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“Another work of genious from Gaudí”
Review of Park Guell

Park Guell
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Skip the Line Guided Walking Tour: Gaudi's Park Guell in Barcelona
Ranked #16 of 732 things to do in Barcelona
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Park Guell is one of the masterpieces of the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi, who projected it in 1900. Inaugurated as a public park in 1926, it was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984, reconizing its patrimonial and cultural value as a symbol of modern architecture, being one of the biggest exponents of Gaudi's modernism. This playful urban park, the work of architect Antoni Gaudi, features peaceful greens, winding paths and many sculptures and mosaics designed by Gaudi himself. We recommend the following options for ensuring that you arrive on time at the Park Guell Monument Precinct: - Metro (green line, get off at Lesseps or Vallcarca). When you leave the station, you’ll have a walk of about 20-25 minutes. - City bus (lines H6 and 32). When you get off the bus, you’ll have a walk of about 15 minutes. - City bus (lines 92 and 24). When you get off the bus, you’ll have a walk of about 5 minutes. - Barcelona City Tour and Bus Turistic. When you get off the bus, you’ll have a walk of about 10 minutes. - Taxi to Park Guell (Carretera del Carmel or Calle de Marianao)
Reviewed 23 June 2014 via mobile

Tip: in summer, if you go early you can access for free. That means, before 8 a.m. Sun comes up at 6:30. I know thats very early and that you will probably be on your vacations, but trust me, if you want pictures without 2,374 tourist in them, going early is the best bet. Plus you can see it in less than an hour so, when the hordes of turists start to arrive, you will be almost done walking this beautiful park and with great photographs with no people in them but yourselves.
Take the metro and go out in Vallcarca station. From there 15 minutes walk. If you dont like (or can) climb hills, take a taxi, because to get there is just uphill.
They also let you go in for free after 9:00 p.m. I dont know if light is still great to take pictures and see the whole thing.

Thank Luisitorey
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

Frankly, the monumental zone is a rip-off. There is a 7-8 euro fee to enter, and the zone itself is very small. Further, you can't leave and visit the rest of the park and return. It's also a pretty big hassle to get here unless you take a taxi. Save your time and money and do something else.

3  Thank dtravelerguy
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

Parc Guell is indeed unique. The free areas of this park are very big, we did those areas only, and we don't feel like we missed a thing. Beautiful musicians play haunting music, you can sit and enjoy it in gorgeous surroundings.
When we were there, a man was creating humongous bubbles and all the kids were having a blast popping them. Of course there was a box where you could donate money.
Then you can go into the part that has the ergonomic benches made of mosaics and take pictures of Barcelona. You'll find sweeping views that go all the way down to the Mediterranean.
I understand that Gaudi's vision was to build sort of an enclosed "total-life village" for people to live in, with the park part of that, but it never materialized. I'm sorry for his seeming failure, but now we can all enjoy the space.
The literature says that it's open from 8 am to 9 pm. This park is a very special indeed!

Thank TwinMomAlabama
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Reviewed 23 June 2014 via mobile

Excellent!! Gaudi is visionar! It's so beautiful, and colorful! He's the man :) We had so much fun there! Bunch of tourists, we met a lot of people! Nice job, Gaudi!

Thank Petra Z
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

Not disappointed by Gaudi's work, but certainly disappointed by the management of the Park. We accept that tickets are required to pay to go in as part of the deal, but not then have a two and a half hour wait until our time for access came round. And looking into the Gaudi part of the Parc over the fence, it seemed almost empty at the time we enquired and also when we walked around the outside. So where were all the crowds within its enclosure?

I have been in the past when it has been busy and this never took away the experience or the fun of the place. I bet the takings are down with this time ticket arrangement, but they are certainly not getting my money for this poor site organisation.

4  Thank almalmac
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