Park Güell, Barcelona
Categories: Nature & Parks, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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. Arrange to visit Park Güell and other attractions in Barcelona using our Barcelona vacation generator.
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There are more than enough eye catching things to see in Parc Güell. You'll also find some of the best panoramic views of the city. Definitely worthy of a visit!
Its not exactly free as described, most of the juicy gaudi architecture and statues are carefully obscured from view and require standing in very long queues to receive a time slot for access and mone... read more »
Grosse Teile des Parks können kostenlos besucht werden. Zentraler Teil des Parks mit den wichtigsten Gebäuden jedoch nur gegen Gebühr. Park ist etwas überlaufen, dank der Grösse verteilen sich die Leu... read more »Large parts of the Park can be visited free of charge. Central part of the park with the main buildings but only for a fee. Park is run over something, thanks to the size of the people spread. Spontaneous performances of street musicians to enhance the visit.show original
A magical park. The Gaudi part is somewhat smaller than I'd imagined, but still very inspiring. Note that 'views over the city' means that the park is up a hill. Plan your approach carefully. Access is limited...and this is good as it keeps the numbers on-site down. Online purchase of tickets recommend. Flight cancellation necessitated a rebooking... handled very well.
Pretty gardens with annoying paid bit and just as good always open surrounding area. Oddly most people prefer to squeeze into a small area and pay for the privilege. Not only is it a waste of money, after it gets 'full' (their words not mine), you have to wait hours for another slot or return another day. Really pointless considering the surrounding area isn't restricted, free and I think much nicer. Inside only has some kind of nice steps. Fairly bare compared to outside. Save your money and fuss.
Possibly the coolest park in the world! Breathtaking views of the city intersperse with whimsical Gaudi architecture. The monument section requires purchase of a ticket and is rather crowded. It is nice but I would suggest to check out the rest instead - as long as you're okay with some serious hills!
Parc Guell is beautiful and if you're new to Gaudi architecture, I would recommend you start here. Parc Guell is whimsical enough for Gaudi's architectural style to show through, but interspersed throughout the park are some beautiful gardens that even Gaudi non-appreciators will definitely find beautiful.
Beautiful views of the city if you summit the park, and some examples of Gaudi's work. However, go to Mount Tibidabo instead for even more stunning views. And of course Gaudi's masterwork is the Sagrada Familia.
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