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.

Barcelona: Park Guell Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Access

2. Barcelona: Park Guell Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Access

Visit the garden complex of Park Guell on Carmel Hill on a walking tour with an expert guide and skip-the-line tickets for priority entrance. Learn about one of Antoni Gaud's most enduring works and take a stroll through the art of a century. Begin your journey to Carmel Hill to see the public park designed by Gaudi over a century ago. Spot Gaudi's distinctive style in the colorful mosaic tiles of the lizard statue ("El Drac") at the entrance. Trace the park's beginnings back to 1900 when Barcelona was transforming into a global metropolis. Hear about engineer Ildefons Cerdà, who examined the difficulties faced by a rising city and handled the demands of Barcelona as it grew rapidly in the second part of the 20th century. Allow your guide to demonstrate how the park's principal architectural features are inspired by Art Nouveau. Learn how historical construction techniques influenced the Modernisme movement in Barcelona as you marvel at the park's sculptures and designs. End your tour on a high note by walking through the park and up the hill to get treated to awe-inspiring views of the city of Barcelona below from the Nature Square.

Barcelona: Guided Tour and Park Güell Skip-the-Line Ticket

3. Barcelona: Guided Tour and Park Güell Skip-the-Line Ticket

Get spectacular views of Barcelona as you visit Park Güell with a guide and explore this unique green space with modernist architecture and vibrant ceramic tiles. Meet your guide in front of the Park Güell, skip the ticket line and discover this magnificent park designed by Antoni Gaudí more than 100 years ago. See the magnificent bridges, viaduct, and monumental zone. Stroll through the main square with the beautiful, meandering, and colorful bench and market. See the Dragon Stairway with its world-famous salamander and the two pavilions that were the porterhouse and the reception room. After you finish the tour, stay as long as you like to wander at your own pace and take it all in.

Barcelona: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Optional Catamaran

4. Barcelona: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Optional Catamaran

See the best of Barcelona on a double-decker hop-on hop-off bus tour. Get access to two routes with one ticket for a complete sightseeing experience. Take a complimentary map to help you decide where you want to go and enjoy audio commentary. In addition to the open top, the buses also have an electric roof on top for use in the event of rain. The buses are adapted for people with limited mobility and are fitted with anatomical seats and heating on both decks. They also have an attendant aboard to help you with anything you may need. To complete your experience select the option that includes a 1-hour catamaran cruise along the city coast. Get off on stop 4 or 5 of the West route (orange) to experience a catamaran cruise along Barcelona Coast. The catamaran will leave from Port Vell, where you can admire monuments such as the World Trade Center and the largest yachts in the city. During the walk, you will be able to get a unique perspective of Barcelona. You'll arrive at the area of Puerto Olympics so that you can see from there the port founded in the 1991 Olympics. East Route • Plaça de Catalunya • Port Vell • Museu d'Història de Catalunya • La Barceloneta • Port Olímpic • Poble Nou - Zoo • Teatre Nacional - Auditori. • Glories- Torre Agbar • Sagrada Familia Cathedral • Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau • Park Güell • Tibidabo • La Pedrera • Casa Batlló West Route • Plaça Catalunya • Arc de Triomf • El Born- Ciutadella-zoo • Passeig Colom • World Trade Center • Jardins de Miramar • Fundació Joan Miró • Anella Olímpica • MNAC Museo Nacional de Catalunya • Poble Espanyol • Caixa Fòrum-Pavelló Mies Van Der Rohe • Plaça d'Espanya • Estació de Sants • Camp Nou (F.C. Barcelona) • Plaça Pius XII-Palau Reial- Pavellons Guell-Monestir de Pedralbes • L'illa diagonal • Avinguda Diagonal • La Pedrera • Casa Batlló • Plaça Catalunya

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

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

Visit 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 top attractions of your choice and save up to 35% compared to buying individual tickets with a Barcelona city pass. Browse the included digital guide to plan and book ahead the attractions you want to visit, then show the digital or printed copy of your pass on the day, for entry. Valid for 60 days from its first use, your pass gives you plenty of time to enjoy your vacation. Go on a tour of Sagrada Familia, visit Gaudí's La Pedrera, make your way around town with a 1-day hop-on hop-off bus tour including 45 stops, take in the panoramic sights from Montjuïc cable car, explore the home of FC Barcelona, or relax on a Las Golondrinas boat cruise. With the Barcelona Explorer Pass you can choose any 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 attractions, museums, or tours from the following: Popular attractions • Parc Güell Guided Tour (R) • Sagrada Familia Guided Tour (R) • Casa Batlló • La Pedrera • Las Golondrinas Boat Cruise • Barcelona Bus Turistíc (Hop-On Hop-Off) • FC Barcelona - Camp Nou Stadium Tour • Picasso Museum Guided Tour (R) • Poble Espanyol de Barcelona • Barcelona Montjuïc Cable Car Tours & experiences • Barcelona Bike Tour (R) • Montserrat On Your Own with Bus Transfer Included (R) • Tapas Tasting and Gothic Quarter Tour (R) • Gaudí and Modernism Walking Tour (R) • Best of Barcelona Architecture Walking Tour • Old Town and Gothic Quarter Walking Tour (R) • Raval Walking Tour: Barcelona's Gritty Past (R) • Barcelona Ancient Markets Walking Tour (R) • Gaudi Experience 4D • Estrella Damm Brewery (R) • Escape Hunt Barcelona Places of interest • L'Aquàrium de Barcelona • Barcelona Zoo • Vicens House Gaudí • MACBA - Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art • MEAM - Museu Europeu d'Art Modern • Fundació MAPFRE • CosmoCaixa Barcelona • Moco Museum • Museu de la Música • Egyptian Museum of Barcelona • Sant Pau Modernist Center • Big Fun Museum and Museum of Illusions - combined entry • Casa Amatller • Olympic and Sports Museum • Gaudi's Crypt at Colonia Güell • History Museum of Catalunya • Catalunya en Miniatura • Illa Fantasia Water Park (seasonal - open in summer) (R) Reservations required in advance Attractions and tours are subject to change. Please check the digital guide included on your confirmation voucher before you go for the full list of inclusions, opening times, and reservation instructions, where applicable. Make sure to book well in advance to avoid disappointment.

