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Park Güell

Explore one of Antoni Gaudi’s most enduring creations and enjoy panoramic views of the city.

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Barcelona: Park Güell Admission Ticket

1. Barcelona: Park Güell Admission Ticket

Visit Park Güell with your timed admission ticket and explore the unique site at your own pace. Marvel at Antoni Gaudí's colorful mosaic art such as the Dragon Stairway with its world-famous salamander. Have a break from the city life while strolling through the green Austria Gardens and take stunning photos of Barcelona from the park's viewing points.  The plan for the park was assigned to Gaudí by Eusebi Güell, a Catalan entrepreneur who wanted to recreate a British residential park on Muntanya Pelada (Bare Mountain). It was opened as a municipal park in 1926, recognized as an artistic monument in 1969 and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. While you have to enter the park at your booked time slot, you can stay for as long as you like after and take it all in.

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Park Güell: Tour

2. Park Güell: Tour

Immerse yourself in Gaudí's creative vision and explore Park Güell with a guide. Visit the highlights and seek out some of the hidden corners only a local would know. See the Serpentine Bench and the salamander, El Drac, as well as many sculptures, sinuous benches, and twisted stonework. Admire Gaudí's signature technique, trecandís, which uses brightly-colored mosaics made of broken tile. Step inside the Sala Hipóstila, the Hall of the Hundred Columns, listen to its incredible acoustics and gaze up at its shimmery ceiling. Stroll down vaulted walkways made using old Catalonion construction techniques. Walk through the park up the wooded hill and reach the open space of Nature Square. Enjoy breathtaking panoramas of the city below.

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Barcelona: Sagrada Familia and Park Güell Tour

3. Barcelona: Sagrada Familia and Park Güell Tour

Explore 2 of Gaudí's best-known works in one day. Enjoy the convenience of organized transportation to get you from one place to the next. Begin at Park Güell Park and admire stonework and mosaics in the Modernisme style. See the salamander statue, “El Drac,” at the park entrance. Then, take a break for lunch. Travel to the Sagrada Familia and start by comparing the contrasting Nativity and Passion façades. Go inside the forest-like basilica to bask in the rays of light through stained-glass windows. Learn about how the ongoing construction of Gaudí’s unfinished masterpiece.

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Barcelona: E-Bike Tour

4. Barcelona: E-Bike Tour

See the best that Barcelona has to offer without breaking a sweat. Follow your local guide on your e-bike and learn more about the fascinating history of the city. Trace the 2,000-year-old heritage of Barcelona through its old town. Cycle down cobbled streets bursting with charm. Admire Gothic architectural gems like the Cathedral of Barcelona. Make your way down to the seafront for unbeatable views. Visit the Old Port and learn about the former fishing village, Barceloneta.

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Sagrada Familia: Private Tour with Tower access

5. Sagrada Familia: Private Tour with Tower access

Dive deep into the history and mysteries of the Sagrada Familia on an in-depth tour. Follow your private guide around both the outside and inside of the basilica to understand this unfinished masterpiece. Admire Gaudí's mastery of modernism as you gaze up at the tree-like pillars and soft lighting from the stained-glass windows. Allow your guide to decode the symbolism the architect used to represent Christian ideology. Immerse yourself in the history of the basilica's construction, noting recent milestones and newer additions. See how Gaudí's life influenced his work and how his vision is being completed today. Finish your tour with the grand views from one of the basilica's towers overlooking the city. Take your time at the end of the tour to continue exploring to your heart's content.

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Barcelona: Park Güell Tour & Skip-the-Line Entry Ticket

6. Barcelona: Park Güell Tour & Skip-the-Line Entry Ticket

Visit Park Güell with this guided group tour and skip-the-line entry ticket in one. Go back to your childhood with statues of mystical creatures and candy-like houses as you explore this masterpiece of Gaudì. Start your tour near the entrance to the park. Here, with an accredited professional local guide, discover Gaudì’s artistic plentitude which belongs to his naturalist phase. Learn how Gaudì was inspired by nature and how he incorporated it in his park. 

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Barcelona: Go City Explorer Pass - Choose 2 to 7 Attractions

7. Barcelona: Go City Explorer Pass - Choose 2 to 7 Attractions

Visit 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 top attractions or tours of your choice with the Go City Barcelona Explorer Pass, and save up to 45% compared to buying individual tickets. Simply show a digital or print copy of your pass at each attraction to enter. Go on a tour of Sagrada Familia, visit La Pedrera, enjoy a hop-on hop-off bus tour, explore the home of FC Barcelona, or relax on a cruise. With 60 days to use your pass from your first attraction visit, you'll have plenty of time to enjoy your Barcelona vacation. Some of the included attractions and tours that you can choose from include (access to the full list, opening times, and more will be available on your confirmation voucher): • Parc Güell Guided Tour• Aquarium Barcelona• Las Golondrinas Boat Cruise• Barcelona Bus Turistíc (Hop-On Hop-Off)• Barcelona Zoo• Vicens House• Montserrat with Bus Transfer• Poble Espanyol• Sant Pau Modernist Center• Barcelona Bike Tour• Gaudi Experience 4D• Egyptian Museum of Barcelona• Old Town and Gothic Quarter Walking Tour• MACBA - Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art • CosmoCaixa Barcelona• Olympic and Sports Museum• History Museum of Catalunya• Escape Hunt Barcelona

