Party Earth Review Park Güell is an enchanting site that combines aesthetics and nature in a way that’s visually inspiring for art buffs in addition to being a great daytime activity for those with just a passing art fancy. Designed by Barcelona... ... read full review
Daily 10am–6pm in winter, 10am–9pm in summer
Gràcia, Barcelona –
Park Güell is an enchanting site that combines aesthetics and nature in a way that’s visually inspiring for art buffs in addition to being a great daytime activity for those with just a passing art fancy.
Designed by Barcelona’s renowned architect, Antoni Gaudí, the park is a tribute to his unique aesthetic and is truly like no other in the world.
The centerpiece is the fantastical dragon fountain located at the entrance, where the mythical creatures are rendered in colorful broken tiles using a technique known as trencadis, for which Gaudí is famous.
From there, the narrow meandering pathways and viaducts wind through Gaudí’s world of twisted rock pillars, unusual sculptures, and intricate mosaics that lead to the terraced area overlooking the park and offering a splendid view of the city. This open space with its multicolored tiled seating is a popular hangout for guitar-playing locals and tourists simply enjoying the vibe and the vistas.
The house Gaudí lived in for the last twenty years of his life is also located within the park, and has been turned into a museum featuring some unique furniture designed by the artist. But, perhaps some of the most magical sights in Güell are the two charming buildings constructed to look like gingerbread houses.
Park Güell is on top of a hill and requires a steep climb, but the fantasyland that awaits is well worth the effort.
Never go to the park without your camera, because there’s always a chance to discover some new artistic marvel in this wonderland! Just remember that the park is on a hill and requires some legwork – and refreshment stands are few and far between – so make sure to take a drink with you.
Tourists, hippies, and locals with children, all ages.
The Casa Museu Gaudí is located within the park and was the house in which Gaudí lived from 1906 to 1926.
Sandwiches, snacks, and beverages are available at refreshment areas by the viewing deck and at the lower entrance. The gift shop is at the lower entrance.
Park entry is free. Casa Museu Gaudí €6. Sandwiches €4, ice cream €3+, beverages €1+.
On any sunny day.
Park Güell Bar/Restaurant (Carrer de Larrard) offers outdoor seating and affordable sandwiches, pizzas, and paella. Also on the street are many gift shops related to Park Güell and Antoni Gaudí.