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Why Visit Park Guell?

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.

FAQs

1. Are skip-the-line tickets available for Park Guell?
Yes, skip-the-line tickets are available for Park Guell. With these tickets, you can save between 30 minutes to 1 hour of waiting time.

2. What are Park Guell ticket prices?
Adults pay an entry fee of €10 for Park Guell tickets, while children between ages 7-12 pay €7. Those under age 6 can enter for free.

3. Can I skip the line with guided tours at Park Guell?

Yes, you can get skip-the-line tickets for guided tours at Park Guell. With these tickets, you get hassle-free entry and enjoy an educational guided tour of all the major landmarks at Park Guell.

4. Should I buy Park Guell tickets in advance?

Yes, to avoid waiting in long lines, it is highly recommended that you buy Park Guell tickets in advance.

5. What are Park Guell timings?
These are the best Park Guell timings: from November to March, Park Guell is open between 08:30 AM - 06:30 AM. From April to October, it is open between 08:00 AM - 07:30 PM.

6. How to get to Park Guell?
Park Guell can be reached by bus, metro and car. The best option would be to opt for the Bus Guell -- a shuttle that takes you directly to Park Guell.

7. How many entrances does Park Guell have?
Park Guell has three entrances: the main entrance, Carretera del Carmen and Passatge De Sant Joseph De La Muntanya.

8. How long does it take to explore Park Guell?
It takes about two hours to cover all the major sections of Park Guell.

9. What to do at Park Guell?
Serpentine Beach, Gaudi Museum, Austria Gardens, Laundry Room Portico etc., are a few places to visit at Park Guell.

10. Is photography allowed inside Park Guell?
No. Photography is not allowed inside Park Guell unless express permission is taken from the concerned authorities.