Park Guell
Gracia • Barcelona

From: Barcelona Travel Guide

See also: Sagrada FamiliaGuell PavilionsCasa Batllo

Park Guell
The UNESCO World Heritage Site was designed by architect Antoni Gaudi and commissioned by Guell between 1900 and 1914 and contains the Gaudi House Museum, Municipal Garden and several striking stone structures and colourful mosaic tiling.

Amongst some of the most popular sights within the park is the large stone sculpted Dragon which is covered in coloured tiles and can be found coming down the staircase from the main porch of the Hypostyle Hall which contains around 86 stone columns as well as ceiling mosaics.

The Gran Placa Circular is located above the Hypostyle Hall and was an area that was originally intended for markets and which offers superb views of the city, the market features a long curved bench that winds its away around the perimeter mimicking that of a snake and which is uniquely covered in coloured tiles.

Around the park there are also several winding paths some of which contain stone pillars and walls that curve over as well as buildings including the Gaudi Museum which is located in one of the two houses that were built within the park and where Gaudi himself lived, the museum houses a great deal of information relating to the architect.

Location Of Park Guell
The park is located in the Gracia district of the city, approximately 1.5 miles northwest of the Sagrada Familia.

Travel Guide
The Park can be reached by subway station Lesseps (Line 3) which is just over half a mile away or subway station Vallcarca (Line 3) which is less than half a mile away, alternatively one of the nearest bus stop is at Larrard-Olot (116).