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Park Guell

Park Guell

Park Guell

 

Park Guell (Carrer Barcelona) – designed by Catalán architect Antoni Gaudí and built during the early part of the 20th Century, this is a public garden complex located on the hill of El Carmel in the Gràcia district of Barcelona. This park includes the Gaudí House Museum (where Gaudí once lived), and was originally developed for the enjoyment of the city’s aristocracy.

At the top of Güell park is a terraced area where you get a wonderful view of the park and of Barcelona City. Here you will find multi-colored tiled mosaic seats as shown in this picture. The vibrant colors of the tiles are truly breathtaking.

Admission: free (except for the Monumental Zone: €7 (general), €4.90 (seniors and children 7-12), children under 7 free). Hours: opens at 10:00 am (closing time varies for different times of year but is normally around 9:00 pm).

Warning: If you’re visiting the park by Metro, be prepared for at least a 20 minutes walk. The last 200 meter walk is up a steep hill. If you have difficulties going up steep steps then a taxi or bus may be a better means of transport. You’ll find bus information at the tourist information office at Plaça de Catalunya. See the Park’s website for more details: www.parkguell.cat