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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. Arrange to visit Park Güell and other attractions in Barcelona using our Barcelona vacation generator.
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  • I must say that I adored the style of Güell, incomparable and inimitable! The colors, nature, everything really very nice! A must visit! Advice to reserve tickets online or you may not be able to enter!
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  • I went there alone and a bit bored, but beautiful amd took a long walk because I pointed a wrong entrance when ibwas using navigation, so I walked around the park in a local neighborhood. You should g...  more »
  • This was supposed to be a Gaudi version of Welwyn and Letchworth Garden City, although it is difficult to imagine as you walk amongst the infrastructure that was built and the few actual houses that w...  more »
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  • On my first visit to Barcelona many years ago this was absolutely one of my favorite places in the city and I had one of the best evenings of my life there. There were people playing guitar vocals taking a stroll and it had a wonderful Spanish feel to it. I return last year only to find that it is been overrun with tourism, you need to buy a ticket to visit, Which means they're absolutely no local people there everyone you see has a camera in front of them. It's very sad how commercialized this place has become. However this part is very large has so many spectacular monuments and wonderful views of the city.
  • The park is nice, but the ticketing system could be improved. We didn't buy our tickets in advance, but showed up first thing in the morning hoping to beat the crowds. (Also because there isn't much for shad coverage.) Well they said we couldn't get in until 6 hours later. They allow 400 people per half hour into the park and there definitely wasn't that many people there. Instead we walked around the free portion and still saw some nice things.
  • Interesting small park. Mostly decorated with broken pieces of ceramics dishes and floor ceramic pieces, all well place around every where within the walls and any place you can imagine. Difficult to take good pictures because it is always crowded. Excellent view of the city fron the top of the park. It can be easily tour within one hour.
  • its a little bit off of the city center, higher elevation, gives you a nice coastline view of Barcelona. The atmosphere there is touristy, but the environment makes one feel so relaxing that you forget you are in a tourist spot. I enjoy the park very much, and like other Gaudi's buildings, you will find some special spots and unique architectural elements that make for great photos. Spend two hours there will be about right. Take bus instead of metro too, that will let you see the ground views of the off-center city districts for deeper experience.
  • MUST buy entrance tickets before visiting the park. We have to come twice because we couldn't get tickets until 18:30 on Sunday. So we bought them for next day. Our commute time almost an hour from our hotel and in order to reach the park we have to climb multiple flight of stairs than walk for around10 plus minutes to reach entrance of the park. The park is on hills no matter how you get there you must have walk up hills and down unless you take taxi. The park is not as big as I expected or not much to see. Maybe my expectations was high so I was it was ok. I would not recommend anyone who likes some exercise before go to the park.