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“Incredible location, stunning scenery”
Review of Park Guell

Park Guell
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US$28.00*
and up
Early Access to Park Güell
Ranked #18 of 752 things to do in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
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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
Reviewed 27 August 2014

We went to Park Guell in early August, when it was very warm and very crowded. It was worth the wait of paid admission to se the well know landmarks within the park, but it was relatively difficult to get there and out of it with public transportation. For our arrival, we took the Metro, and walked up the steep streets including several escalators and a 25% incline to get to the outer limits of the parks.

It is fairly unclear unless you are fluent in Catalan that the key exhibits at the park charge a fee and give you an hour and a half to go wander around before yoga re expected back.

Thank Jessica T
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Reviewed 27 August 2014

There was a bit of a wait to get into the Monuments section of the park. The outer area (free of charge) isn't all that exciting but very nice to walk while you are waiting. The monuments are very cool, and great photo ops to show your friends when you return.

Thank brosenfeld
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Reviewed 27 August 2014

It is a nice park to see. The paid area is a fine work of Gaudi. The park was planned to be a township by Gaudi, but only two houses got completed (which is part of the paid area).
The unpaid area has many good view points overlooking Barcelona.
Tip: Prior booking to the park is advisable. We went there at 4pm and the available time was 6:30pm. We did the unpaid area and then entered the paid area of the park at 6pm.
Travel: We took bus 24 from Diagnol and got off at Del Carmel. A short walk uphill, put us at the park entrance.

1  Thank ttaf
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Reviewed 27 August 2014

This was a huge disappointment for us. We took the metro all the out there, hiked up the hill, only to find a massive line, and people telling us we can't even get tickets into the park for another 3 hours. We were told we can hike around the free part of the park while we wait.
The free part was just a bunch of dusty trails to a few overlooks. The overlooks were nice, the trails were not. Full of spray paint and garbage and way too many people, very little to see other than the parts close to the paid part of the park. Once you finally get into the paid part, you can't help but say "Thats it?" There are some really cool parts, such as the wall that looks just like a crashing wave, but if you had already been to some other Gaudi-designed places, such as Casa Batlo or La Sagrada Famila, it was unimpressive, especially after all the effort.
And the THRONGS of people. Forget trying to get a picture of anything without 100 people in it. There is nothing the park can do about this, so its best to just...skip it.
I suppose if you bought a ticket online and didn't have to wait, it might be 3 stars, but that apparently isn't even a guarantee.
Eat before or after, we didn't have a choice because we weren't expecting to be there for 4 hours. The food and drink there is not good and very expensive.

4  Thank Russell H
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Reviewed 27 August 2014

We went to the Parc Guell on the last day of our trip. We found the views over Barcelona from the Parc were very nice since we could see places that we had visited like the Sagrada Familia. The monumental zone is the part with all the advertised architecture in it like the Dragon which you have to pay to get into. Some very nice Gaudi designed work in the zone and overall we were glad we visited.

1  Thank Peter P
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