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The Park Güell is, without doubt, the most emblematic open space of the city of Barcelona. In it, the nature and architectural creations of the Catalan artist Antoni Gaudí merge into a unique composition in the world. The park is located in the El Carmelo neighbourhood (or, in Catalan, El Carmel), on the highest part of the hill, in Barcelona. After climbing the steep stairs, you will reach the glorious complex.
The park was the idea of Eusebi Güell, who entrusted his design to the renowned modernist Gaudí, whose works today are one of the main tourist attractions of Barcelona. The park was built more than a hundred years ago, between 1900 and 1914, and it was officially opened in 1926. It is considered as World Heritage, by UNESCO, along with other works by the Catalan artist.
The merging of architecture with nature is ideal for a work by Gaudí, who had also designed the Sagrada Familia. He found much of his inspiration in the organic elements of nature.
One of the pieces that stand out in this splendid park is the mosaic known as "the dragon" ("el drac", in Catalan). It is located at the entrance of the park. It represents a salamander with Mediterranean colours. The highest points of the park offer complete views of the city, where you can see the Sagrada Familia and all the great structures of Barcelona.
Inside the park you can enjoy a wide variety of exotic birds, plants and corners specially designed to enjoy nature.
Barcelona is a city with many attractions. Each one of its neighbourhoods offers unique activities for its visitors. Rent an apartment in the vicinity of Parc Güell to take full advantage of this natural area designed by the reference of modern Catalan art: Antoni Gaudí.
In the cosmopolitan city of Barcelona, the second most populated in Spain and one of the most touristic cities in Europe, there is a wide and varied range of accommodation of all kinds. There are cheap hostels and luxury hotels in all areas of the city. However, if you want to live the authentic Catalan experience, an apartment of your own will allow you to get the privacy and independence you are looking for. Only-apartments has a wide range of apartments, flats and studios near Park Güell. After an intense day of outdoor walking, your fully equipped apartment will be the perfect refuge for an ideal vacation.
In the area of Parque Güell there are countless green spaces and historical sites to learn more about the history of Catalonia, and about Antoni Gaudí. These are some of the tourist points near the Park Güell that you can visit:
You can get to the park by metro, but the nearest station is quite far from the park entrance, and at a much lower height. Taking the Green Line (L3), the closest stops are Lesseps or Vallcarca. From both stops it takes 15 minutes walking. From Lesseps, access is recommended by the passage of Sant Josep de la Muntanya, which has escalators. From Vallcarca. you can take the escalators of the Baixada de la Glòria and, then can access through the passage of Sant Josep de la Muntanya.
You can also use tour buses or urban bus lines H26, 32 (from Travessera de Dalt stop plus a 10 minute walk), 24 (Plaça Catalunya) or 92 (Trelawny-Passeig Marítim).
The entrance fee to the monumental area of the park is 7.5 € for adults and € 5.25 for adults over 65 and children between 7 and 12 years old. Children up to six years old do not have to pay.