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Park Güell

Park Güell

No work by Gaudí better encapsulates the complete and perfect harmony of nature and architecture than Barcelona’s Park Güell. Initially designed as an English-style garden-city – hence the name Park – it eventually became Barcelona’s most unusual public park.

Park Güell was an attempt to create a housing estate in a natural setting in the old village of Gràcia: an ambitious property development project commissioned by Gaudí’s patron, Eusebi Güell. The architect chose an uneven site covering a surface area of 15 hectares where 40 detached houses were to be built. Only two were actually completed, and Gaudí lived in one of them. It is now a museum devoted to the architect’s life and work. Gaudí prepared the site of Park Güell between 1900 and 1914, showcasing his urban-planning concerns by building paths, arcades and viaducts that were fully integrated into Barcelona’s natural surroundings.

Gaudí’s characteristic vivid imagination is revealed in the different elements that amaze visitors from around the world that visit Barcelona. The gatehouses, which were originally designed as the caretaker’s house, are now home to the Park Güell Interpretation Centre. The flight of steps, with its famous dragon covered in coloured broken-ceramic pieces, leads to the hypostyle hall, an impressive space comprising 86 columns which underpins the plaza above. The curving bench around the perimeter of the plaza was designed by Jujol, one of Gaudí’s associates in the construction of this unique park in the old village of Gràcia which has been declared a World Heritage Site.

From 25th October 2013, the Park Güell will be operating a timed admission system for visitors to the monumental area so that they can enjoy a quality cultural experience. You’ll find more information at www.parkguell.cat.

General details


Address: Olot, s/n (08024). Barcelona
Phone: 934 091 831 | 902 200 302
How to get there: Bus: 24 and 92.| Barcelona Bus Turístic: stop Park Güell.
Web site: www.parkguell.cat
E-mail: parkguell@bsmsa.cat
Opening time: From 25th october to 23rd march, daily from 8.30am to 6pm.
From 24th march to 19th october, daily from 8am to 9.30pm.


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Accessibility details


The Park Güell stands on a hill and therefore it can be steep in some places. We advise wheelchair users to visit the park with a companion.
Although the Monumental Zone has some barriers, there are alternative pathways and ramps that allow a complete tour of the park.

Reduced rate for disabled card holders, plus an escort.

If you have any kind of special requirements, please contact the Visitor Service on e-mail parkguell@bsmsa.cat
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There are informative maps in braille at both entrances to the park (Carrer Olot and Carretera del Carmel).
The park has a wide range of tactile elements including the mosaic lizard sculpture on the main steps; the mosaic bench around the perimeter of the esplanade; the Doric-style columns of the Hypostyle Hall, the butterfly-shaped wrought-iron railings…

The park is a pleasant place for a stroll where you can enjoy nature and architecture, as well as its sounds (the water in the fountains, birds, the occasional concert in the Hypostyle Hall which has great acoustics) and the scent of the different plants.

The park has an off-leash area for dogs.
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Motor impairment: accessible with assistance
The tourist coach car park (located on carretera del Carmel) has 3 places for people with reduced mobility.
There is a taxi rank on Carrer Olot by the main entrance to the park.

The bar, shop and toilets are located at the foot of the main steps. The toilets all have adapted cubicles.

In this area of the park you’ll find the two gatehouses that house the Interpretation Centre and a bookshop. The buildings are small inside and have steps, making them inaccessible to wheelchair users.

The park is also home to the Casa-museu Gaudí, the architect’s former residence. There is a stone ramp set at a gradient of between 12 and 14%. The interior of the building isn’t fully accessible, but it can be viewed from the outside.

Last update: 26/06/2014

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