Park Güell

Park Güell with its famous, colorful mosaics is one of architect Antoni Gaudí’s highlights in Barcelona. The park was commissioned by the wealthy entrepreneur Eusebi Güell. Over a hundred years later, it is one of Barcelona’s biggest tourist attractions. Important: If you want to visit Park Güell, you must buy tickets in advance, otherwise you won’t get in.

Park GüellTickets, opening hours & public transportation
AddressCarrer d’Olot 5, 08024 Barcelona
Public transportation / subwayMetro: Lesseps (L3), Vallcarca (L3) en Alfons X (L4)
Bus: 24, 92, 116, V19, Hop-on Hop-off bus
Opening hoursJanuary to March 25: 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (in March until 7 p.m.) March 26 to April: 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
May 1 to August 27: 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
August 28 to October 28: 8:00-20:30 a.m.
October 29 to December: 8:30am-6:30pm


Park Güell is the perfect introduction to Gaudí and his heritage in Barcelona. In no work is Gaudí’s connection to nature so evident.

Personally, I think Park Güell is a real must-see during your city break to Barcelona, especially if it’s your first time. Besides the architectural gems hidden throughout the park and the fragrant trees and plants, you also have a magnificent view of the city from here. In short, a highlight of Barcelona.

Park Güell tickets and tours

Are you in Barcelona with a group and want to visit Park Güell? you can get a discount if your group is larger than 9 people.

Be smart and skip the line!

To visit Park Güell, you need a ticket. I definitely recommend booking in advance, as this highlight is very popular and often sold out. You can get tickets for this museum section on the spot, but only when it is quiet, because otherwise you can usually only get tickets for later times or even other days. Besides, you’ll be on the road for a while, so a waste of your time if you can’t get in afterwards. Also keep in mind that there can be long lines at the box office, so I really recommend ordering tickets online.

Below I have listed all the different types of tickets for you:

1. Entrance: basic
Tickets are easy to order in Dutch and via iDeal or Bancontact. Adults pay €13.50 per person including booking fee, children up to 6 years old can enter for free and children between 7 and 13 years old and those over 65 pay €9.33.

2. Combination ticket: Park Güell + Sagrada Família
Many people also visit the Sagrada Família, obviously the highlight of Barcelona. This combination ticket, the Gaudí bundle (only bookable online), entitles you to entrance to Park Güell and the Sagrada Família. Included in the price is an audio guide for both attractions. Price: €59.00.

3. Combination ticket: Park Güell + Hop-on Hop-off bus
If you plan to use the Hop-on Hop-off bus then this combination ticket is an advantageous choice. It gives you access to Park Güell and the Hop-on Hop-off bus. The cost for this ticket is normally €44.50 but through the link below you get a 6% discount and pay €41.83.

3. Combination ticket: Park Güell + Sagrada Família + Hop-on Hop-off bus
With this combination ticket, the Barcelona City Pass, you can go inside Park Güell, the Sagrada Família and use the Hop-on Hop-off bus. The ticket costs €86.50.

4. Combination ticket: Park Güell + Sagrada Família + free public transport
Want to visit Park Güell and the Sagrada Família and get unlimited use of public transport? Then buy this super handy combination ticket: the BCN Essentials Pass.

5. Combination ticket: Park Güell + Sagrada Família + free public transport + free entrance to more than 20 museums
This combination ticket, the Barcelona Card combined with the Gaudí Bundle, is super convenient if you plan to visit Park Güell, the Sagrada Família and museums and you want to travel by public transport. You get access to the Sagrada Família and Park Güell, you can take all public transport for free (excluding the Hop-on Hop-off bus) and you get free access to more than 20 museums such as the Picasso museum and MACBA. I have listed all the benefits for you here.

Guided tour of Park Güell
You can also choose to visit Park Güell with a guide. During such a tour you will learn even more about Gaudí’s architecture, history and ideas. If you book this Park Güell Tour the entrance fee is included.

