Park Guell Tickets & Tours

Your guide to Gaudi Park Guell Designs & History

One of the most recognizable parks in the world is Park Guell, a public park system which is composed of architectonic elements and gardens. Located on Carmel Hill in Barcelona, Spain, the park was commissioned by Eusebi Guell, one of Gaudi\'s best friends, for a Barcelona aristocracy, hence the name. The otherworldly park was designed by Antoni Gaudi, the face of Catalan modernism. It contains amazing stone structures, fascinating building>, the park finally opened in 1926 and became a UNESCO Heritage Site in 1984. Gaudi was an artist that was strongly influenced by natural shapes and this is evident in his works. Hypnotic and magical, Park Guell is on top of every tourist's list when visiting the city of Barcelona.

The park is situated within a natural park. Guell and Gaudi envisioned an organized grouping of high-quality homes, complete with the latest technology and advancement to ennned 60 villas. Gaudi himself stayed in one of the two houses designed by Francesc Berenguer. The house has since become a museum showcasing some of Gaudi's best works.

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Park Guell Ticket prices

Ticket Type Prices
General entry ticket 10 €
Children ticket (age 0 to 6 years) 0 €
Youth ticket ( 7 to 12 years) 7 €
Adult ticket (13 to 64 years) 13.50 €
Senior ticket (Over 65 years) 7 €
People with disabilities 0 €
Acompanying people with disabilities 7 €

The below table includes a brief description of various handpicked Park Guell tickets & skip the line guided tours of the Park Guell. They're based on users reviews, cost, customer experience as well as all the best ways to see the famous Park Guell sight.

We've compared prices from a variety of skip the line Park Guell guided tours & tickets, websites and have handpicked the most affordable Park Guell combination tickets, but utterly enjoyable Park Guell tours & tickets below:

Complete Gaudí Tour: Casa Batlló, Park Guell & Sagrada Família

1. Complete Gaudí Tour: Casa Batlló, Park Guell & Sagrada Família

clock Duration: 5 hours
  • A comprehensive overview of Antoni Gaudi's highlights in the city of Barcelona.
  • A sightseeing tour of the city's most popular attractions - Casa Batllo, Casa Mila (La Pedrera), Park Guell and Sagrada Familia.
  • The tour includes priority entrance tickets at selected attractions, which saves you a lot of time.
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Skip the Line: Park Guell and La Sagrada Familia Guided Tour

2. Skip the Line: Park Guell and La Sagrada Familia Guided Tour

clock Duration: 4 hours
  • SMALL GROUP TOUR (Maximum 12 people).

    Enjoy priority access and visit two of the most relevant masterworks of Antoni Gaudí, the Sagrada Familia (1882-still under construction) and the Park Güell (1900-1914) in a semi-private guided tour (maximum 12 people) to ensure a more intimate experience with your guide. In both places, you will...
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Gaudi's Park Guell Guided Tour with Skip the Line Ticket

3. Gaudi's Park Guell Guided Tour with Skip the Line Ticket

clock Duration: 1 hour 30
  • A guided tour of a park that boasts incredible works of art by famous Antoni Gaudi.
  • Besides the public areas embellished by recognizable artwork, admire the views of the city of Barcelona and the Mediterranean Sea in the horizon.
  • Discover Gaudi's devotion to his city and the god as you discover symbols of each throughout the
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Skip the Line: Park Guell Admission Ticket

4. Skip the Line: Park Guell Admission Ticket

clock Duration: 1 hour
  • Park Guell is a charming splash of green in the North of Barcelona.
  • The park was created by Gaudi and hosts plenty of contemporary artworks among leafy trees and vibrant plants.
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The Most Complete Full Day Private Tour with Sagrada Familia and Park Guell

5. The Most Complete Full Day Private Tour with Sagrada Familia and Park Guell

clock Duration: 7 hours
  • Want to know everything about Barcelona? This Private Tour is for you. Let us dip you into our History, Architecture and our Gastronomy. Discover the Antique Barcelona’s Medieval Quarters, the New City and its Modernist Architecture. Take a break in Picasso’s favorite bar. Taste the best tapas in town. Visit the Gaudi’s masterpieces with...
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Park Guell Guided Tour with Skip the Line Ticket

