Which Park Guell Entrance Should I Take?

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Once you’ve arrived at the park, picking which Park Guell entrance to use is the tricky part.

Since the park is on a hill, reaching some entrances might be tricky, and if you pick the wrong one, you might waste time and walk more than needed.

But don’t worry! This guide will tell you about all the Park Guell entry gates and will help you choose the best and most suitable one.

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How Many Entrances Does Park Güell Have?

Located on Carmel Hill in Barcelona, Park Guell Barcelona has three entrances: Carrer de Larrard, Carretera del Carmel, nº 23 and Passatge de Sant Joseph de la Muntanya.

All the entry gates are open from 8 am to 8.30 pm and can be accessed via any kind of Park Guell ticket.

Note:

The Park Guell Hours of operation vary depending on the time of the year. So, the opening of its entrances may also vary accordingly.

It’s a good idea to check the opening hours before arriving.

1. Park Guell Main Entrance: Carrer de Larrard or Carrer d’Olot

Carrer De Larrard
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Carrer de Larrard, the best entrance for Park Güell, is located on the park’s southern side.

If you arrive at the park using Buses H6, 24, 32, or 92 and get off at the Park Guell stop, this is the closest entrance to reach. It is merely a few steps away from the stop.

As you approach this entrance, you will see the magnificent wrought iron gate taken from Casa Vicens.

Once you enter the park, you will be amazed by two pavilions that used to be the caretaker’s house when the park was built.

The left one was where the caretaker worked, and there was a waiting room and a phone booth.

The right one was where the caretaker lived, Casa del Guarda, now part of the Barcelona History Museum.

Both of them have beautiful roofs built with traditional Catalan clay tiles. You can access both of them with Park Guell tickets.

Besides beauty, this Park Guell Entrance has facilities like a ticket counter, toilets and accessibility features for disabled visitors.

Advance booking allows you to skip the wait and enter the park in 10–15 minutes.

Without reservations, the wait can last from 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the crowd.

2. Carretera del Carmel 

Carretera del Carmel is another Park Guell entrance. It is located on the opposite side of the park.

If you don’t have pre-booked Park Guell tickets, this is the perfect entrance to arrive at, as it is less crowded.

This entrance has facilities like a ticket counter and free parking spaces for visitors with reduced mobility.

If you reach the park using Metro Line L5 and stop at the El Carmel Station, it is the closest entrance to the park.

You can reach this entrance after a 15-20 minute walk from the metro station or use Bus No. 86.

To catch Bus No. 86, you must exit from the metro stop towards Llobregós – Pantà de Tremp bus stop located a few steps away.

You can take Bus No. 86 from the stop and get off at the Carretera del Carmel Bus Stop.

Alternatively, you can walk to this Park Guell Entrance if you reach the park using buses 24, 92, or 119 and stop at the Carretera del Carmel stop.

To reach the bus stop at this entrance, you just need to walk 190 meters on the same route in the southwest direction, and you will arrive there. 

3. Passatge de Sant Joseph de la Muntanya

Av. del Santuari de Sant Josep de la Muntanya, also known as the Plaça de la Natura, is another entrance to Park Guell, located on its top.

This is the closest entrance if you reach Park Guell using the Green Line (L3) Metro and get off at the Lesseps or Vallcara stations.

Here’s a quick tip: Lesseps is the closer of the two stations, so you must get off there rather than Vallcara station.

Once you get off at the metro station, you can take a bus or a short walk to the Park Guell Entrance.

Bus Nos. 24, 116, D40 and H6 run every 5–10 minutes from nearby bus stops.

If you plan to walk from Lesseps to Park Guell, it will take nearly 20 minutes or more, depending on your speed, to cover a distance of 1 km.

To walk from Lesseps station:

  • You can start by heading northeast on Pl. de Lesseps
  • Then, take the next two lefts and a right on the same route
  • Take a slight right onto Trav. de Dalt.
  • Turn left onto Av. del Santuari de St. Josep de la Muntanya
  • After a short distance, make a right onto Ptge. de Mercedes

Finally, take a left again onto Av. del Santuari de St. Josep de la Muntanya, and you will reach your destination. GET DIRECTIONS

If you don’t have pre-booked tickets, this Park Guell entrance also has a ticket counter.

Note:

Kindly note that it’s an uphill walk from the metro station, so it may not be recommended for individuals with mobility challenges or those who prefer less strenuous routes.

Read our article on how to reach Park Guell to find the easiest way to reach the attraction.

Park Guell Entrance Map

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Park Guell Entrance Cost

Park Guell standard admission ticket costs €14 for all visitors aged 13 to 64.

Children from seven to 12 years and elders aged 65 and above get a discount of €5 on the ticket prices and pay a reduced entrance fee of €9. 

Kids under six years and disabled visitors receive a 100% discount on ticket fees and can enter for free.

Carers must also pay €9 to enter Park Guell.

Disabled Visitors: Free Entrance to Park Guell

Park Güell provides facilities for guests with disabilities to ensure a comfortable visit.

The main gate has a priority access queue for disabled tourists and those with limited mobility. 

Wheelchairs are provided for free lending at the entry. The park also has accessible restrooms placed around the grounds.

The park’s pathways are paved and easy to navigate, and visitors can relax on benches and in shaded locations around the park. 

It also provides an audio guide with audio descriptions for those with visual impairments.

Visitors with disabilities should contact the park in advance to make arrangements for any specific needs.

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