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  • Location:Barcelona, Spain
  • Duration:90 minutes (approx.)

Skip the Line Guided Walking Tour: Gaudi's Park Guell in Barcelona

Take a 90-minute guided tour of Park Güell, designed by renowned architect Antoni Gaudí and arguably Barcelona's most beautiful public space. Follow your guide on an in-depth exploration of this magnificent site, checking out some of its most picturesque sights and learning fascinating facts about its eccentric designer, Gaudí. Along the way you're sure to enjoy the park's intricate tile work, colorful architecture and stunning city views afforded by its hilltop location. Your Park Güell tour also includes entrance fees at the site.

Highlights

  • A guided walking tour of the extraordinary Parc Güell
  • Discover Gaudi's unique architecture and style
  • Admire Parc Güell's bizarre shapes and colors
  • Enjoy a breathtaking view of Barcelona
  • Professional and informative local guide

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Skip the Line Guided Walking Tour: Gaudi's Park Guell in Barcelona

Gaudi's Park Guell Guided Walking Tour

Take an in-depth exploration of the colorful Park Güell, one of Barcelona's most famous landmarks, during this 90-minute tour with a local guide. This architectural marvel, designed by renowned Catalonian builder Antoni Gaudí, is a must-see for any Barcelona visitor or design-lover.

Make your own way to the entrance of Park Güell, meeting your guide at 10am to start your exploration. Check with your tour operator at the time of booking to confirm the exact location and time of your meeting. Then follow your guide inside this fascinating public space to begin your visit. This one-of-a-kind architectural gem was built by the famed Antoni Gaudí in the early 1900s, based on a commission from Count Güell, a Barcelona local who hoped to create a residential estate for local families. After plans for the on-site housing were scrapped, the space was transformed into public park for use by Barcelona residents.

Enter the park via the site's main staircase, which is dominated by a rainbow-colored lizard adorned with an intricate mosaic of tiles. This detailed style of tile work is known as trencadís, and is considered one of the characteristic design techniques of Barcelona. As you continue further inside the park, stop at its main square, which is flanked by the wavy profile of the snake-like trencadís-covered bench.

Step below the square, where you'll encounter the park's lower court. This intricately-designed area is supported by a phalanx of 86 Doric columns, along with walking paths and viaducts set on sloping columns. Many have remarked on the symbiotic relationship between Gaudí's designs and the natural world, a relationship which is evident in the tree-like design of the lower court's column's.

Finish your visit to this amazing park at the small on-site house, which Gaudí once-occupied for a short stay. The house has been transformed into a museum, including a variety of furniture created by this genius craftsman.

Customer Reviews

Martin L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Learnt about different aspects of Gaudi at a different location

Gang Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Our tour guide is very knowledgable and humorous. Wonderful experience overall.

Johanna V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

You can read my blog on this trip and view the photos

Don W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great guide. Lots of information given in pleasant manner. Very caring person but at same time in charge of tour.

John C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This was a lovely day, we had a very good guide and the weather made the day lovely. When the tour was finished we had a snack and walked in the gardens for a while

Marina Spain

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great experience! The guide was very informative. Have learnt so much during the tour! Highly recommended!

Scott F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Very good tour, hosts were very helpful when we were late and forgot our printed vouchers

Terry

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Beautiful architecture and a nice view. Thanks to our guide Carlos, made the tour fun and interesting. There are a lot of flights of stairs so if u can't walk the stair it might be hard for u. We took the bus from Pl. Catalunya bus 24. Purchase a T10 ticket, go downstairs where u catch the Metro, there r ticket machines down there buy one ticket good for a group of people. Catching the bus at Pl. Catalunya, at the upper right side when back is toward Hard Rock, caticorner from the Apple Store or the side where Areobus stops but across the street. Get on the bus at the front, put ticket into machine the many times that is in ur group i.e. Two for two people. Usually a 30 min ride with several stops, the bus will drop u off at the park. This is the wrong side to enter, so ask the ticket agent for the main entrance, or walk into park make a left down several set of steps, walk out of park onto the street towards two buildings that look like Hansel and Gretal buildings. Across the street is a small souvenir shop and on the window has a small sign, that's the meeting place for Julia's tours. It was easy and great way to save money.

Paula K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Loved this Park! It is truly another one of Gaudi's masterpieces. We booked this tour last minute prior to leaving for Barcelona and we are so glad that we didn't miss this Park. It's a must see!

Sandra N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

good tour guide. Enjoyed the tour immensely!

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