Parc Guell, Barcelona

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Carrer d'Olot 7, Vallcarca, Gràcia, 08024 93-317-39-740
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    Fun Mosaics and Beautiful Views of the City

    by FatesWarn Written Jul 9, 2016

    Park Güell is an adorable and whimsical place that sits high above the city, providing a really cool vantage point of the city and the beach.
    We visited in the summer time, so it was very crowded, but they do have timed entry tickets to help alleviate that. Spring and Fall might be a better time to go - the sun would not be so harsh - not sure about the crowds.

    Beyond the ticketed monuments of the park, there are trails where you can walk around and go up higher for better views of the city.
    Our hotel concierge showed us a path on a map to walk up to the Mt Carmel bunkers, but we ultimately had to bail because I insisted on following the advice to dress less American and I left my Keens at home - it's a hiking trail. Lesson learned - ignore people and their judgments. I was grateful on most days that I was wearing my cute loafers, but I should have brought my Keens for my back-up shoes instead of another pair of loafers. I definitely regret not making it up there, but we did manage to travel up 325 stair steps to get a slightly better view.

    The timed entry tickets for the park allow you to enter up to 30 minutes after the time on your ticket. The park is not far from the Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, but it's all uphill from there, so we took a short cab ride after our visit to the basilica - there were plenty of cabs waiting. After our visit to the park, we were exhausted (and sweaty); there were plenty of cabs near the exit gates for an easy ride back to the hotel (we also nabbed the nicest cab driver in the city - I actually remember our nice conversation with him).

    Website: http://www.parkguell.cat

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    PARC GUELL

    by hevbell Updated Jul 5, 2016

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    Probably the sight most associated with Parc Guell are these wavy benches, which form the edge of the upper terrace of the Sala Hipostila. Its really one long continuous bench and the detail is incredible considering each one is different and made up of mosaic patterns! Below it 86 columns support the roof which is decorated with various round mosaic decorated discs, the four largest representing the four seasons.

    This was originally intended to be the garden cities market place. Now various people hawk their goods - jewellery, keyrings and various souvenirs - to the throngs of tourists who visit the park

    Directions: Metro; line 3. Lesseps Station, then follow the street signs.

    Website: http://www.bcn.es/parcsijardins

    wavy seats detail on the seats Upper terrace of the Sala Hipostila Tip Tip

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    PARC GUELL

    by hevbell Updated Jul 5, 2016

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    Definitely one of my favourite places in the city was Parc Guell, yet another Gaudi masterpiece!! Its just so gorgeous and the amount of detail that has gone in to all the mosaic work on the buildings (including both of the gatehouses pictured) and features is incredible. Well worth seeing.

    Directions: Metro; line 3. Lesseps Station, then follow the street signs.

    Website: http://www.bcn.es/parcsijardins

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    PARC GUELL

    by hevbell Updated Jul 5, 2016

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    The first thing you see when you enter the park is the ceremonial staircase that leads up to the Sala Hipostila above.

    The stairway is dominated by two brightly coloured fountains in the middle. One is a salamander - which symbolises alchemy - with water dribbling from its mouth and above it is the serpents head [symbolic of the Greek god of healing]] staring out from a Catalan flag. Even the sides of the staircase are covered in mosiacs

    Directions: Metro; line 3. Lesseps Station, then follow the street signs.

    Website: http://www.bcn.es/parcsijardins

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    VIEWS FROM PARC GUELL

    by hevbell Updated Jul 5, 2016

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    Due to sitting so high up on the hill the park has some wonderful views over the city and right down to the sea, particularly from the upper terrace. Have a seat on the wavy benches and soak it up!

    As mentioned it does sit quite high up and if you are getting here by public tranport you will likely have to walk up the steep hill to it.

    Directions: Metro; line 3. Lesseps Station, then follow the street signs.

