Gaudí – The Park Güell Tour

Plaça de Catalunya, 19, 08002 Barcelona, España
From/per person
37.00
  • Guided visits
  • Museums and Monuments
  • Walking Tours
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Tickets included
  • Transport included


Description

This tour is dedicated to visit the only park designed by Gaudí in Barcelona, the Park Güell, unfinished project of a garden suburb by Antoni Gaudí financed by Eusebi Güell.The park brings together all the characteristic features of modernism and the architect’s own particular vision (sinuous and organic shapes, integration with nature, broken tile mosaics). Opened to the public in 1922 was declared World’s Heritage by Unesco in 1984.

The Park Güell is a demonstration of how far ahead of his time Gaudí was. The now familiar mixture of highly advanced technical engineering and fantasy decoration is epitomized by the famous mosaic dragon or salamander, which is also an overflow for the underground water cistern, and the curved mosaic bench around the square which is at once a seat, a balcony and a wonderful piece of art. The park was listed as World Heritage by UNESCO in 1984.It was supposed to be a residential suburb, which was financed by Eusebi Güell and meticulously planned by Gaudí with intertwining roads and footpaths, water catchment, market place and square, gardens and lodges. Only two houses were sold and eventually the Güell family sold it for a symbolic amount to the city as a park and allowing us all to benefit from this beautiful, world heritage site.

More information

  • Walk straight in to the Park Güell with no queues, and less crowds because it’s in the afternoon
  • Easiest way to get there, with a comfortable coach, from plaça Catalunya in the City Centre
  • This tour involves some walking. Consider there are many steps to get around in the park
  • Free cancellation up to 24 hours or more before the starting time
  • There is no reimbursement if it is less than 24 hours, but you can change the date the day before the tour

Schedule

Meeting point

The tour will start on time. Please arrive 15 minutes before departure time. You will recognize us for our orange umbrellas at plaça Catalunya 19, in front of Hotel Olivia Plaza and Deutsche Bank

Availability

At 8.30 PM Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Duration

Around 2 hours 30 minutes


Inclusions

  • Entrance tickets and skip the line in Park Güell
  • Roomy and air conditioned bus with big windows
  • Friendly and professional licensed guide