Gaudi Tour: Sagrada Família, Park Güell, and Casa Batlló

6. Gaudi Tour: Sagrada Família, Park Güell, and Casa Batlló

The name Gaudí is almost synonymous with Barcelona. The city’s favorite architect has come to embody the style of a city deeply rooted in its natural surroundings. This is Barcelona at its vibrant, playful best. On this, the most complete tour of Gaudí’s work, visit three of his residential works, including one unknown to most visitors; skip long lines to wander around the beautiful Park Guell; and embark on a thorough exploration of Gaudí’s greatest work and final resting place, La Sagrada Família. Your tour starts with first entrance to Casa Batlló, arguably Gaudí’s most impressive residential property. Enter ahead of the morning crowds and discover the genius solutions Gaudí employed to solve architectural problems throughout the house, dispersing light and air throughout its many levels. A sure highlight is the roof, designed to resemble the scales of a dragon – the great emblem of Barcelona. Somewhere in the middle is Park Guell. Part fanciful explosion of color, part thoughtful study of organic forms, it is a perfect reflection of the natural world. Since this became a ticketed site a few years ago, entrance lines have become extremely long – so it’s a good thing you have skip-the-line access. Your tour ends, as Gaudí himself did – in the La Sagrada Família. It can be hard to know where to look on your first visit to La Sagrada Família, so it’s lucky you have a Gaudí expert on hand to guide your experience. You’ll spend a full hour exploring the church itself. Due to the popularity of Gaudí and his works, there are long lines outside all three of the sites you will enter (Casa Batlló, Park Guell and La Sagrada Família), but with pre-reserved entrance to each, you will sail straight inside. Meanwhile a private transport between sites means you’ll cover more ground than would be possible even in a whole day on your own. Give Gaudí the time he deserves on this complete tour of his finest works.

Fast Track: Sagrada Familia & Barcelona Full-Day Tour

7. Fast Track: Sagrada Familia & Barcelona Full-Day Tour

Explore Barcelona on this 8-hour guided tour and see some of the most famous Gaudí landmarks. Walk down hidden streets in the Gothic Quarter, and stop to taste local tapas and wine. Start your tour with a drive to Montjuïc, the site of the 1992 Olympic Games, where you will be rewarded with superb views over the city and coast. After a brief stop at the Catalunya National Art Museum (MNAC), make your way down to Plaça Espanya and drive past the Modernista buildings of L’Eixample. The journey to the Sagrada Familia takes you up Passeig de Gracia, home to famous designer stores and the setting for two of Barcelona’s best-loved Gaudí buildings, La Pedrera and Casa Batlló. Before you tour the Sagrada Famìlia, you'll get an in-depth explanation of why this amazing building is so important to us and what it meant to Gaudí himself. Get fast-track access to explore inside Gaudi’s monumental, and incomplete, Sagrada Familia. You can save up to 2 hours of waiting in line in the summer. After your visit inside the church, continue to the Barrio Gótic, the oldest part of the city, which was still surrounded by Medieval walls as late as the mid-19th century. Stroll through the winding streets of the medieval quarter. Explore Barcelona’s Roman origins, through to the early Middle Ages when Catalan counts controlled the Mediterranean Sea and Barcelona was the capital of an empire. Visit the Jewish Quarter and the original 2,000-year-old Roman Temple. End the morning with a visit inside the magnificent Santa Maria del Mar church.  After a quick lunch, head to Park Güell, the fabulous city garden designed by Gaudí. Your guide will lead you through the park explaining Gaudi’s concept and introducing you to some of his most bizarre creations. Finally, drive back to La Pedrera on Passeig de Gracia and skip the lines to tour inside one of the greatest Modernista buildings of them all.  Your guide will leave you here to allow you to spend as long as you want to explore the house with its brilliant architecture, visit the recreated 18th-century private dwelling, and enjoy the permanent exhibition in the rooftop attic.

