Built in the early 19th century, Park Güell is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Barcelona. Parked in the outskirts of the city on Carmel Hill, this masterpiece is designed by Spain’s most popular architects - Antoni Gaudí. The initial plan was to use the barren land and build a luxurious housing estate that included 60 villas. However, the project didn’t get a positive response, after which it was converted into an artistic and playful urban park. Expect grand entrances, blast of colours, lots of mosaic art, magnificent stairway, artistic sculptures, Modernist buildings and more. The park is divided into two parts: the forest and the monument's area (the latter is where you’ll spot most of Güell’s artwork). Since there are tons of things you can do inside, it is best to keep a map handy so you don’t get overwhelmed.
You can view an interactive version of the map here. This will help you see the main attractions and the route to get to each one of them. All you have to do is click on the corresponding icon
How to Use the Park Guell Interactive Map
The map is very easy to use:
The huge colourful and fierce looking dragon, formally called ‘El Drac’ is located near the entrance and considered to be one of the most photographed features of the park.
The Hypostyle Room, originally designed to be the market of the estate, this area consists of 86 tall columns. The ceiling showcases white Trecandís (mosaic) and four ceiling lamps, each representing the seasons of the year.
The Park is interconnected with three viaducts designed by Gaudi - each five meter wide. They are named Pont de Baix, the Pont del Mig and the Pont de Dalt.
Formerly a plant nursery the area is called Garden of Austria because in 1977, Park Guell received a donation of trees from Austria.
Nature Square or the terrace area is where you need to head to capture an amazing view of Barcelona and a pretty sunset.
This walkway features slanting columns that were designed to mimic ocean waves. This route runs through a pine forest and is one of the best examples of organic architecture that Gaudi specialised in.
Park Güell is located in the Gràcia district of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. It is situated on Carmel Hill, which is part of the Collserola mountain range. The address of Park Güell is Carrer d'Olot, 13, 08024 Barcelona, Spain.
Park Güell maps are available for free at the park's entrance, as well as at many tourist information centers in Barcelona. Maps are also available online.
The cost of admission to Park Güell starts at €13.
Park Güell is located on Carmel Hill, in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. The best way to get to the park is by public transportation. The closest metro station is Vallcarca-Lesseps, which is on the L3 (green) line. From the metro station, it is a short walk to the park's entrance.
Park Güell is divided into just two zones: Monumental Zone and the Forest Zone.
Park Güell occupies 12 hectares, which include the monumental zone, forest and other areas.