    Website: http://www.bcn.es/parcsijardins

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    Beautiful park but difficult to get in

    by travels12345 Written Jun 15, 2016

    This is famous and beautiful park but it's very difficult to get in because they has rules similar to some strict museums so you have to wait a lot of time before getting in if you got chance to get in. I heard they told to tourists come next day because in the evening the park was full. They said me I could enter to the park about 7.30pm and then another worker said 8pm. It was like waiting from 7pm to more and more waiting. There was strong chicken *** smell at one zone. The time changed from late to later. You can't just buy ticket and enter to the park because they won't let you have to wait. I don't know how is the system if pay ticket for group or something but if you just go to park and try buy the tickets you must wait before getting in. I didn't know about this system before. Didn't like that system but liked the buildings.

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    Beautiful architecture!

    by jpeter Written Feb 4, 2016

    Fantastic and whimsical place which reveals the genius of Gaudy as much as Sagrada Familia does. It is amazingly nice to walk leafy alleys (which sometimes are quite steep, so you need to do a bit of hiking) and enjoy the beautiful pieces of architecture you meet here and there. But the main part, which you need to pay money to access, is definitely worth its cost and sometime to spend there, to visit all the little houses and to take all the pictures. The architecture is amazing!

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    Park Güell

    by GracesTrips Updated Nov 6, 2015

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    This was quite a large park and very beautiful. You can walk through most of the park without entering it. Well, at least it seemed like we saw quite a bit of the park. I did try to buy tickets to enter the Monumental zone but the next available time slot was in two more hours. I was a bit disappointed because I did want to go in. So, we continued to walk in the areas we could.

    We saw a couple of guys who were playing music on unusual instruments. It was very good. I even bought one of their CD’s. I also saw a “street” performer who appeared to be sitting on air. We also stopped to have a drink and sit overlooking the massive raised open area.

    It was a beautiful, sunny day on our visit and we enjoyed what we did see. At the upper end of the park, you have some great views of the city. You can also see the Sagrada Familia.

    Entry price in 2015 is:
    Online 7,0 €
    Ticket Office 8,0€

    You can see more photos on my travelogue.

    Address: Carrer d'Olot 7, Vallcarca, Gràcia, 08024

    Directions: Metro; line 3. Lesseps Station, then follow the street signs.

    Phone: 93.317.39.740

    Website: http://www.parkguell.cat/en/park-gueell/

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    Park Guell.

    by Maurizioago Updated Sep 11, 2015

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    This park is a creation of Gaudì. It was built between 1900 an 1914 on the purpose to create a housing area, but this project was unsuccessful. In 1922 Parc Guell was opened to the public.

    Inside the park there is a house where Gaudì lived from 1906 to 1926. It was designed by Francesc Berenguer in 1904. The furniture of this house was designed by Gaudì himself.

    Address: Carrer D' Olot or Carretera del Carmel.

    Directions: Metro; line 3. Lesseps station, then follow the street signs.

    Park Guell has seven entrances. The main gate is in Carrer D' Olot.

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    Placa De La Natura - Parc Guell

    by Mikebb Updated Aug 29, 2015

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    This Placa is a great place to obtain a great view over much of Parc Guell. The view extends over the City to the ocean, with views extending Barcelonetta.

    If you are lucky you may obtain one of the Gaudi design seats located around the edge.An ideal place to relax.

    Address: Carrer d'Olot 7, Vallcarca, Gràcia, 08024

    Directions: Metro; line 3. Lesseps Station, then follow the street signs.

    Phone: 93-317-39-740

    Website: http://www.bcn.es/parcsijardins

    Placa De La Natura - view from below Notice - Parc Guell Placa De La Natura - Parc Guell Placa De La Natura - Parc Guell Placa De La Natura - Great Seats with View
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    Porter's Lodge - Parc Guell

    by Mikebb Updated Aug 28, 2015

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    At the Main entrance to Parc Guell , either side of the main gates are two magnificent buildings which were the Porter's lodge of the estate.

    Casa Del Guarda was built between 1901 and 1903 and is currently part of the Barcelona History Museum. It is located to the right of the main entrance.

    The building to the left now houses the shop/ bookshop.

    Not to be missed and very crowded inside especially on the staircase.

    Address: Carrer d'Olot 7, Vallcarca, Gràcia, 08024

    Directions: Metro; line 3. Lesseps Station, then follow the street signs.