Guided tour with English speaking guide
Through Barcelona Turisme, the local tourism agency, you can very easily make a reservation to join a group tour of Park Güell. The cost is €27 per adult. The tours are given in English (and Spanish).

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When to visit Park Güell?

The best time or day to visit Park Güell depends on your plans and available times and dates, as some time slots are sold out long in advance, especially in high season.

At mid-day it can be very hot and sunny, especially in summer. It is also when it is busiest. Early in the morning or just at the end of the day is quieter and you can see all the beauty better. The light is also more beautiful at the end of the day to shoot the perfect pictures. To take pictures of the view of the city, it’s nice if you don’t have backlight. This is the case in the late afternoon when the sun disappears behind the mountains. Of course, the exact time also depends on the time of year. In summer, the park is also open longer than in winter.

How long does a visit to Park Güell take?
I recommend you count on at least 1 to 1.5 hours. Some walk around the park for much longer. You will be walking a lot, so make sure you have shoes that are comfortable.

Also keep in mind that it will take you a while to get there, as the park is a long way outside the center. Check below for all the information on how to get there.

Practical information


Adults: online €13.50 (excluding booking fee of €3.50), at the box office €10.00 (but beware, you often stand in line for a long time and it is not certain that tickets are still available!).
Children up to 6 years old: free (you have to order a ticket)
Children up to 12 years old: €9,33, at the box office €7
Over-65s: €9.33, at the box office €7

Opening hours

You can enter between the times listed below. So the park does not close at the mentioned time, but at that time the last visitors are admitted. You then have one more hour to visit the park quietly.

January 1 to February 10: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
February 11 to March 25: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
March 26 to October 28: 9:30-19:30 p.m.
October 29 to December 31: 9:30-17:30 p.m.

Time slot

Park Güell works with fixed visiting times. This means that you need to decide in advance (when booking your tickets) what time you want to visit the park. Then make sure you are at the entrance on time as well. You can print your tickets or save them on your smartphone. Because of these time slots, it is not convenient to want to buy tickets at the ticket office at the park, because it happens regularly that there are no more tickets available and you stand there for nothing.

Visiting Park Güell for free

It is no longer possible to visit part of Park Güell for free. Residents of Barcelona, however, can enter for free, without a reservation. To do so, you either need a “carnet vecino/a,” which is only available to local residents, or you must be registered with Gaudir Més or you can use a your membership card from the local library.

How to get to Park Güell. The best routes in a row

Note: the address and location of Park Güell on the map, can be found at the bottom of this article!

Chances are that Park Güell is on the program during your city trip to Barcelona. But how do you get there? That is a frequently asked question. Because the park has several entrances and the nearest metro stop is quite a walk, we can imagine that you want to plan your route to the park in advance. Therefore: the ways to get to Park Güell.

1. By metro: Plaça Lesseps

Take the subway to Lesseps station (L3, green subway line) and walk through Plaça Lesseps and the busy Travessera de Dalt to Carrer Larrard. Here turn left and walk up until you see the main entrance to Park Güell on Carrer d’Olot. Please note that it is quite a climb and the walk takes about 20 minutes.

Another option – and the nicest, if you ask us – is to turn left from Plaça Lesseps not the Carrer Larrard, but one street earlier (Avinguda del Santuari de Sant Josep de la Muntanya). On your left is a beautiful cloister and a little further on you will come out to escalators that go up to the Carrer d’Olot. Please note that going down can only be done with the regular stairs!

2. By subway: Vallcarca

A good option, but with physical effort. Get off at metro stop Vallcarca (also metro line L3, but one stop past Lesseps, seen from Plaça Catalunya). Choose the Parc Guell exit and turn left at Baixada de la Glòria street. You can now go up partially by escalators, but also be prepared for a steep climb. You will end up at a side entrance to the park, where you immediately have a beautiful view of Barcelona. The advantage is that you don’t have to climb any more in the park itself.

