About The Park Güell Walking Tour:
There is hardly a more awe inspiring public park on the face of the earth than Park Güell in Barcelona. Revel in the masterpieces of legendary architect Antoni Gaudi as you are guided through sun-drenched terraces and abundant greenery. An experienced guide will walk you round all the must-see features of the park and explain its history from inception as a housing estate to the modern municipal park we know today. This fusion of nature and Art Nouveau architecture is not to be missed.
- Nov 1, 2017 - March 31, 2019.
- English-speaking guide.
- 12 Olot Street entrance, beside the Souvenirs Shop.
- Once at the meeting point, look for the guide with the Julia Travel sign.
- 1 Hour 30 Minutes.
- Nov 1, 2017 - Mar 31, 2018: Fridays and Saturdays at 12:00 in English and Spanish only.
- Apr 1 - Oct 31, 2018: Daily at 10:00, 10:30, 11:00 and 16:30 (Except 10:00 on Saturdays).
- Apr 1 - Sept 16, 2018: Additional departure at 18:30.
- Nov 1, 2018 - Mar 31, 2019: Daily at 12:00.
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off.
- Transport to and from the departure point.
About Gaudi's Park Güell:
Park Güell is the famous Catalonian garden complex featuring architectural elements by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi; the greatest exponent of Catalan Modernism.
Antoni Gaudi's unique style means you won't find another park like this anywhere in the world! The architectural marvel was commissioned by Count Güell, who wanted him to design an elegant estate with family homes. Now it’s a public park and belongs to the city's heritage. When you go to Park Güell, enter by the large staircase dominated by the mosaic embossed dragon, a Catalonian style known as trencadís.
The park is arranged around a large central square bordered by a snaking, trencadís-covered bench. Below the square, the roof is supported by 86 Doric columns, like trees, with paths between them, and viaducts on sloping columns. Park Güell also has a small house in the park which Gaudi lived in at one stage. The house has now been converted into a museum and contains interesting furniture also designed by Gaudi.