All About Park Güell in Barcelona and Its Secret Corners

Park Güell is a stunning natural area found inside Barcelona that was designed by Antoni Gaudí, the principal hero of Catalan modernism.

The fabulous park is a World Heritage Site that offers amazing views over the city and the sea that lies beyond it. It also blends together architecture, nature, and historical heritage. If you’re visiting Barcelona, it’s a must-see location. Add it to your agenda!

You’ll want to make the most of the experience and get to grips with everything that the park has to offer, of course. Here is everything you need to know about Park Güell in Barcelona, and all the secret corners you should visit.

Barcelona's Park Güell columns

How to Get to Barcelona’s Park Güell

Getting to Park Güell is easy and there are lots of options open to you.

  • Bues Güell: The Bus Güell is perhaps the simplest. This bus leaves from the Alfons X metro station and it takes just 15 minutes to get directly to the park. The return trip is included in the price of your ticket to Park Güell’s restricted zone, too.

  • H6 and D40 Bus Lines The H6 and D40 bus lines take you to the Travessera de Dalt bus stop and from there it’s just a short ten-minute walk. If you want to use the automatic stairs system to get to the park, make sure to access from the Avinguda del Santuari de Sant Josep de la Muntaya.

  • Bus Turístic and Barcelona City Tour buses The Bus Turístic and theBarcelona City Tour buses can also take you to a “Park Güell” official bus stop and you’ll again enjoy a brisk 10-minute walk to the park.

  • Metro of Barcelona You can take the Green Line on the metro of Barcelona and stop at the stations of Vallcarca or Lesseps. You will enjoy a brisk 20-minute walk to the Park Güell.

  • Other ways to get to the park Taxis or private cars are also an option to get to the Park Güell if you want to enjoy the ride on your own.

How to Access Park Güell

The majority of the park is free to access, but there is a restricted area within the park. This restricted area makes up just 9% of the total surface area and was introduced in 2013 to manage the number of people flowing through the popular section of the park.

Now, a maximum of 800 people is allowed access each hour. These tickets can be purchased up to three months before your visit on the Park Güell website. The tool is simple to use and you can choose a time slot according to your schedule.

How much does it cost a general admission ticket for Park Güell?

  • Adult over 65: €7
  • Adult: €10
  • Children from 7-12: €7
  • Children from 0-6: Free

Benches from Park Güell

Secret Corners of Park Güell

If you decide to visit Park Güell, you will want to make the most of your experience. This means seeing as much of the park as possible and getting a deeper understanding of what makes Gaudi’s work so incredibly beautiful.

Here are four corners of the park that you should visit.

1. The Sala Hipóstila

This room was built between 1907 and 1909. It provides support to the plaza above it and it was originally intended as a market for the residential neighborhood that Gaudí was creating. Of course, the park did not become the residential area that it was originally intended, so the breathtaking hall stands empty to this day.

The 86 fluted columns are mesmerizing. Gaudi’s famous mosaic technique is on full display here. You may find that when you visit, the hall is occupied by a musician making the most of the amazing acoustics that are on offer.

2. Plaça de la Natura

Translated as “The Nature Square”, this section of the Park Güell was recently restored, guaranteeing its longevity and keeping it looking as beautiful as possible. The winding mosaic bench is both comfortable and enchanting, winding around the balcony in the form of a snake.

From here, you can enjoy amazing views over the city of Barcelona and the horizon beyond. The terrace is a great spot for amazing photographs too, so be sure to have your camera ready!

3. The Surrounding Area

The majority of people are focused on the park itself, but the surrounding area is breathtakingly beautiful. The green areas can offer a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of the city below, giving you an opportunity to get in touch with nature.

The amount and diversity of flora here are stunning, and there is a specific walk that guides you through the various species that are on offer. If you are looking to enjoy the sun and marvel upon stunning views of Barcelona, you should be sure to enjoy a walk through the rest of the park.

4. Barcelona’s Green Corridors

Barcelona is a city that is constantly evolving. Explosive growth, however, means that the protection of green spaces is a challenge. The city is doing its best, though, with its re-greening plan.

By 2020, the city is going to have built “a blooming mosaic of plants and leaf cover”. These corridors of greenery are going to run between the various green areas of the city, creating a habitat for urban fauna.

The process is already under way and you can use these to make your way to the park. If you want to blend a walk through the city with your experience in Park Güell, these green corridors can make the experience a wonderful one.

Enjoy Your Visit to Park Güell!
We hope that this closer look at Park Güell helps you to have the most amazing time possible. The park is truly stunning and we are confident that you will love your time there!

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