6. Park Guell Guided Tour with Skip the Line Ticket

clock Duration: 1 hour
  • Visit Park Güell with an official guide who will explain everything about this magical place that combines design, architecture, and landscape like few others. Get to know the stories and origins of this unique urban project and its modernist decor, especially the technique of "trencadís", and enjoy the view of the city of Barcelona from this...
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Instagram Tour: Park Guell & Best Views

7. Instagram Tour: Park Guell & Best Views

clock Duration: 2 hours
  • Walk Barcelona's most popular park with your local experts, learn about its past and present and get those perfect shots along the way!

    We'll start the day with a visit to Park Güell, where we'll show you the most beautiful corners and the best spots for pictures. After walking around Barcelona's most famous park, we'll make our way to one...
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Private Instagram Ghotic Quarter & Park Guell Photoshooting

8. Private Instagram Ghotic Quarter & Park Guell Photoshooting

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  • This experience is perfect for those who would love to have beautiful photos of their trip to Barcelona. Explore the city in a different way and bring home lovely memories. We will visit some of the most Instagrammable spots.

    We have 2 different routes you can choose from (Gothic Quarter + El Born or Park Güell + Best Views ) but remember...
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Design and Details of the Park Guell

Park Guell is approximately 45 acres in size and it is divided into different sections. Due to its sheer size, tourists can easily get lost in a maze of art, creativity and colors. It is important to know or at least have an idea of the park's sections and what is to be found in these various sections.

Main Entrance

Main Entrance
The park has multiple entrances, but the main entrance is located on the south side, on Carrer d'Olot. From there visitors can get amazing vistas of the stairway with the hypostyle room. The park's wall is made of rustic stoned topped with medallions bearing the name of Park Guell, and the ceramic tiling. The iron gates do not form part of the original plan. It came from Casa Vicens and is designed in the shape of palm leaves.

There are pavilions on both sides which form the porter's lodge. The one located on the left is actually used as a porter's lodge and it comes with a waiting room and a telephone booth. On the other hand, the one on the right was once the porter's residence, now a part of the Barcelona History Museum. Both of the pavilions have exquisitely designed roofs built with traditional Catalan clay tiles covered with a mosaic of tile shards.

Dragon Stairway

Dragon Stairway
There is a twin flight of steps soaring up from the entrance esplanade. Flanked by two walls with merlions that form terraces under which there are two grottos. The one located on the right has a conical central column and was used to keep horses. The stairway has three sections, along which water runs from a fountain and once supplied from the tank under the hypostyle room.

There are a few capricious shapes like goblins on the first landing and halfway up the steps you will see the emblem of Catalonia and farther up is the dragon or salamander, one of the most popular images of the park that is covered with decorative tile-shard mosaic. On the last flight of steps is a Greek theatre shaped bench sheltered just under the hypostyle room.

The Hypostyle Room

The Hypostyle room is where the entrance leads to. Made of 86 striated columns which had the Doric order as inspiration. The outermost columns slope in an undulating movement as opposed to the classical composition and they lean in like bent trees giving the composition a naturalistic appeal.

Placa de la Natura

The Placa de la Natura or Nature Square is where plays, events, and festivals have taken place. Half built into the rocks of the hillside itself, it is supported by the hypostyle below. The square looks like as if it is going to reach towards the ocean. People often think that they can simply just walk right out to the ocean and touch it.

The Laundry Room Portico

The Laundry Room Portico
Situated on the eastern side of the Greek Theatre, the Laundry Room Portico is guarded by an iron door. It is where the gardens of Casa Larrard used to be, the home which Guell adopted as his own, which had been a school since 1931. The route takes you to a pleasant stroll through a pine grove with the portico backing onto the retaining wall constructed from unworked stone. The portico has a shape of a great wave atop slanted columns with a buttress.

