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Park Guell Entrances

Is a single entrance enough to welcome the huge crowds attracted by Barcelona’s second most popular attraction, Park Guell?

The answer is an obvious NO, so Park Guell, which attracts over 10 million footfalls annually, has three entrances.

You will find two entrances at the attraction’s base and one at the top of the Park.

The main entrance is from Carrer d’Olot, while the other entrances are at Carretera del Carmel and Passatge de Sant Josep de la Muntanya.

This article will tell you everything you need to know about the three entrances of Park Guell before booking tickets for the attraction. 

Tour Cost
Park Güell Admission Ticket €13
Park Guell Guided Tour  €23
Sagrada Familia & Park Güell Tour €54

Main Entrance from Carrer d’Olot

The main entrance from Carrer d’Olot (Carrer means street) is the most beautiful entrance to the Park.

At this entrance, you will see an iron gate designed in the shape of palm leaves flanked by two structures resembling gingerbread houses.

Each house, whose roofs are covered with vibrant mosaic tiles, serves as a Museum and book shop, respectively.

This entrance leads you to the dragon stairway with the iconic mosaic salamander and Hypostyle Room at the top.

The Carrer d’Olot entrance is wheelchair accessible, and there is a priority access queue for disabled people. 

Wheelchairs are also available for loan free of charge.

Bus Line H6, D40, or 92 will take you near the Main Entrance of Park Guell.

We suggest you take this entrance unless you are traveling with a group in coaches.

Timings of the Main Entrance

The Main Entrance timings are from 8 am to 8.30 am. 

Parking near the Main Entrance

The nearest parking garage to the main entrance is at a distance of 450 m.

Many visitors are confused about whether to choose Park Guell or Palau Guell.

Entrance at Carretera del Carmel

You will find that the Park Guell entrance at Carretera del Carmel (Carretera means Highway) is at a higher elevation.

It leads you straight to the heart of the attraction, with direct access to the terrace, from which you can enjoy magnificent views of Barcelona.

This entrance is favored by those who are more interested in the views of the city and the Mediterranean Sea beyond it than in the attraction’s architecture.

If you arrive with groups in buses or coaches, you will take this entrance because of the coach park here.

Timings of entrance

The Carretera del Carmel Entrance timings are also from 8 am to 8.30 am. 

Parking near the entrance

The parking garage nearest to the Carretera del Carmel Entrance is at a distance of 180 m.

If you feel pangs of hunger hit during your visit, hop into any of the restaurants near Park Guell.

Passatge de Sant Josep de la Muntanya Entrance

The Passatge de Sant Josep de la Muntanya entrance (Passatge means Passage) is aimed at urban integration and focuses more on functionality than beauty. 

Accessible by outdoor escalators, it is convenient if you are arriving from the city or by Metro.

This entrance gives you direct access to the Park’s calmer parts and walkways.

It is mostly preferred by the locals who are more interested in solitude and a peaceful walk after a busy day.

Timings of the entrance

The Passatge de Sant Josep de la Muntanya Entrance timings are also from 8 am to 8.30 pm. 

Parking near the entrance

The nearest parking garage to Passatge de Sant Josep de la Muntanya Entrance of Park Guell is at a distance of 290 meters.

If you take your vehicle to visit Guell Park, just turn on Google Maps, get started, and enter via any of the above entrances you prefer.

There are enough parking garages around the attraction.

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Best time to appreciate Park Guell Entrances

Entrance of Park Guell.

Visit during or before the opening hours to admire the Park Guell Main Entrance in peace.

If opening hours are not convenient for you, arrive through less crowded entrances and visit the main entrance later during the day when fewer people are around. 

Barcelona’s off-season, from late autumn to early spring, will be the best time for you to explore the Main Entrance and Guard Museum at peace.

Did you know that Park Guell is a failed residential project that has become a historic tourist attraction? 
Delve deeper and learn more interesting facts about this famous attraction.

FAQs about Park Guell Entrances

Which of the three entrances to Park Guell is the most convenient one?

The Main Entrance to Park Guell is the most convenient, beautiful, and wheelchair accessible.

Which is the most crowded entrance of Park Guell?

The Main Entrance is the most crowded entrance of the attraction because of its accessibility features and proximity to the Monumental Zone.

To avoid these crowds and gain quicker entry, most people visiting this bustling tourist attraction buy tickets online in advance.

Can skip-the-line ticket holders use any of the three entrances?

Yes, skip-the-line ticket holders can use any of the three entrances and should opt for the priority access queue.

What is the average waiting time at the Park Guell Entrances?

The average waiting time at the Park Guell entrances ranges from 30 minutes to an hour without a reservation, depending on the crowd.

However, if you have booked your tickets online in advance, you generally enter the park within 10-15 minutes.

Which of the three entrances is most recommended for visitors with disabilities?

It’s advisable for tourists with disabilities to take the main entrance, where the facilities are most accessible​​ for them.

Which are the entrances that offer a quicker or more scenic route into the park?

The Carretera del Carmel entrance is known for its proximity to parking and is apt for those who wish to explore the park’s natural beauty. 

The Avinguda del Santuari de Sant Josep de la Muntanya entrance has an escalator, thus offering better accessibility.

Which entrance of Park Guell is nearest to the Gaudi House Museum?

The entrance from Passatge de Sant Josep de la Muntanya provides the easiest access to the Casa-Museu Gaudi.

Sources
# Parkguell.barcelona
# Thrillophilia.com
# Parkguell-tickets.com
# Ticketshop.barcelona

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