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Barcelona topics tagged Park Guell

"Park Guell" in Barcelona

Park Guell free entry

How can we enter the monumental zone of Park Guell for free? Any insider tips? If we pay for the ticket, is it worth it?

Combined ticket to Sagrada Familia and Parc Güell

If I buy Gaudi's Work and Life ticket from the official site of Sagrada Família, does it mean I can enter and see all of Parc Güell? The website says Entrance to Gaudí House Museum (in Parc Güell) is included. Is this a combined entry ticket?

    Should we pay entrance fee to Gaudi's Parc Guell?

    Gaudi's Park Guell has an entrance fee for monumental zone, which is less than 10% of the park area. Is it worth paying or should we just roam the free part of Parc Guell?

    Park Guell guided tour worth it?

    Is it worthwhile to go for the official guided tour of Park Guell?

    Most imaginative public park

    Located in La Salut, Park Güell is a Gaudi designed public park. Probably it is the most original and imaginative public park that has ever been built.

    Park Guell Interesting Facts

    Ambitious residential enclave

    Park Güell was initially designed as part of a high-class mountainside residential enclave that was envisioned by Eusebi Guell, Catalan textile magnate and politician. Guell loved Greek Mythology and symbolism. He wanted to develop a new city of Dephi and to that end, he bought 15- hectare plot of land on a low uneven hill, four kilometers from the old part of the City of Barcelona. Gaudi was commissioned to bring Guell’s vision to reality and design the exclusive neighborhood.

    Converted to a public park

    However, the far-flung location and high pricing meant that the residential complex was a commercial failure. By the time, the project was called off, the residential park and a model house were ready. Barcelona City Council bought the park and converted it into a municipal garden, the model house became Gaudi’ residence.

    World heritage status

    In 1984, UNESCO declared the Park Güell a World Heritage Site under “Works of Antoni Gaudí”. Since October 2013, visitors have to pay an entrance fee to enter the ‘Monumental Zone’ while access to rest of the park remains free. The fee was imposed, in part, to reduce the numbers of visitors entering the Monumental zone. The idea seems to have worked as according to the data, there has been a sharp decrease in visitors, from approximately nine million in 2012 to 2.7 in 2015.

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