3. By subway: El Coll La Teixonera

For example, you can catch the L5 subway line (blue line) from the Diagonal stop or – should you combine Park Güell and Sagrada Família – from the Sagrada Família stop. Get off at El Coll La Teixonera and then choose the Mare de Deu de Coll exit and then Beat Almato. In the Carrer Beat Almato, take the escalator up and turn right into the Carrer Sanruari. After the church, turn right into Carrer Ceuta and take the middle of the three streets. Walk up to the Cami de Can Mora and after about five minutes of walking, when the road goes up steeply, turn right. After about 200 meters you will come to a gateway to Park Güell.

By the way, the El Coll la Teixonera stop is the deepest metro stop in Barcelona. To get to the platform you have to take an elevator very deep underground.

4. By bus

From Plaça Universitat, Plaça Catalunya or the Passeig de Gràcia you can take line 24 (Paral-lel/Carmel) to the Carretera del Carmel. You will then come out at a side entrance to Park Güell.

5. By Hop-on Hop-off bus

Barcelona’s tourist bus, of course, also makes a stop at Park Güell. For this, choose the bus that runs the blue route. This line also passes by the Sagrada Família, so that is convenient if you would like to combine both highlights. Moreover, there are combination tickets of the Hop-on Hop-off bus and Park Güell for sale.

6. By cab

The easiest option. A cab can just drop you off in front of Park Güell’s main entrance. From the center, you’ll spend about 12 euros for a ride. Read all my info and tips about cabs in Barcelona here.

7. By Bicycle

Occasionally we get asked if biking is also possible, to Park Güell. It is, but only for those who have a very good condition or an electric bike (and even then it’s spicy). From the central Plaça Catalunya it’s about five kilometers, much of which must be climbed. So make sure you have a bike with enough gears! If you don’t mind having to pedal uphill, no problem!

8. By car

Park Güell is easily accessible by car and parking in the neighborhood is not difficult. On site, you can park your car in one of the nearby covered or uncovered parking lots and parking lots.

Parquinq Bus Parc Güel
Parking area
Carretera del Carmel 20

Parking Esperança I Guell
Covered parking lot
Carrer de Sant Cugat del Vallès 13

Parking Massens i Guell
Covered parking lot
Carrer de Massens 73

What can you see and do during your visit to Park Güell?

Park Güell is more than 17 hectares and, because it is built on a mountain, consists of different levels of elevation. The spectacular entrance, the mosaic bench, the Hall of the Hundred Columns: there is plenty to see and do.

You can walk beautifully, marvel at Gaudí’s work or nature and enjoy the amazing views of Barcelona.

Entrance to Park Güell

Around the park is a thick wall, which should have given residents a sense of security within their garden city. The wall thickens upward and receives a mosaic coating of brown/ochre yellow and white tiles. This is not only a very pretty sight, but also counteracts erosion and the smooth layer does not provide a grip for the hands of any intruders. Are you still surprised that Gaudí is called a genius? By the way, the wall was never completely finished.

Right at the main entrance to Park Güell with its beautiful iron gate (along Carrer d’Olot’) you will see two cute little houses in unmistakable Gaudí style. They seem to have come straight out of the Efteling or some other fairy tale forest with their exterior walls of whimsical stone and the richly decorated days and towers. In Gaudí’s plans, these pavilions were the reception desk and janitor’s house. Today, one of the structures houses the gift shop, where you can get souvenirs, and in the other house (also called pavilion) you can watch an audiovisual show about the history of Park Güell.

To enter here you must have a paid ticket in your possession. Once you are through the gate, you come out to an area with a large staircase, l’escalinata del drac (“the staircase of the dragon”). This part of the park is usually very crowded. Other parts are a lot quieter.

