If you are in Barcelona on a holiday, Park Guell must be on your itinerary. If it isn’t please add it, and give it at least half a day.
Park Guell gets upwards of 4 million visitors every year and they all can’t be wrong. Some of the other Antoni Gaudi masterpieces you should try while in Barcelona are Casa Batllo, La Pedrera, and Sagrada Familia.
As with other Gaudi masterpieces, when it comes to exploring Park Guell, you have two approaches. Explore it yourself (self guided) or do it with the help of a specialized guide (that is, opt for a guided tour).
We take you through the three types of guided tours in Park Guell and how much they cost.
Self guided tour of Park Guell
If you are a regular traveler, we suggest you opt for the self-guided tour of Park Guell. That is, explore Park Guell by yourself. All you have to do is buy your Park Guell tickets online and be at the entrance of the Park at the time mentioned on your ticket.
95% of Park Guell can be accessed for free. The entry ticket is for the rest 5% which is also known as the Park Guell Monumental Zone, and is where all of Gaudi’s work is concentrated.
Park Guell’s Monumental Zone has three entrances, and you can choose to enter from any of them. The best route to be followed depends on the entrance you choose.
If you choose not to take a guided tour of Park Guell, you can follow one of the recommended walking routes in Park Guell and combine it with the Park Guell app for a nice experience.
Do you want to explore this Barcelona attraction by yourself? If yes, click on the link below to buy Park Guell tickets online and get them in your email.
Buy Park Guell tickets online
When you buy online tickets you save up to 1 Euro per ticket.
Guided tours of Park Guell
Some tourists opt for the guided tours of Park Guell. This is because Antoni Gaudí’s park has such rich history that they feel an expert guide will provide them a better experience.
They are right. The rich symbolism of Catalonia’s art movement called modernisme, which is on full display in Park Guell can be better explained by an art expert. Besides these guides can share interesting stories about Antoni Gaudi, the chief architect and his team during the guided tour.
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On these Park Guell guided tours, one also gets to know the secrets of Gaudí’s architecture. What and how Gaudi achieved harmony with nature and sustainability, even as he went about building one of the best parks in the World.
Having walked the Park Guell routes a thousand times, these tour guides also know which is the best route to take, and the vantage points for best photographs.
There are two types of guided tours you can book – the General Guided Tour & the Private Guided Tour.
General Guided Tour of Park Guell
If you book the general guided tour, you will be part of a 25-member group (or less, depending on the season). This Park Guell guided tour lasts approximately 50-60 minutes.
To cater to the inflow of tourists from various countries, the guided tour is provided in four different languages – English, French, Catalan and Spanish.
Schedule of General Guided Tours
Tours in different languages are scheduled at specific slots.
Spanish: 12 noon, 3.30 pm
English: 10 am, 2.30 pm
French: 11 am
Weekends & holidays
Catalan: 12.30 pm
Spanish: 11.30 am, 3.30 pm
English: 10 am, 11 am, 12 noon, 2.30 pm
French: 10.30 am
Cost of General Guided Tour tickets
Children from 0 to 6 do not need to pay for the General Guided Tour of park Guell, but they need to get a ticket from the ticketing counter (at zero cost) to gain entry to the Monumental Core.
Children from age 0 to 6: Free
Children from age 7 to 12: 12.25 Euros
People with disabilities: 7 Euros
Companion of disabled person: 12.25 Euros
People over 65 years: 12.25 Euros
People from age 13 to 65: 14.50 Euros
Holders of Targeta Rosa cards: 7 Euros
Note: If you are entitled to a discount or free admission, be ready to prove it.
After buying the tickets, land up at Carretera del Carmel 23 (just after entering Park Guell). Keep an eye out for this sign, for it is used to identify the meeting point.
Private Guided Tour of Park Guell
If you don’t want to be part of a large group but want a guided tour, you can opt for park Guell’s private Guided Tour.
The private guided tour needs a minimum of two tourists and a maximum of five. Like the General Guided Tour, the private tour also lasts for approximately 50-60 minutes.
The Private Guided tour is provided in four different languages – English, French, Catalan and Spanish.
You can book your private guided tour up to 48 hours in advance.
On weekdays these tours are available at 9 am, 1.30 pm, and 4.30 pm. On weekends and official holidays, the Park Guell private guided tours are scheduled for 1 pm, 1.30 pm, 4.30 pm. You must choose your preferred slot while booking your tickets.
Cost of Private Guided Tour tickets
Children from age 0 to 6: Free
Children from age 7 to 12: 41.25 Euros
People with disabilities: 36 Euros
Companion of disabled person: 41.25 Euros
People over 65 years: 41.25 Euros
People from age 13 to 65: 43.50 Euros
Holders of Targeta Rosa cards: 36 Euros
After buying the tickets, land up at Avinguda del Santuari de Sant Josep de la Muntanya (just after entering the park). Keep an eye out for this sign, for it is used to identify the meeting point.
Found the guided tour tickets to be too costly? No problem.
Buy normal Park Guell tickets for just 7.50 Euros
If you book this ticket online, you save up to 1 Euro per ticket because you don’t pay ticket window surcharge. Because you don’t wait in ticket counter lines, you save time too!
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