Park Güell

Park Güell, another reason why Barcelona is beautiful. The park commissioned by Eusebi Güell and designed by Antoni Gaudí, was originally to be an estate for rich families. In 1900, work commenced on the site, however, the project stalled after only 2 houses were built, the first plans called for 60. Work was abandoned in 1914.

Güell and Gaudí both lived at the location, Güell died at his house in 1918. After his death the property was sold to the city. It became a municipial park in 1926 and is now a large tourist attraction.

Gaudi's house in Park Güell, later became a public museum in 1963 and is open to the public.

You get some of the best views of the city from high up in Park Güell. You can see the Sagrada Familia from here, as well as all the way to the Vila Olimpica.

The upper sections of the park are free, the lower sections with access to the most interesting architecture costs € 8. € 7 if you purchase online. The tickets will give you an entry time to the Monumental Zone (lower section) .

Tickets sell out fast, so it is recommended that you get there early, or reserve your time online.

If you are adventurous enjoy your walk back to the city using google maps to guide you. It is much easier going down, then coming up. You will be back in the heart of the city in no time flat.
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