L’escalinata del drac with the famous lizard

On the colorful steps, you immediately see Gaudí’s famous lizard. No one really seems to figure out exactly what animal this “monster” is supposed to represent. Is it a huge salamander? An iguana? Or a lizard, snake head or dragon? In any case, along with the mosaic bench, this is the most popular photo opportunity in the entire park!

According to some experts, the creature is said to symbolize Python, the guardian of the subterranean waters from Greek mythology. Behind the reptile, Gaudí built a reservoir with a capacity of 12,000 liters of water, to store rainwater. The water collected here is used to irrigate the barren and water-poor site.

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A few meters behind the popular “Python,” you see another reptile: a snake’s head, again with symbolic significance: the red-and-yellow stripes behind the snake’s head are also reflected in the Catalan flag.

Hall of the 100 columns – Sala Hipóstila

At the top of the stairs, you arrive at the Sala Hipóstila or the Hall of 100 Columns (the latter name is not quite accurate, by the way, as it is “only” 86 columns). These Doric columns – measuring 6 and 1.20 meters in diameter – serve to support the platform above them, but are also designed to drain rainwater. Inside the columns are pipes, which ensure that rainwater from the terrain above, is drained into a reservoir, which was to supply the garden city with water. With his self-sufficient and sustainable outlook, Gaudí was well beyond his time.

According to Gaudí’s plans, this hall should have become the covered market of his garden city, but little came of it. Because of its wonderful acoustics, this room is gladly used by musicians to play their instruments here.

The colorful ceilings of the Sala Hipóstila are the work of architect Josep María Jujol, Gaudí’s most creative collaborator.

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Plaça de la Natura and the famous mosaic bench

Above the Sala Hipóstila is a large oval square, surrounded by a long winding bench that immediately serves as a balustrade, today a favorite with visitors because of the beautiful mosaics (called trencàdis). Gaudí had actually wanted to make this square an open-air theater from the esplanade, not for nothing he called it the “Greek theater” (Teatre Grec). The square measures 86 by 40 meters and is partly supported by the columns below. The bench was designed by Josep Maria Jujol and was also intended as a meeting place.

You won’t be the only one who wants to take some nice pictures here! The bench is remarkably comfortable. The story goes that Gaudí had a naked man sit on the still soft plaster to use the impression. You also have a great view of the city and the sea from this square and the bench. Moreover, you can clearly see the beautiful entrance with its fairy-tale houses.

Trees and plants and the garden Jardins d’Àustria

The land on which the now-green Park Güell was built was once barren and pitch-dry. Gaudí deliberately chose Mediterranean tree and plant species that would adapt well to the terrain: pines, eucalyptus, magnolia, palms, cypresses, almond trees, plums, mimosa, thyme, lavender, sage and rosemary. Result: it always smells delicious!

You will also find the beautiful Gardens of Austria (Jardins d’Àustria), so named because many trees were planted here from Austria, which Barcelona received as a donation in 1977. The garden was created after the park opened as a municipal park and a nursery came here.

Casa Larrard

One of the houses in Park Güell belonged to Eusebi Güell: Casa Larrard. This villa dates from the eighteenth century, but was completely renovated by Gaudí. Today this this house is the Park Güell Escola Baldiri Reixac and children attend school here.

El Pórtico the la Lavandera (Pòrtic the la Bugadera)

On the east side of the square of the Greek theater is an original iron gate with a path leading to the gardens of Casa Larrard. This “portico” or boardwalk path, one level above the house, is surrounded by a pine forest and is shaped like a large wave on sloping columns, with a double column for support. It is one of the best examples of the organic architecture Gaudí stood for. The sloping columns may not give the feeling of stability, but they are actually designed to provide solid support.

Reminiscent of a cave, this boardwalk was meant to protect from rain and sun. There are also a number of benches.