The Austria Gardens

Austria Garden
The Austria Gardens used to be just bare plots in the estate but when Park Guell was turned into a public park it was used as a municipal plant nursery. This area has a completely different look from the rest of the park and it got its name through a donation of trees made by the Austrian government in 1977. Two of the most famous homes in the park can be seen from the gardens, one planned by architect Juli Batllevell and another by Frances Berengeur which has been converted to the Gaudi House Museum.

Map of Park Guell

Roadways, Viaducts and Paths

Running east towards the Carretera del Carmen exit, is the Pont de Baix, one of the first network of viaducts which connect various parts of the park. Gaudi originally planned three different viaducts each with a width of five meters, leading carriages to the main entrance of the Carrer d'Olot up to the high part of the estate.

Park Guell Sections Quick View Table

Main Entrance

Dragon Stairway

The Hypostyle Room

The Laundry Room

About -South side of Carrer d'Olot -Divided into three sections, along which water from a fountain runs

-The first landing has some capricious shapes such as goblins, and there is an emblem of Catalonia halfway up the steps

-Where the entrance leads to

-Made of 86 striated columns with Doric inspirations

-Passages that connect the houses in a way that doesn't stand out

-Houses are camouflaged in the hillside

Best Views -Great views of the city just a few flights of stairs away -Amazing panorama of the city of Barcelona -Beautiful ceiling mosaics -Take pictures of the structures camouflaged into the hillside
Things to do -Take Instagram-worthy pictures with the two picture-book houses and the multi-coloured stairways -Take a picture with the park's most famous resident, the shimmering mosaic of the friendly dragon -Explore and discover the unique and beautiful mosaics -Get some shade and cool breeze with the natural air conditioning

What to Expect from Park Guell

Before heading to Park Guell, there are a few things which you need to be aware of to avoid disappointment. Only four hundred tickets are sold every half hour and the entry time provides a 30-minute grace period and once a ticket has been validated, you will not be able to leave the premises and enter again using the same ticket. It is a wise decision to book tickets online because not does this save you money, there are also many options online such as skipping the line so you don't waste your precious time jostling for a place in one of the world's most popular park.

A trip to Park Guellwill awaken your senses and might even bring out the artist or the art admirer in you. Compelling, intriguing and undeoubtedly beautiful, his creations stir up emotions and are masterpieces to behold.

Plan Your Visit to Park Guell

Just like other popular tourists attractions in the world, Park Guell is visited by millions of people annually. You can expect crowds, noise and people jostling for space while taking Instagram-worthy pictures. It is important to plan your visit so that you can make the most of you time there.

Go early

Hit the park early in the morning when there are less crowds. It also starts getting unbearable hot at 1pm in Barcelona, specially from May to October. It can be miserable to wander around the park in the afternoon especially in July or August when summer is at its peak. The park is also less crowded during low season and heatstroke won't be much of an issue.

Refrain from , so refrain from wearing high heels or you will suffer! The park is massive and is set on a hillside which is a challenge to navigate without proper footwear. Wear sneakers or shoes that are not going to kill your feet.

Don't forget to bring food and water

There are few food options in the park so do not let hunger and thirsffered at the park is also very expensive so unless you have plenty of money, it is best that you bring your own food and water. Get some fruits or a couple of sandwiches from a local bakery and have a picnic on the beautiful Undulating Bench that overlooks the city.

Pack up sunscreen and a Hat

It can get really hot in the summer and although the park have plenty of shaded areas, you will have to walk under the bright Mediterranean sun if you want to explore the park fully. Slather on some sunscreen and put on a hat.

Watch your camera and wallet

Any place that is full of tourists is a place full of pickpockets, so be very careful of your wallet and your camera. Keep an eye on your valuables and make sure you have your purse and camera across your chest.

Purchase your tickets in advance

The number of tickets sold daily is limited so make the most of your time by booking in advance and booking skip the line tickets so you do not waste your time. There are various deals online which are a lot cheaper so take advantage of them.