Park Güell, Barcelona

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One of many notable city structures designed by famed architect Antoni Gaudí, Park Güell is a garden complex built between 1900 and 1914. World Heritage–listed, this complex is noted for being one of the largest architectural structures in this part of Europe. Though it features some of the finest examples of Gaudí’s creativity, for many visitors the highlight is not the exquisite architecture, but the sweeping views. Just inside the main entrance is the interpretive visitor center, featuring an exhibit about Gaudí’s building methods, as well as displays on the history of the park. Wooded and laced with footpaths, the park attracts over 4 million visitors each year. The park can be reached on foot, but if you wish to avoid a vigorous uphill walk, hitch a ride on the public bus. To visit Park Güell and other attractions in Barcelona, use our Barcelona holiday builder website .
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  • The Park is indeed located in Barcelona, but still feels like being in a different location. The Park is really great, so was the crowd spread out a little. The wonderful views over Barcelona to let on a trip in the city not to be missed.
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  • A large public park where a walk, a picnic or visit of the sculptures may not be so poorly managed! Starting from boys outside they give you directions in half and they almost seem miffed, ending with the nonexistent lighting that is there in the evening. For touring the area with the monuments you should book: in a huge park is unthinkable duty book ahead to visit some outdoor monument! If in case we wanted to go into the openings that make night, avoided because you can't see anything, and why some monuments are in remote parts of the Park, so not recommended to visit after dark. Poorly managed, not recommended!
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  • very famous Park and with various works of Gaudi, several spaces and different environments all with many works and magic
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  • The unique architecture at Park Güell is a mesmerizing experience. The colorful Mosaics and ceramic shards add to the beauty of this park. It is better to plan ahead and purchase tickets online. Early morning slots are the best during summer. Bus lines 24 and 92 drop you at the park's main entrance. Every booking has a time slot of 30 minutes. Please make sure to reach the park entrance within your booked time interval.
  • What a wonderful place! Completely mad but surprises await around every corner. The public area is a great place just to wander whilst the monument zone is full of wonders. BOOKING IN ADVANCE is an absolute must a peak times - we had booked and no tickets available for 3 days when we visited.
  • The place is gorgeous! Beautifully designed. There's a large free-access area with benches and a lot of places to visit. In the heart of the Park lies the Monumental area, and you have to pay a ticket to access it. There's a limit to how many tickets are sold for a certain time-frame, so make sure to get to the park early!
  • Nice place to wander around. Worth paying for the entrance but be aware you need to book it at least a day before. We have visited in the evening as I think would be too hot during the day. The light in the evening made it more interesting for taking pictures.
  • Amazing architecture and beautiful park areas surrounding the main attraction that must be booked in advance. Went at the beginning of August and recommend going early as it is very hot by 10am. The surrounding park is beautiful and many visitors do not see this. Well worth a quiet walk after visiting the main attraction.

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