Fun to watch: a timelapse video of Park Güell

More Park Güell

Beyond the major highlights of Park Güell, you will also find beautiful paths, picnic areas a few beautiful houses and the point with the best views. The cave paths in particular are spectacular. These “viaducts” were meant to connect the different parts of the park and the houses that were to be built there. In the free section are the Viaducto de las Jardineras and the Viaducto del Algarrobo, among others. In designing these roads, Gaudí followed nature and the Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque art and building movements. In designing them, he took into account that vehicles (carriages at the time) had to be able to pass through them.

Casa Museu Gaudí – Gaudí’s house (the pink tower)

Casa Museu Gaudí was Gaudí’s official residence from 1906 to 1925, although he showed less and less of himself there as the years passed: he was totally absorbed by the construction of the Sagrada Família, where he also had a bed from 1925. It is one of two houses that were eventually completed in the garden city of Park Güell, recognizable by its donut pink exterior walls. The house is also called the “torre rosa” (pink tower).

The museum features numerous pieces of furniture designed by Gaudí, as well as other objects by his hand and his collaborators. Moreover, you will also come across household items and furniture used by Gaudí himself.

Note: You need a ticket from Park Güell to get to Gaudí’s house. You can easily buy the combination ticket here via iDeal or Bancontact and possibly cancel it for free. You can also buy a ticket to the house via the QR code indicated there (€5.50).

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Casa Trias

The second house that did get off the ground in Park Güell was Casa Trias, named after the lawyer Martin Trias i Domenech, in 1902 the first buyer of a plot in the garden city. This beautiful villa is not open to the public.

Turó the les Tres Creus

The highest point of Park Güell – and, according to many, the place with the best view of Barcelona – is the hill Turó de les Tres Creus. Here three crosses stand atop a pile of stones called the Golgotha. Two of them indicate the cardinal points (NSEW), and the other points to heaven.

On this spot, Gaudí had planned to build a chapel so that the inhabitants of the garden city would have a place to pray. However, the work uncovered the remains of prehistoric caves and then it was decided to create a memorial with the three crosses (tres creus) here.

History and architecture Park Güell

Architect Antoni Gaudí designed Park Güell between 1900 and 1904 at the behest of his patron, wealthy entrepreneur Eusebi Güell. Güell had bought a large plot of land just above the Gràcia neighborhood in 1895 and wanted to build a garden city there as a counterpoint to the increasing industrialization of the big cities. Parque Güell, Parc Güell or Park Güell is a prime example of Catalan modernism.

Güell had been inspired during his travels to England, where these types of garden cities existed. The Jardín de la Fontaine in the French city of Nîmes, where Güell spent his childhood, would also have been an inspiration for him. In 1878, he had been introduced to Gaudí’s work in Paris and the entrepreneur and architect, both living in Barcelona, had become friends.

As the site for his park, Güell bought the Montanya Pelada, “the Bald Mountain,” northwest of the city. The area was completely barren, there was no water and the rocky soil made the terrain not at all suitable for the construction of a park. But Gaudí wouldn’t be Gaudí if he had a solution and adapted the park to the natural environment instead of the other way around.

For paving and roads, the terrain was too steep. But instead of leveling it, Gaudí subordinated his architecture to the landscape. By building viaducts and excavating roads and corridors, he made the terrain passable. The resulting rubble then formed the building blocks for the rest of the park. The ceramic layers you see everywhere were created by a collage, the so-called trencadis: waste products of good ceramics companies such as misfires and shards.


The use of inferior and therefore less durable materials presented specific problems. Gaudí had to construct his structures from complexly constructed layers to make them resistant to weather, wind and time. The walls are built of a four-centimeter thick layer of brick and a layer of concrete reinforced with one-centimeter thick iron bars. Over that is a layer of roof tiles and finally an outer layer of cement topped with the mosaic of inlaid ceramic tiles. Only during renovation work carried out by the municipality after 1922 did this construction become visible.