    Phone: 93-317-39-740

    Website: http://www.bcn.es/parcsijardins

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    Parc Guell - Map & Admittance Times

    by Mikebb Updated Aug 24, 2015

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    Parc Guell is another Gaudi masterpiece which he designed for Spanish Industrialist Eusebi Guell who was a friend and patron of Guadi.

    The park is built on the concept of the "Garden City" during the period 1900 to 1914, however the city concept was a failure with only60 housing plots sold by 2014.

    During this period of development and construction Antoni Gaudi lived on site for 15 years in the building which is now the Tourist Shop.

    Address: Carrer d'Olot 7, Vallcarca, Gràcia, 08024

    Directions: Metro; line 3. Lesseps Station, then follow the street signs.

    Phone: 93-317-39-740

    Website: http://www.bcn.es/parcsijardins

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    Worth a visit if you've not visited before

    by CEP1863 Written Dec 28, 2014

    I was surprised to find that this once free tourist attraction now charges admission but if you are a fan of Gaudi then it is worth a visit. The architecture is fascinating and there are plenty of places to sit and enjoy the atmosphere.

    The Parc is really well maintained and if you really want to enjoy the place then I would strongly recommend taking some of the paths away from the main tourist attractions. The paths have plenty of places to stop and enjoy the view over the city so it is well worth allowing plenty of time when you visit.

    Open daily 08:30 - 18:15 (winter), 08:00 - 21:30 (summer)

    Admission €8,00 on the gate, €7.00 for pre-booked tickets

    Address: Carrer d'Olot 7, Vallcarca, Gràcia, 08024

    Directions: Metro; line 3. Lesseps Station, then follow the street signs.

    Phone: 93-317-39-740

    Website: http://www.bcn.es/parcsijardins

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    Unique Park Guell

    by Ronza Written Oct 22, 2014

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    It is not a park like you see every day! It is THE Park Guell, something you definitely don’t want to miss in case you visit Barcelona. Every part of it is special, each corner is spectacular… it is a must see.
    After I visited a small part of Gaudi’s creations, I will admit that I am totally enchanted by this brilliant architect.

    Address: Carrer d'Olot 7, Vallcarca, Gràcia, 08024

    Directions: Metro; line 3. Lesseps Station, then follow the street signs.

    Phone: 93-317-39-740

    Website: http://www.bcn.es/parcsijardins

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    HIGH ON THE HILL, SITS PARC GUELL

    by travelgourmet Updated Sep 7, 2014

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    The view of Parc Guell, Antoni Gaudi's fairytale landmark park, is one of wonder and delight as you climb the street from the city of Barcelona to the heights of Parc Guell. You spot the colorful tiles on the entrance buildings and know that you are in for a visual treat. The time and effort to build this architectural wonder had to be one of whimsy and love of ceramic tiles. The tiles are everywhere and the designs and figures composed and constructed by Gaudi must have been a true labor of love.

    The climb up the staircase is a seemingly forever climb but once at the top, the view of the city below is worth the effort.m

    You will be amazed and amused by the many tile patterns that Gaudi designed on the walls, floors, ceilings, statues, benches, fountains, and anything else that a tile could be cemented on. There are many areas of the park to enjoy Gaudi's work and the circular bench area at the top of the steps make not only a great place to rest but to view the city while admiring the intricate tile designs on the many benches.

    The grounds were once the private garden home for the Gaudi family and Gaudi lived in one of the two homes on the grounds from 1906 till 1926. Something for everyone to enjoy within the park , from a small child to the child in everyone.

    Address: Carrer d'Olot 7, Vallcarca, Gràcia, 08024

    Directions: Metro; line 3. Lesseps Station, then follow the street signs.

    Phone: 93-317-39-740

    Website: http://www.barcelona-tourist-guide.com/en/gaudi/park-guell.html

    ENTRANCE STONE PAVILION FOUNTAIN  AT TOP OF STAIRWAY CEILING TILE ART SECTION OF SERPENTINE BENCHES THE GREAT LIZARD FOUNTAIN AT THE FOOT OF STAIRWAY
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