This article was published on 02/07/2024 at 14:54

Park Güell transcends being merely a park; it embodies Antoni Gaudí’s brilliance. During your guided visit, ensure a meticulous exploration of these five essential monuments, ideal for snapshots and a deep dive into Gaudí’s masterpiece.


But first, a bit of history…

The Park Güell, created between 1900 and 1914 by the modernist master Antoni Gaudí, was originally conceived as an exclusive residential complex. Inspired by the garden city concept, the project was commissioned by Eusebi Güell, but only two houses were completed before it was transformed into a public park in 1926 due to its commercial failure.

This vibrant oasis showcases Gaudí’s boundless creativity, blending architecture with nature through organic forms and trencadís mosaics. One of the highlights that captivates all visitors is the sinuous bench on the Serpent Terrace, offering unparalleled panoramic views of Barcelona – a must-see on your visit!

We encourage you to take a guided tour of Park Güell to uncover more unique details, such as the ingenious water collection systems and sustainable solutions Gaudí implemented, far ahead of his time.

Now, take out pen and paper (or open your notes app), and jot down these must-sees for your visit to Park Güell:

Escultura "El Drac" en el Park Güell en Barcelona

1. Dragon Stairway 🦎

Start off your visit by meeting Park Güell’s guardian: “El Drac” (The Dragon in Catalan). This sculpture adorned in trencadís, a typical Catalan modernist ceramic mosaic, marks the perfect starting point. Snakes and finely decorated benches envelop the stairway, setting the stage for your Park Güell visit. Make sure you snap a pic next to the legendary Drac! 📷

2. Hypostyle Room🏛️

This area, supported by inclined columns and embellished with intricate mosaics, stands as a testament to Gaudí’s ingenuity. Though incomplete, the 86 columns exude a magical atmosphere, offering a unique integration of architecture and natural surroundings. A must-see during your guided visit to Park Güell!

Columnas y techo de la Sala Hipóstila en el Park Güell, Barcelona.
Turista tomando fotos desde la Terraza de la Serpiente en el Park Güell, Barcelona

3. Sea Serpent Terrace 🐍

Ascending to this terrace rewards you with an unparalleled panoramic view of Barcelona. A serpent-shaped bench, adorned with vibrant colors, adds a touch of magic to this visually stunning experience. Perhaps one of Barcelona’s most photographed corners – get your camera ready for incredible views!📸

4. Gaudí House-Museum👷🏠

Within the park, Gaudí’s former residence has transformed into a museum dedicated to his life and work. Explore its rooms, furniture, and personal belongings to gain deeper insights into the mind behind these unique creations.

Fotografía externa de la Casa-Museo Gaudí en el Park Güell, Barcelona
Mujer frente al Pórtico de la Lavandera en el Park Güell, Barcelona

5. The Laundry Room Portico 🌴📸

Reach the peak of Park Güell to discover this space offering a unique perspective of the city. With its inclined columns and arched ceilings, it stands as a striking example of Gaudí’s innovative style.

Park Güell serves as an art museum brimming with captivating monuments that enchant every visitor. Beyond marveling at its visual beauty, delving into the historical and artistic richness is crucial. Join a guided tour of Park Güell (tickets included🎟️) to gain a profound understanding of Gaudí’s work and the history behind these iconic spots!

Don’t miss the chance to explore Park Güell on your next visit to Barcelona!

Wondering how to reach Park Güell from Barcelona?

For convenient access to Park Güell, consider these transportation options:

  • Metro: Take Line 3 and disembark at Lesseps station. From there, it’s a 20-minute walk to the park. Use the entrance located at Avinguda del Santuari de Sant Josep de la Muntanya, which features escalators. Avoid entering from Vallcarca station on Line 3 due to escalator maintenance.
  • Bus: Opt for Lines H6 or D40 and alight at the Travessera de Dalt stop. It’s a brief 10-minute walk from the bus stop to the park. We recommend entering via Avinguda del Santuari de Sant Josep de la Muntanya or Carrer de Larrard for easier access.
  • Barcelona City Tour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus: Choose the East/Green Route and get off at stop 13. A short 5-8 minute walk will bring you to the park entrance.

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