Little fact: 
Originally, Park Güell was not built as a park, but as a garden city, following the English example. Like the Sagrada Família, Gaudí’s work was not finished: the garden city was not very popular. It was later decided to open the monument as a park. Today it is a kind of open-air museum. Since 1984, the monument has been on Unesco’s World Heritage List. For attentive readers, Park Güell is officially written in English, that is, with a “k,” but in this case the metro station writes “Parc Guell,” as it is in Catalan. In Spanish, the park would be called Parque Güell.

Garden City

The garden city would have sixty luxury homes with panoramic views of Barcelona. Each plot was 1,200 to 1,400 square meters, and no more than one-sixth of the land was to be built on, so that the rest could consist of nature. But Barcelonas thought the plots, which cost between 23,000 and 37,000 pesetas each, were too expensive. Moreover, many residents believed that the garden was too far from the city center. Little came of his dreamed garden city. In the end, only two houses were built, one of which was occupied by the architect himself. A third villa, owned by Eusebio Güell himself, was renovated by Gaudí.

Another possible reason, besides prices and location, for the project’s failure was the general strike of 1902. That was the beginning of a period of political instability, culminating in the “Tragic Week” in the summer of 1909, when the army and workers clashed in and around Barcelona. Another factor may have been the “Catalan cause” that both Gaudí and Güell championed, just at a time when the leading classes in Catalonia were seeking some rapprochement with the central government in Madrid.

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Only two plots were eventually sold. On one of them stands today the house where the architect lived between 1906 and 1925, along with his elderly father and his niece. (Gaudí had taken care of his niece after her mother, Gaudí’s sister, died and the girl’s father was unable to care for his daughter.)

On the other plot came Casa Trias, owned by lawyer Martí Trias i Domènech, a close friend of Güell and Gaudí. Güell went to live in the large villa Casa Larrard, which Gaudí remodeled for him between 1906 and 1922. Today this is a high school.

The planned open location for the Greek open-air theater (Teatre Grec) did come to pass. Today this is one of the showpieces of the park, because of its striking mosaic bench. From here you have a fantastic view of the city (time for a selfie!).

Open to the public

By 1906, it was actually clear that the project would not have the desired results. Nevertheless, work continued unabated. Only in 1914, at the outbreak of World War I, were they halted.

After the death of Eusebi Güell in 1918, his heirs decided to sell the park to the municipality of Barcelona with the intention of turning it into a public park. In 1926, the year Antoni Gaudí died, Park Güell was opened to the public. Like Gaudí’s other masterpieces, the park has been on Unesco’s World Heritage List since 1984.

Between 1987 and 1994, the park was restored by Elías Torres and José Antonio Martínez Lapeña in collaboration with Joan Bassegoda.

Fact: unlike Parc de la Ciutadella, for example, Park Güell is written with a “k” at the end. Mr. Güell deliberately chose the English spelling because his park was inspired by English examples.

Personal tips

  • Although the term “park” suggests otherwise, Park Güell is not a suitable place for a picnic on a large rug in the grass. In fact, you won’t find any grass there. Park Güell is truly a sight to behold, but with your picnic basket you are better off settling down in Parc de la Ciutadella.
  • Park Güell combines well with a visit to the Gràcia neighborhood or a visit to the Sagrada Família.
  • If you plan to bike to the park, make sure you have an electric bike or at least one with gears. It’s quite a tough uphill stretch.
  • There is a fantastic article on the Nomad & Villager website in which Anneke de Bundel takes a walking tour of Barcelona and also passes by Park Güell.

Near Park Güell: the Gaudí Experience

Not far from Park Güell is the Gaudí Experience attraction, an interactive 4D Gaudí experience. Very cool to see how they have depicted his life with 4D. Of course you will learn everything about Gaudí’s life, but it is also simply a spectacular and interactive 4D performance.

The Gaudí Experience includes a gift shop with nice souvenirs and an exhibition space, but the main attraction is of course the 4D cinema room. The Gaudí Experience is particularly recommended for children and groups of students.

