Park Güell

Price guide: Free

C/Olot, Barcelona

Price guide: Free

Park Güell bench
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By Sally Davies, your Barcelona expert

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#8 of 22
expert-rated things to do in Barcelona
Expert overall rating:4.7 out of 5
Value for money:
Recommended for:
Culture vultures, Families with younger children, Escaping the crowds, Great views / scenery

Expert review of Park Güell

There are fairytale elements and wonderful views to the sea from this surreal park.

Gaudí and his patron Eusebi Güell had a utopian vision for what was to be a ‘garden city’ where the workers could live, but the project never really came to fruition. Instead this was turned into a fantastical park, its gatehouses straight out of Hansel and Gretel, but you can still see elements of the original idea, such as the marketplace (above the famous dragon statue, with the palm-tree columns). Above it is the most picturesque area of all, the wide esplanade ringed with Gaudí’s colourful twisting benches.

More information on Park Güell:

Price guide:
Park / garden
C/Olot, Barcelona
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Daily 10am-sunset.

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Community comments (2)

One of my favourite spots in the city...though must return to find more!

A brilliant afternoon out with a great view of the city including Gaudi's Sagrada Familia