Park Guell is a public park in Barcelona that is a UNESCO World Heritage site due to the park being designed by famous architect Antoni Gaudi. Eusebi Guell bought land on a hill in Barcelona and acquired Gaudi to create a miniature city of houses for the wealthy with landscaped gardens, Gaudi set about the task and created two gatehouses and 3KM of walkways, steps and a plaza before it was decided in 1914 that interest was so low that the project was not sustainable. In 1922 the estate was bought by the city and turned into a public park. The park has since become one of the most visited sights in Barcelona with people taking a real interest in Gaudi's architecture and landscaping in the park.
The park is accessible by the Barcelona metro system with stops ‘Vallcarca’ and ‘Lesseps’ on the green line both being within 15 minutes walk away. Alternatively, bus 24 from the city stops directly outside of the park.
Opening Times and Admission
There is an entrance fee to the park and this is set at 8 euros for adults and 3 euros for concessions, however, if you book in advance online you will receive a discount on tickets. Guided tours are available and these need to be organised in advance. The park is open 8 am to 9.30pm in the summer but closes at 8 pm in the winter months.