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Parc Guell public Park and UNESCO world Heritage site

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Updated: Sep 16, 2021

by: Barcelona Travel Hacks

Parc Guell

Summary: UNESCO world Heritage site. 1926 Public park, that was originally commissioned by Eusebi Guell to be a luxury housing estate designed by Antoni Gaudi.

Address: Avenida del Santuari de Sant Josep de la Muntanya, Barcelona. 8024

Summary of Prices:

Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information
Adult Zone 1 T-casual € 10.00 Over 65 years, 7 Euros
Child T-familiar € 7.00 for 7-12 Years, Under 7 FREE
Group/Family Ticket: 10+ People - See Website.
Notes: Book Tickets at least 7 days in advance.
Free day:

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About Parc Guell:

The park was originally designed to be a high-class housing estate funded by Count Eusebi Guell and inspired by the English Garden movement but it was a commercial failure. In 1900, the site was a rocky hill with little vegetation and few trees, called Muntanya Pelada (Bare Mountain) and included a large country house called Larrard House or Muntaner de Dalt House. The site is behind a neighbourhood, La Salut, that was full of upper-class houses and the intention was to construct 60 luxury houses contained within triangular plots that would exploit the fresh air well away from smoky factories of industrial down town Barcelona.

Count Eusebi Guell added to the prestige of the development 1n 1906 by living in Larrard House. However, only two houses were built, neither designed by Gaudi. One was intended to be a show house, but on being completed in 1904 and put up for sale did not attract any buyers. Count Guell convinced Gaudi to buy it with his savings and it became the home of Gaudi, his family and father from 1906 till Gaudi's death in 1926. This house was built by Francesc Berenguer. Today it contains original works by Gaudi and several of his collaborators and is now the Gaudi House Museum (Casa Museu Gaudi), opening in 1963. In 1969 it was declared a historical artistic monument of national interest.

The second house constructed in Parc Guell is Casa Marti Trias, built in 1905 on 2 triangles of land bought within the Guell housing estate in 1901. The house was commissioned by lawyer Marti Trias and his wife Ana Maxenchs and built by the architect Juli Batllevell y Arus. The owner Marti Trias died in 1914. His son, Alfonso was a Good friend of Gaudi.

In a bazar twist of fate, it was Alfonso, then a student of medicine, that identified the dead body of Gaudi in the Santa Cruz hospital after he had been brought in as an unknown patient, being hit by a tram on the corner of Gran via with Bailen street in 1926. Today Casa Marti Trias is a private residence and not open to the public.

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Visiting Parc Guell:

Today Parc Guell is a municipal park with the site being divided into two parts. The upper section is free access to the public with opening hours that are approximately equal to daylight hours. More Information on Parc Guell website. The lower part is pay entry regulated area with ticket prices starting from 10 euros. The tickets can be bought in advance or at the ticket machine when you arrive. However, you must enter the regulated pay area no later than 30 minutes after the stated time on your ticket or you will forfeit the entry and staff will refuse access. Note also that entry to Casa Museum Gaudi is not included in this ticket.

Note: Currently the whole of Parc Guell is pay entry with free entry to the upper part for residents.

What do you get to see in the regulated area? Well the regulated area includes the Greek theatre with the ornate columns. it also includes the iconic steps with the tiled lizard sculpture. Also, there are some gardens. However, you can see, from a distance, the gatehouse and ornate gates from the outside without having to pay the 10 euros.

Getting To Parc Guell:

Nearest TMB METRO is Plaza Lesseps on the Green (L3) line.

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There are 2 PDf documents:

Street Map Parc Guell and Carmel Bunker

PDF: Street Map Parc Guell and Carmel Bunker
Author: Barcelona Travel Hacks

Metro Map Parc Guell

PDF: Metro Map Parc Guell
Author: www.tmb.cat

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BCN06 - Parc Guell and Carmel Bunkers

City walk in Barcelona from Plaza Leseps in Gracia to Parc Guell then on to Carmel bunkers and park Guinardo finishing at Alfonso X Metro.

Distance: 5.82 Km

Difficulty: Easy

Return Travel Fare: T-Casual Zone 1

Transport Network: Barcelona Metro

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