in the open-access area of the park.