d'Olot, s/n. Carretera del Carmel
(5 on 5)
condition: The park has an enormous surface and the condition is
not the same in all it, both in general terms the condition could be
qualified as acceptable or
to go to: Buses: 24, 25
Metro: L3 (Lesseps)
to February from 10 to 18
h., March and October from 10 to 19 h., April
and September from 10 to 20
h., May to August from 10 to 21 h.
Timings, prices and other information can vary,
please verify it previously.
It is possible to buy in the bookshop of the
Park - Llibreria
LAIE - a guide on the Park Güell and also some other books and
gifts on it and Gaudí the Modernisme (Catalan Art Nouveau)
The Park is accessible for wheelchairs, but duly to the important
drops and the big size of the park, some areas are difficult to be
visited for handicapped people. Nevertheless, the essential
areas must be visited.
Phone: (34) 93 413 24
Ruta del Modernisme
Designed by Antoni Gaudí i Cornet and built from 1900 to 1914.
The assignment of this project was made by the count of Güell as an aristocratic
city-garden with single-family residences.
The project finally wasn't a success and consequently it became a municipality property
and since 1923 being transformed in a public park.
The main gateway show two administrative pavilions made in stone, Catalan
and covered of "trencadis" (surfaces covered with irregular ceramic pieces) who
is also profusely present in the park and also in other Gaudí works and Art Nouveau architecture. Both roofs of that
pavilions are crowned by original
domes remembering mushrooms, the left building show a stylized tower with the
typical four branches cross.
Entering into the park, it is a stairway divided by different figures before to arrive to a
colonnade hall with 86 massive columns sustaining the big square. It is interesting to
look at the colored plafonds (designed by
Josep Maria Jujol)
on the roof.
The big square is a nice balcony overlooking Barcelona and the sea. The square is delimited
by an undulated bench covered itself with "trencadis". This large square is used
as a place for cultural and popular meetings.
The park is developed around this central square.
A large network of serpentine paths with extraordinary architectural solutions is the
perfect solution to walk quietly to enjoy nature and look at this Gaudí