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Barcelona: Park Güell & Sagrada Familia Guided Tour

8. Barcelona: Park Güell & Sagrada Familia Guided Tour

Embark on a guided tour provided in English and Spanish and discover 2 of Antonio Gaudí's most famous works in Barcelona. Start by discovering Park Güell with your guide and benefit from skip-the-line access. Stroll through this magnificent public park and admire the main square with the beautiful, meandering, and colorful bench. See the salamander staircase and the two pavilions that were once a porterhouse and a reception room. After exploring Park Güell take some free time before heading to the Sagrada Familia to meet with your guide. Meet outside a Kurz&Gut, a bar/restaurant situated 3 minutes away from the monument. Skip-the-line and access the Sagrada Familia so no need to wait in the long queues. Enjoy a guided tour of the basilica with a personal, local, and passionate expert that will take you through the history and architecture in the most detailed and enthusiastic way possible. Experience Gaudí’s masterpiece to the fullest and thoroughly discover Catalan modernism with its many interpretations and enigmas. After the tour, enjoy free time to explore the site at your leisure.

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Barcelona: Instagram Tour of the Most Scenic Spots

9. Barcelona: Instagram Tour of the Most Scenic Spots

Visit the most scenic and Instagrammable sights around Barcelona while a professional photographer snaps photos of you. No experience is needed. This tour is perfect for solo travelers, couples, honeymooners, friends, and families with kids. Choose from a half-day or a full-day tour. You will meet early in the morning to experience the beauty of this city when the city is empty and the light is perfect for beautiful pictures. Learn about Barcelona and immerse yourself in the history and culture of this place. Explore the city's monuments and breathtaking viewpoints. Your guide will walk with you to the famous sights and later you will take the metro to take you from the historic center to the Sagrada Familia. The half-day tour leaves you at the entrance to the Sagrada Familia. If you choose the full-day tour, you will have free time at the Sagrada Familia in case you want to visit the monument or have something to eat. In the afternoon, you will meet again in Park Guell, El Carmel entrance, where your tour will finish.

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Barcelona: Gaudi Private City Tour with Sagrada Familia

10. Barcelona: Gaudi Private City Tour with Sagrada Familia

Learn all about the life of the father of Modernist Architecture on this private tour. Visit his most famous buildings and the places he frequented with your expert local guide. Walk around the Plaza Real, the elegant square decorated with the streetlights of a recently graduated Gaudi. Then, visit one of his first masterpieces, Palau Güell, a sober structure in the Raval Quarter, almost devoid of the exterior decorations that so characterized his later works. Before you leave the Old City, you'll also visit the preferred tavern of Antoni Gaudi and Pablo Picasso. Walk along Paseo de Gracia, a showcase of Catalan Modernism, where the works of Antoni Gaudi and other famous architects of the time can be seen. It's impossible to understand Gaudi's work without having seen Casa Batllo and Casa Milá (La Pedrera), two masterpieces created at the peak of his career. Finally, Sagrada Familia. Enter with your skip-the-line tickets and see one of the most fascinating religious temples in the world. Before departing, your guide will show the two main exterior facades, give you your skip-the-line tickets with audioguide, as well as tips to make the most of your Sagrada Familia visit.

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Planning Your Visit

  • How Long to Visit?

    If your stay in Barcelona is brief, you will only need a couple of hours to see Gaudí's monuments. However, bear in mind that the entire park is much larger than the "Monumental Zone" discussed here, and anyone keen on the great outdoors could easily while away an afternoon taking a walk across its scenic corners!

  • What Are the Opening Times?

    Park Güell's Monumental Zone is open from 8:00 AM to 9:30 PM during high season (May 4th to September 6th); 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM from March 29th to May 3rd and September 7th to October 24th; and 8:30 AM to 6:15 PM through winter. Only 400 visitors are allowed in every half an hour, so consider booking your tickets online in advance!

  • How to Get There?

    The hill is a bit of a climb, but there is also an escalator (Baixada de la Gloria). It is accessible by metro (20 minute walk from Lesseps station), taxi or buses 24 and 92, which stop by one of the entrances to the public area of the park.

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    Open daily, 8:00 AM-9:30 PM
    Holiday hours may vary
  • Is it expensive?
    General tickets cost €8 for adults at the door.
  • Will I need a guide?
    It will definitely help. Might be worth it to check out our best-selling tours.
  • How to get there
    20 minutes walking up the hill from metro station Lesseps, or buses 24 and 92 stop by one of the entrances to the public area, where you can walk to the Monumental Zone.
  • Additional information

    • Only 400 visitors are allowed into the Monumental Zone every half hour!

    • Don't forget sunscreen and some good walking shoes!

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What people are saying about Park Güell

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 15,529 reviews

Am fost deosebit de incantat de geniul arhitectural al marelui Gaudi. Sunt impresii greu de descris in cuvinte care imi vor ramane mereu vii in minte. Merita din plin sa traiti aceasta experienta.

The tour started on time and the guides are just so informed about Gaudi and Barcelona. Thats what made the tour experience memorable cause we got to learn things from locals themselves.

the view is amazing! and the guide really helped me to better understand the history and significance of the park.

The tour guide was super nice and the explanations were detailed and vivid. I really enjoyed the tour!

Very entertainment am so helpful experience!I highly recommend!