Barcelona: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & Aquarium Tour

8. Barcelona: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & Aquarium Tour

See all the highlights of Barcelona in comfort aboard a double-decker bus. Hop-on and hop-off as many times as you wish during 1 or 2 days (depending on the option selected) and enjoy the city at your own pace. There are 2 routes and your ticket is valid for both. Frequency of buses at stops varies depending on the season (between 5 and 30 minutes) and each route takes approximately 2 hours. Your tickets also includes entrance to the Aquarium of Barcelona. The aquarium is the largest Mediterranean-themed aquarium in the world. Discover its fascinating species and immerse yourself in the Mediterranean’s different marine communities. Learn about the most characteristic traits of the species living in each aquarium. Observe two habitats inspired by protected areas on Spain’s coastline: the Ebro Delta and the Medes Islands. Finaly, take a walk through the acrylic tunnel that runs the length of the Oceanarium, which gives you the feeling of swimming with sharks. Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Routes & Stops West Route (orange): Plaça Catalunya, Arc de Triomf, El Born-Ciutadella-Zoo, Passeig Colom, World Trade Center, Jardins de Miramar, Fundació Joan Miró, Anella Olímpica, MNAC Museo Nacional de Catalunya, Poble Espanyol, Caixa Fòrum-Pavelló Mies Van Der Rohe, Plaça d’Espanya, Estació de Sants, Camp Nou (FC Barcelona), Plaça Pius XII-Palau Reial-Pavellons Guell-Monestir de Pedralbes, Illa Diagonal, Av. Diagonal, La Pedrera, Casa Batlló. East Route (green): Plaça Catalunya, Port Vell, Museu d’Història de Catalunya, Barceloneta, Port Olímpic, Poble Nou-Zoo, Teatre Nacional Auditori, Glòries-Torre Agbar, Sagrada Familia, Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau, Park Güell, Tibidabo, La Pedrera and Casa Batlló. 

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.

Barcelona: Sagrada Familia and Park Güell with Hotel Pickup

10. Barcelona: Sagrada Familia and Park Güell with Hotel Pickup

Enjoy pickup from your hotel, and a comfortable ride, where your expert guide will share fascinating stories about the city’s one-of-a-kind architecture, culture, and history.  The tour will begin next to the Mediterranean Sea, home to the golden sand beach of Bogatell, before following the coastline towards Port Vell (the Old Port). There your guide will show you the Gothic Drassanes and the iconic Columbus Monument located at Barcelona's most famous street, La Rambla.  From there, the guide will take you up Montjuïc Mountain to Mirador de l'Alcalde, a beautiful terrace with wonderful views of Barcelona’s iconic skyline. The Mountain of Montjuïc was once the main venue of the 1992 Olympics. Nowadays, you can still admire the Olympic Stadium. You can also find plenty of examples of urbanism and architecture designed for the International Exhibition of 1929. These include Plaça Espanya, The Magic Fountain, the Mies Van der Rohe Pavilion, and The National Palace. The tour will continue down the mountain to the Old Town. There you will leave the vehicle for a while as the narrow streets of the charming Gothic Quarter must be explored on foot. Your guide will take you to the hidden corners of this neighborhood while unveiling the Roman and Medieval history of its streets. After discovering the Old Town your guide will take you to the neighborhood that was made to expand the city beyond its walls, l’Eixample. This district was designed in the 19th-century by the urban planner Ildefons Cerdà. Its grid pattern and wide avenues offer a stark contrast to the more chaotic Old Town.  The visit of l'Eixample will start at Plaça Catalunya, Barcelona’s central plaza. The square connects to the boulevard Passeig de Grácia, which features some of the best examples of Modernist architecture. Take a moment to admire the striking façades of private Modernist buildings including Gaudí's famous La Pedrera and Gaudí’s Casa Batlló and the Casa Lleó Morera and Casa Ametller. Your guide will take you to the crown jewel of Barcelona, Gaudí's masterpiece of La Sagrada Familia. After an extensive explanation of the hidden religious symbolism in the façades of La Sagrada Familia, enter the building. You are sure to be captivated by Gaudi’s incredible architectural style, the peculiar shape of the columns, ceilings, and walls, and the organic architecture of the basilica.  Finally, your guide will take you all the way to Park Güell. This magical park is located on the top of a hill that provides spectacular views of Barcelona. In the park’s famous gardens, Gaudí combined his unique architectural style with elements of nature. The result is a place of pure fantasy guaranteed to amaze you.

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

4.3 / 5

based on 21,548 reviews

I would recommand it to everyone because it is very well organized. No queues, no wasting time, excelent and helpful guide, open to all the questions, funny, well prepared... There is a shuttle mini bus that will take you from one to the other location so you don't have to walk the distance.

Lots of people but by buying the ticket already the entrance was immediate, beautiful place, well managed

Very interesting, unfortunately no places to eat and drink. A tip to bring a picnic would be helpful.

Gaby was wonderful!! I enjoyed the tour and the photoshoot, and I love the result!!

Great and amazing….our guide was wonderful and very friendly