Gaudi's patron, Eusebi Güell, planned a suburban "city." His property was high above Barcelona, northwest and some distance from the city. More than 60 housing plots were allocated although only two homes were built on the property. The project was radical for its time and, as a real estate project, was a failure. The Barcelona City Council bought the property in 1922 and in the following year converted it to a municipal park.
Gaudí avoided levelling the grounds so that the Parc Güell has a network of twisting roads which follow the contours of the land.
The lowest point is the entrance, from which a double staircase leads to the hypostyle chamber, the ceiling of which serves as the floor of the huge public square.
Outlying areas have imaginative viaducts and colonnades, which in their design evoke natural forms.
Parc Güell - Antoni GaudiAddress : Carrer D'Olot
Zip code : 08024
City : Barcelona -
Area : Gracia
Email : parkguellSPAMFILTER@bsmsa.cat
Website : Park Güell - Barcelona
Opening hours : Autumn-Winter from 25 October to 23 March - from 08:30 h to 18:00 h // Spring-Summer from 24 March to 19 October -from 08:00 h to 21:30 h
Prices : Children from 0 to 6 years :0€ // General: 8€ // Children from 7 to 12 years : 5.6€ // Over 65 years: 5.6€
Phone : 902 200 302 // +34 934 091 831
Metro/Bus : Metro: L3 Lesseps / Bus: 24 - 31 - 32 - 74 - 92