End of total gratuity Park Güell
The total gratuity of Gaudi’s Park Guell in Barcelona will soon be history. The entrance to the monumental part of Park Güell will cost 7 or 8 euros euros per visitor from October 2013. The historical part is the one most frequented by tourists and also the most fragile. By this measure, the Barcelona City Council wants to regulate the monumental area of the Park Güell with the primary objective to preserve this iconic area of the city and keep it in the best possible state of preservation.
The frequentation Park Güell becoming « anarchist », it was urgent to frame. This is why the municipality would also like to numerically regulate entry to this area: 400 tourists maximum will be allowed access each 1/2heure to Gaudí’s jewels. Issued tickets will be used for a time range. Five inputs with three wickets barrier will be located in different places in the park.
Free admission for neighbors, and for the rest of the Park
Local populations from adjacent neighborhoods of Park Güell (El Coll, Vallcarca-Penitent, The Hi, El Carmel Can Baró) will receive free admission to all year round using personal cards.
The new regulations come into force Parc Güell from the month of October 2013. The council hopes that this regulation will help to improve the quality of life for residents and will provide a better visit to millions of visitors.
Don’t forget that the rest of the park is free. Move away from the corrugated bench and from the salamander for a walk in the countryside, with magnificent views of the city of Barcelona. The large cross at the Park’s high-point offers the most complete view of Barcelona and the bay.
Park Güell, Gaudi garden
Park Güell in Barcelona is one of the achievements of the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí, which is on the World Heritage List of UNESCO. It was built between 1900 and 1914 and from 1984 to 1993.
This project would first be a garden city which was to include a chapel and 60 houses. But the cost of construction increased to such an extent that only three houses were completed in the Antoni Güell Park. It became the property of the city of Barcelona in 1923. Park Güell is on the World Heritage List of UNESCO in 1984.
Gaudí sought to preserve the natural terrain. He has produced an original curvaceous work. Park Güell is primarily a garden of 17 hectares. Only a few buildings inside the park were completed as the two mushroom-shaped houses framing the entrance.
The historical part is the one that attracts the most visitors. Once past the gate, we are faced with stairs shaped salamander fountain made of multicolored mosaic. At the top of these stairs you enter the room with columns. Bypassing the room, the visitor arrives at the terrace with long wavy bench. This bench is remarkable in the loop, it is both an intimate and open space on the town with a beautiful panorama. It is a popular meeting place.
The garden walls are covered of Trencadís: it is a mosaic technique using broken and mismatched earthenware or colored glass pieces that Gaudi used extensively in Park Güell (bench, fountains), but also in his other building like casa Battlò.
Visit Park Güell: timetables and fares
The park is open daily.
timetables Parc Güell
- Autumn – Winter : from October 25 to march 23 : 8h30 – 18h00
- Spring – Summer : from March 24 to October 19 : 8h00 – 21h30
Fares Park Güell
|Adult||7 €||8 €|
|under 6 y||Free||Free|
|between 7 and 12y||4,90 €||5,60 €|
|> 65 y||4,90 €||5,60 €|
Website to buy entrance tickets : http://www.parkguell.cat/en/buy-tickets/
Access to Park Güell
- metro line 3:
- Vallcarca Station, 10 minute walk with an escalator on the part of the climb the steepest
- Lesseps Station 15 minutes walk uphill, just follow the signs
- Bus: Several bus lines run nearby e: 24 – 31 – 32 – H6 – 92 – Bus del Barri 112
- Taxi: no extra charge to go. Taxi stands near the main entrance to the home.