In October 2013, Barcelona City Council implemented a new regulation policy that would conserve the cultural zone.
The policy had to fulfill two goals:
As per the policy, access to the Monumental Zone, which represents 7.9 percent of the total area of the park, was restricted. Purchasing a ticket would allow visitors access to 12 hectares of the park. The rest of the park can be accessed for free.
Purchase tickets online: It would be best to purchase tickets online. You can also purchase tickets from the venue, but there is a chance you might not get one for immediate visit.
Reach on time: Arrive on time and the tickets entitle visitors to enter Park Güell on the date and within the time allotted on the ticket.
30-minute entry: Tickets allow entry into the Park for 30 minutes after the time-slot reserved.
Entry for locals: Local residents and/or those who have an accreditation card will have to show it at the entrance check point and provide documentation proving ownership of the document.
Minors: Those under the age of 14 have to be accompanied by an adult.
Picnic rules: You can have picnics in the zones designated within Park Guell. Use the wastepaper baskets in order to help keep the Park clean.
Photography rules: Visitors are not allowed to take photographs for professional or commercial purposes.
Voice amplification devices: Use of megaphones, speakers or any voice-amplification devices is not allowed inside the premises.
The regulation policy was intended to reduce overcrowding, and make room for the conservation of heritage, and make managing green areas easier.
Residents in neighborhoods adjacent to Park Güell (La Salut, Vallcarca-Penitents, El Coll, Can Baró, El Baix Guinardó, and El Carmel) can access it with the card for the neighborhood. However tourists need to purchase tickets in advance to access the area.
Park Guell is open every day from 8:00 AM to 8:30 PM.
Yes, a fee is required to enter the Monumental Zone, which includes the famous Gaudi structures. Online booking is recommended.
No, outside food and drinks are not allowed inside the park. There are on-site cafeterias and food vendors available.
Pets are not allowed in the park, with the exception of service animals.
Yes, visitors are allowed to take photos for personal use only. Professional photography requires a permit.
Smoking is prohibited in all areas of Park Guell, including outdoor spaces.