Park Guell Metro – Line 3, Vallcarca Metro, Park Guell escalator

Park Guell Metro

Antonio Gaudi built Park Guell from 1900 to 1914, on a hill called El Carmel in the Gràcia district of Barcelona.

Park Güell is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site called ‘Works of Antoni Gaudí.’ His other works which are part of this list are Sagrada Familia, Casa Batllo, and La Pedrera.

Park Guell is off Carrer d’Olot in Barcelona and attracts more than 10 million tourists annually.

Since Park Guell is situated outside the city of Barcelona, these tourists take either a bus or a Metro to reach the attraction.

In this article, we tell you everything about Park Guell Metro –

Barcelona Metro’s schedule

Since Barcelona subway lines run 7 days a week you can use the Metro to reach Park Guell any day of the week.

From Monday to Thursday and Sundays the Metro runs from 5 am until midnight. On Fridays, they start at 5 am and run until 2 am.

On Saturdays, the Barcelona Metro keep running till the next day.

In short, Barcelona Metro is a reliable means of transport even if you decide to have a few beers after exploring Park Guell.

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Barcelona Metro tickets

A single ticket to Park Guell on Barcelona Metro will cost you Euros 2.20.

The same ticket can also be used on a bus, to travel to Park Guell. Barcelona Metro ticket prices

If you are a family of five or more (or a group of five or more) we recommend you buy the T-10 ticket. This will work out cheaper.

What Metro Line to take for Park Guell?

You need to take Barcelona Metro Line 3 to reach Park Guell. Line 3 is also known as the Green Line.

Line 3 has 26 stops – starting from Zona Universitaria Metro station to Trinitat Nova.

Barcelona Metro Line 3 runs through numerous parks of the city – Guell Park, Place Catalunya, Spain Square, and the Royal Palace Park.

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Vallcarca Metro Station

Vallcarca Metro is the 18 stop on Line 3 and is in the Vallcarca i els Penitents neighborhood of Garcia district.

If your destination is Park Guell, this is the station where you should get down.

This station is also referred to as Park Guell Metro stop.

Some tourists also get off at Lesseps Metro stop, but we recommend Vallcarca stop for our readers.

One huge advantage of getting down at Vallcarca Metro Station is that your Park Guell trip becomes less tiring. To understand how, continue reading.

On Line 3, Vallcarca Metro is the only station which is not suitable for people with limited mobility.

That’s why if you have an individual with limited mobility in your group, we suggest traveling to Park Guell by bus.

Vallcarca Metro to Park Guell

Once you get down at the Vallcarca stop, Park Guell is 20-minutes’ walk away.

We recommend taking the escalator on Baixada de la Glòria, and then going to the entrance on Passatge de Sant Josep de la Muntanya.

If you are not sure where to go, don’t worry – there are enough signboards on the way.

If you are still not sure, join the other tourists who got down at Vallcarca Metro stop – they are all heading towards Park Guell.

Park Guell escalator

Park Guell escalator
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The twenty-minute walk from Vallcarca Metro to Park Guell is quite steep.

After all Park Guell is approximately 200 meters from sea level.

But don’t worry for there are Park Guell escalators installed along the way, which make the journey easy.

Besides, this effort of yours pays off once you reach Gaudi’s masterpiece.

Since you will be entering Park Guell at its highest point (it is around 200 meters above sea level), your exploration within the Park will all be downhill.

This is the advantage of getting down at Vallcarca Metro stop – you start touring Park Guell at the top and walk down instead of walking up.

Returning from Park Guell

Since you entered Park Guell at its highest point and walked down exploring, you must exit through the ‘entrance’ of the Park.

Once you exit, do NOT start walking towards Vallcarca Metro because that will be uphill.

Instead, start walking downhill towards the Lesseps Metro station. This is the station most tourists visiting Park Guell use to get back to the city of Barcelona.

At the end of your 20 minutes’ walk, you will reach Lesseps Metro station from where a 2.20 Euro ticket will take you anywhere in Barcelona.

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If you book this ticket online, you save up to 1 Euro per ticket because you don’t pay ticket window surcharge. Since you don’t wait in ticket counter lines, you save time too!

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5. Park Guell guided tour

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