Park Güell

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The first recommendation when visiting Park Güell: wear comfortable shoes.

To access the hilly mountain range of Collserola, where this park is located, there are several options, but all of them include at least a 10-minutes walking.

Built from the year 1900 to 1914, it was opened to the public in 1926. Assigned to Antonio Gaudí by Eusebi Güell, a Spanish entrepreneur, it was meant to develop an estate for well-off families.

However, the lack of suitable transportation and the exclusive nature of the project made the developers abandon its initial purpose and instead it was transformed into a large private park.

Everything was designed under the Catalan modernism guidelines.

The Dragon Stairway includes the famous Salamander statue, covered with decorative mosaics, becoming the most popular symbol of the park.

The Hypostyle room is made up of 86 striated columns inspired in the Doric order, while the Laundry Room Portico surprises visitors due to its wave shape, one of the most emblematic examples of the organic architecture created by Gaudí.

The park comprises many other attractions, such as a Greek theatre and the Austria Gardens and it´s also opened all the year round, but the schedule depends on the season.

Contacts & Details

Carrer D´Olot, 5 08024

Sunday:

9:00 – 21:00

Monday:

9:00 – 21:00

Tuesday:

9:00 – 21:00

Wednesday:

9:00 – 21:00

Thursday:

9:00 – 21:00

Friday:

9:00 – 21:00

Saturday:

9:00 – 21:00