Park Guell

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Park Guell Barcelona Reviews

EmEm EmEm
159 reviews
Park Güell Feb 06, 2017
Park Güell is located in the upper part of Barcelona, which has wonderful views of the city. The park was formed from 1900-1914 with the joining of two areas, purchased by Count Güell in 1899.

A fantastic green walk is surrounded by a modernist works of Antoni Gaudí, who conceived a religious sense with organic and urban. He used a mountain gap to project a path of spiritual elevation, placing in its top a chapel, but it was never built.

Although the park is always too crowded, you can explore the stunning creations: a mosaic lizard statue, beautifully planned viaducts and porticoes, and storybook-like gatehouses, the Hall of Columns.

The park is open all year around. There is an entrance fee( individual ticket costs € 7) to be payed to access the monumental area of Park Guell. It can be purchased at the park entrance or online.
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EmEm says:
@MalenaN- You're right, imagine the crowd in summer :D
Posted on: Mar 19, 2017
MalenaN says:
It is a lovely park! It was February/March when I visited so less people than it would be in July/August, but still a lot of visitors.
Posted on: Mar 19, 2017
EmEm says:
Thank you both! I adore his works, too.
Posted on: Feb 10, 2017
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karen7 karen7
4 reviews
Park Guell Apr 11, 2011
its an awesome place to spend a couple nice hours in Barcelona. so much art and culture in one place with people selling things and just a great view over the city. its definitely worth a visit but bring proper shoes no hiking boots but I can not recommend flip-flops...talking from experience here :D
42 reviews
Gaudi's work! Park Guell. Nov 15, 2008
The Park Güell is an absolute must-see when visiting Barcelona!

The park was commissioned by Graf Eusebi Güell in 1900. Eusebi was very much adherent to the idea English garden cities.

However, the project failed before its completion due to financial reasons. In the run-up to the project 60 villas were supposed to be sold in order to finance the garden city.

Unfortunately Gaudí’s and Güell’s idea was not being accepted by the Catalan upper class and thus hardly any villas were being demanded. Only Gaudí and a friend each bought one of the buildings. Gaudí’s model house can still be seen in the Parc Güell today.

The so-called Museu Casa Gaudí displays among other things the personal belongings of the artist, such as chattels, home appliances and his drawing material.

Gaudí attached great importance to construct the park in an environmentally friendly and cost-efficient manner. For example he used waste of the nearby ceramic factory.

For the most part he cultivated the landscape as he found it. Instead of artificially adapting it, he adjusted his construction plans to the local condition. For this purpose he used terraces and supporting walls, which perfectly harmonise with the terrain due to their organic forms.

Park Guell is so beautiful that i wish that everybody will see this once.
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JP-NED says:
Thanks David, it's always great to visit Barcelona.
Posted on: Mar 22, 2010
cneoridium says:
You got a lot of great pictures on your visit!
Posted on: Mar 21, 2010
JP-NED says:
Yes it is/was free, also my yacht!!(LOL)
Posted on: Feb 17, 2009
Liselore_Verschuren Liselore…
252 reviews
One of the highlights of Barcelona Mar 27, 2008
Park Guell was built between the years 1900 to 1914. It was designed by Antoni Gaudi and it was meant as a commercial housing site with sixty triangular lots for luxury houses. The idea for this housing site came from count Eusebi Guell, but this project turned out to be unsuccessful. In the end, only two houses were built and neither of them was designed by Antoni Gaudi. One of these two houses was intended to be a show house, but since no buyers came forward, Gaudi decided to buy it himself.

Today, Park Guell has been converted into a municipal garden. There is no entrance fee, but you do have to pay admittance to view Gaudi’s house, ‘la Torre Rosa’. I didn’t see this house on my first visit to Park Guell, but it turns out to be a lovely surprise. It is full of the furniture Gaudi designed and it’s absolutely beautiful!

The buildings flanking the entrance, the large lizard that is in the middle of the stairs and the main terrace that’s surrounded by a long bench (all with gorgeous mosaics) are the main places of interest in the park.
Park Guell (Barcelona, Spain)
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_jade_ _jade_
2 reviews
Camp out! Oct 01, 2008
Take your tent to the Turó de Les Tres Creux on Parc Güell. At night the site is pretty scary and become a very nice playground..Perfect for scary stories :)
PleaseDontBePsycho PleaseDo…
41 reviews
Parc Guell Mar 07, 2008
Don't miss it. Bring a picnic, sit under a tree and soak it all in.

In three words: Far out, maaaaaaaaan!
beledigrl beledigrl
3 reviews
Jun 28, 2007
I fell in love with this place. I wanted to get married there at sunset. I would move in there if there weren't so many people around all the time! Gaudi was an amazing artist and to experience his work while also surrounded by nature is an amazing experience. You also have a wonderful view of the city. While I was there, there was also a man playing acoustic guitar and singing. The ambiance was great! Personally, I enjoyed this more than Sagrada Familia...
travelman727 says:
Loni, like you, I fell in love with Guadi's fabulous park :-) Check out my Barcelona blog; I have pictures of possibly the same guitarist. I bought one of his CDs :-D
Posted on: Nov 20, 2008
lauralang3 lauralan…
1 reviews
Jun 08, 2007
I would DEFINITELY recommend hitting up Parc Guell when you visit Barcelona, Spain. The views of the city and the Mediterranian are amazing. The park is huge with many different sights to enjoy. I think that was my favorite part of Barcelona, besides seeing the Olympic Stadium. Be sure you hike up to the top of the park for a breathtaking view of the city. It's awesome! :)
The view of Barcelona from Parc Gu…
Me in Parc Guell
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iloveangls iloveang…
3 reviews
Feb 26, 2007
The Park Guell is an amazing display of mosaics. A definite must-see for anyone that enjoys looking at beautiful architecture!
karla karla
4 reviews
Jan 09, 2007
Go the park of Gaudi. Climb the hill, go further and further. Then enjoy the fantastic view of Barcelona all around you. I was there solo as well, inhale the atmosphere there for you and just for you alone and don't be sad that there's nobody you can share this wonderful moment with.
travelman727 says:
Great review! One of my favorite places in the world :-D
Posted on: Feb 11, 2007
funinuk funinuk
41 reviews
Nov 19, 2006
Park Guell is one of the stops on the tourist bus we went on.

It is suituated on the hill overlooking the city of Barcelona.

Its a 200m walk up a steep hill from the bus stop but is well worth it when you arrive at the spectacular gates.

On both sides of the entrance are small houses that resemble gingerbread houses out of a fairy story. And straight ahead is the famous Gaudi dragon fountain.

All over the park there are gardens, fountains and sculptures including a huge terraced area where you might find markets.

The view of the city is great and you can see right out to sea on a clear day.
Gaudi's famous dragon
Eric Eric
408 reviews
Jun 02, 2005
This is a crazy looking park designed by Gaudi, Barcelona's famous architect. A lot of the buildings look like something straight out of a Dr. Seuss book, with crazy, crooked, colorful structures spiraling from the ground at dozens of odd angles. Other buildings look almost organic, with columns that look like giant mud arms reaching out from the earth. There are plenty of places to sit around and enjoy the shade or to listen to musicians performing in the park.My only complaint is that it seemed too much a park of concrete instead of trees. It seems more of a playground than a park in the natural, outdoor sense.
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