A complete park designed by Gaudí: the Park Güell
The Park Güell is a Gaudí themed park. From the entrance to its highest point, the work of the Catalan genie (author of Sagrada Familia too) is found everywhere.
Eusebi Güell was the main patron of Gaudí. He assigned him a lot of works but never interfered with his creativity, letting it completely to Gaudí’s judgment.
Park Güell offers from its terrace the best view of Barcelona.
Park Güell – a brief history
The park was built between 1900 and 1914, commissioned by Eusebi Güell who wanted to create a mix between a city and a garden, following the English fashion. It’s one of Gaudí’s naturalist period oeuvres, where the will to mix human-made and natural spaces outstand throughout the whole construction. During this period, he built other masterpieces as Casa Milà and Casa Batlló.
That’s why there are no right angles, everything is curvy and organic, and materials used there are traditional building ones.
The first objective was to create a small residential area for some burgeois families. The idea was to provide them with anything they may need, creating functional spaces and some other for leisure purposes.
A big place full of tiny details
A bench made from the characteristical architectonic technique of trencadís, the crosses in the highest point, the dragon at the entrance… There are plenty of small details, I can’t highlight one over the others!
You just need to go there and see all of them for yourself 🙂
Admission hours and prices
I should point out that Park Güell is divided in 2 zones:
– The monumental area, where most of the highlights are located. You will need tickets to get to this part.
– The rest of the park, which can be accessed for free
- Adults – €7
- Childs 7 to 12 – €4.90
- Childs 0 to 6 – Free
- Seniors (+65) – €4.90
October 29 – February 28
8:30h to 18:30h
March 1rst – March 25
8:30h to 19:00h
from March 26 to April 30
8:00 – 20:30
May 1rst – August 27
8:00 – 21:30
August 28 – October 28
8:00 – 20:30
How to get to Park Güell
The park is located in the mountain of El Carmel, in the district of Gràcia. It’s really steep, but there are some escalators to get you there.
Lesseps stop – Line 3 / Green
Vallcarca stop – Line 3 / Green
Buses that will take you there are number H6, 32, 24 y 92