This guided tour with an expert bilingual local guide starts at 7:45 AM daily and takes you through all of Park Guell’s prime attractions including the Greek Theatre, the Austria Gardens, and the Hypostyle Room in 75 minutes.
On this tour, one can experience Park Guell at the golden hours of dawn and revel in its beauty around lesser crowds.
Tour starts from the Carrer d’Olot entrance and reaching 15 minutes prior to the entrance slot is highly recommended.
This skip the line Guided tour is the most hassle free way to explore the 2 most iconic Catalan landmarks in Barcelona - Sagrada Familia and Park Guell.
The tour conveniently starts at 7:45 AM from Park Guell daily and is inclusive of the travel between Sagrada Familia and Park Guell.
Make sure to reach the Carrer d’Olot entrance of Park Guell at least 15 minutes before the tour departure and enjoy three and a half hours of exploring Gaudi’s marvels across Barcelona with your expert bilingual local guide.
The artistic opulence of Barcelona originates from its centuries old history. And a lot of what we see today is the magical work of its many creative minds. One among the artists who owe their origin to Catalonia is Antoni Gaudi whose architectural compositions play a rhythm of unparalleled beauty in the capital city of Barcelona. The rich cultural mosaic of Barcelona was greatly influenced by the Art Nouveau or Catalan Modernisme movement, and Gaudi found himself at the helm of this revolutionary time. So much so, that his work left no part of the city untouched, and the metropolis came to be known as the ‘City of Gaudi’.
Having created numerous masterpieces, Antoni Gaudi had earned a name for his nature- inspired designs. So when his friend Count Eusebi Guell asked him to work his magic on the tree-covered hillside he had recently acquired, Gaudi set out to do just that. Initially conceived to be a garden city for Barcelona’s wealthy families, the plan was aborted in 1914 as only two of the proposed 60 plots were sold. But in these 14 years, Gaudi had changed the face of the two hill plots.
Between 1904 and 1906, he set out to build the boundary wall and continued to lay down the various elements of the plan- the entrance pavilion and stairs, shelters for cars, a complex network of roads, via ducts and sewers. He then went on to build the model house, now the Gaudi Museum House. By this time, Guell had sensed that his plan was headed nowhere. But the work on the park went on and both Guell and Gaudi continued to live in the only two houses that are still there on the property. The overwhelming beauty of the park envelopes you as soon as you step inside it. The amazement of seeing Gaudi’s creations glittering in the Mediterranean blue sky is incomparable. The play of colours that characterize every corner of the park creates an aura of absolute amazement as it merges with his many creations commensurate with the Art Nouveau movement.