Eating and drinking near Park Güell

Picnics are not allowed in the paid part of Park Güell, but this is allowed in the other part, but it is not highly recommended as there is no grass and very few tables with benches. You have to be a bit lucky and find a bench! There is a bar at the entrance near the shop.

We recommend having something to eat beforehand on the way to the park or afterwards, for example in the Gràcia district. A few insider tips:

  • Bar Restaurant Delicias: here you can eat classic Spanish and Catalan tapas and, if the weather is nice, you can sit on the terrace. (Carrer de Mühlberg 1, a short 10-minute walk to and from Park Güell, Vallcarca metro)
  • Cafè Camèlia: a cozy, vegetarian café at the top of the Gràcia district where you can have lunch or eat a piece of cake from your own oven. (Carrer de Verdi 79, metro Fontana)
  • Gastrobar FruFrú: are you in the Gaudí Park a little later in the afternoon and would you like a mojito with a snack afterwards? Then this Venezuelan bar is perfect for you, hidden in a street where no tourists come! (Carrer de Septimania 36, metro Lesseps)

Visit the Sagrada Família and Park Güell in one day

If you are in Barcelona for a few days, you naturally want to see as much as possible. La Sagrada Família and Park Güell by architect Antoni Gaudí are often high on the wish list, especially if you come to Barcelona for the first time. What’s the best way to plan that if you want to visit them both on the same day? My tips!

Tip: tickets for Park Güell and the Sagrada Família in one!
Do you want to visit Park Güell and the Sagrada Familia? Then book your tickets in advance with a discount. The Gaudí Bundle offers access to these two Gaudí highlights and you also get an audio guide at the Sagrada Familia.

How to get from the Sagrada Família and Park Güell?

There are several ways to get from one Gaudí highlight to another. On foot, by bike or by public transport. Useful to know: the height difference between Park Güell and the Sagrada Família is considerable. When cycling or walking, you must therefore take into account a significant climb or descent. Park Güell is located a lot further uphill than the Sagrada Família. Below are the most convenient routes.


If you have enough time between the two visits, you can also walk through the Gràcia district and have lunch or coffee there. I like to go to Sol Soler on Plaça del Sol at Sol Soler for tapas and go to La Nena for a cup of chocolate with lemon cake!

With the bus

Take line 92 towards Av.Tibidabo (stop Sant Antoni Maria Claret-Lepant, you can walk there in 10 minutes). Get off at Ctr del Carmel Parc Güell.

With the subway

Take the blue line L5 at the Sagrada Família stop towards Vall D’Hebron. Get off at the El Coll – La Teixonera stop. From there it is a fifteen minute walk, but the good news is that you reach the very top, so there is virtually no uphill anywhere. And beautiful viewpoints!

With the Hop-on Hop-off bus

With the Hop-on Hop-off bus you can easily travel from La Sagrada Família to Park Güell or vice versa on the blue line. The distance is 20-30 minutes.

With the cab

There are always plenty of taxis available on both sides of La Sagrada Família and they will take you to Park Güell in 10-20 minutes (depending on traffic).

Eating tips near the Sagrada Família

  • Buenas Migas: focaccias, salads, smoothies and homemade ice tea, pastries, super delicious coffee with fresh milk, extensive tea menu and organic yogurt with everything in it
  • La Paradeta: for real fish lovers! Count on around €25 per person for a table full of fish, crustaceans and shellfish. Closed on Mondays and between 4:00 PM and 8:00 PM.
  • Xurrería Sagrada Família: old-fashioned churros with chocolate sauce (they have a tiny terrace, so you have to be a bit lucky!)

Tip: If you have enough time between the Sagrada and Gaudí’s park, you can also visit Casa de les Punxes. This castle on the Avinguda Diagonal is beautiful and also recommended if you are with children! You can easily visit it if you plan to have a bite to eat in the Gràcia district.