Park Guell is extremely popular and receives upwards of four million tourists every year.
This attraction in Barcelona is second only to Sagrada Familia, which welcomes 5 Million tourists annually.
Park Guell is situated off Carrer d’Olot in Barcelona.
Park Guell is made up of two parts – the Monumental Core, which requires the purchase of a ticket, and the unrestricted area which requires no ticket.
Monumental Core makes up 5% of this Park and contains most of Antoni Gaudi’s work.
Check out the Park Guell map below to get a sense of the park.
Park Guell Map
Park Guell is located on Carmel Hill in Barcelona. This is why it is best explored on foot and with an ample amount of time to spare.
It is because of this exploratory nature of this Park that tourists search for Park Guell maps of recommended walking routes.
After all, nobody wants to miss out on an attraction within Park Guell. Or keep walking around in circles.
While there are Park Guell guided tours (where the tour guide takes you around the Park), we don’t recommend that. These guided tours are just too costly and are time-bound – they last only 60 minutes.
But don’t worry.
If you are looking for Park Guell maps or recommended walking routes, you have two options which we have listed below.
Important: Be aware that exploring Park Guell involves a lot of climbing up and climbing down. No Park Guell map can help you if you have limited mobility. For tourists with limited mobility, we suggest you contact the Park authorities at the entrance and get the Park Guell route map customized for tourists with limited mobility.
Maps of recommended routes at Park Guell
Park Guell has three entrances. The main entrance is at Carrer de Larrard, the second one at Carretera del Carmel, nº 23, and the third entrance is on Passatge de Sant Josep de la Muntanya.
Whichever entrance you get in from, your objective should be to not miss any of the highlights within Park Guell Monumental Zone.
The highlights of this beautiful park are the serpentine benches and nature square from where you can see the city of Barcelona, the porter’s lodge pavilions near the main entrance, the colorful salamander, the dragon stairway, the hypostyle room, the laundry room portico and Gaudi House Museum.
To ensure you don’t miss out on any of the architectural marvels of Park Guell, you have two options –
Option 1: Print a Park Guell route map
We have provided below three recommended routes for exploring Park Guell.
The route you must walk inside Park Guell will depend on the entrance you took.
Identify the appropriate route map, take a print out and take it along when you visit Park Guell.
To help you understand the Park Guell maps better, here is the key:
A: Entrance and Porter’s lodge
B: Casa del Guarda (the Guard’s house)
C: The Dragon Stairway
D: Hypostyle room, the outside
E: Hypostyle room, the interior
F: Austria gardens
G: Nature square or Greek Theatre
H: Portico of the washerwoman
I: Ramp and Casa Larrard
From Carrer d’Olot
From Placa de la Natura
From Passatge de Sant Josep de la Muntanya
Option 2: Navigate using Park Guell’s mobile app
The app provides all information on Park Guell in the form of photographs, interactive maps, and audio to supplement the route.
The app also recommends the best routes for you to follow. Just download the app, open it and let it guide you.
With audio available in seven different languages, this mobile app doubles up as an audio guide as well.
So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and book your Park Guell ticket online and get it in your inbox in ten minutes. You also save up to 1 Euro per ticket because you don’t pay ticket window surcharge.
Still want a tour guide to take you around? Check out this 90-minute Guided tour offered by Julia Travels
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