Park Guell Tips 

Park Güell can be a fantastic excursion on your trip to the city because of the way so many natural elements blend with architecture, designs, and vivid colors – all carefully crafted by Gaudi.

Get to know some Park Guell tips to help you beat the crowds and have a fun trip.

  • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. 

    The Park Guell includes long walks, steep climbs, and steps. So wear comfortable shoes and carry lightweight carry-ons.

  • Purchase your tickets online to avoid long queues.

    Booking your Park Guell tickets in advance saves you money and from waiting in line or for your time slot to arrive. This will give you more time to enjoy the park peacefully. 

  • Try to bring some food and water with you

    Park Guell requires hours of strolling and trekking through its grounds and archways. 

    The enjoyable experience will be equally exhausting, so hydrate and eat well during your tour. 

  • Plan a morning visit on a weekday. 

    The best days to visit are on weekdays as the Park is most crowded during the weekend. 

    So, plan to visit Park Guell during the early morning hours between 9.30 am and 11 am, preferably on a Monday or a Thursday.

  • Choose the best entrance. 

    If you have purchased your Park Guell ticket online, avoid entering through the main entrance. Please choose one of the other entrances because they are less crowded.

  • Protect yourself from the sun.

    Make sure to bring goggles, caps, or scarves to protect yourself from the heat during summer, as the park’s shady areas are a rare treat.

  • Use the Park Güell App.

    The Park Güell App, available for free, will assist you in navigating the park and making the most of your stay there.

  • Consider taking a guided tour.

    You will learn more about Gaudi’s architecture and the history of Park Güell with a guided tour of the Park Guell. With the help of knowledgeable guides, you can understand and appreciate the area better.

  • Keep an eye out for pickpockets.

    It is essential to remain vigilant and protect your belongings while visiting Park Guell, as some places are desolated, and thieves have been spotted lurking in the bushes. 

  • Try to bring less language.

    The Park Guell does not provide luggage storage. So, you should bring as little stuff as possible because hauling a trolley through the hilly terrain can be exhausting.

  • Check out the Park Guell souvenir shop.

    If you’re looking for souvenirs or unique presents to take home, stop at the Park Guell souvenir shop. You can purchase postcards and mugs with Gaudi’s designs.

  • Plan to stay till late evening. 

    Sit on one of the rooftop benches and watch the golden charm take over Barcelona’s cityscape as the sun sets. 


What is the Park Guell dress code?

There is no specific dress code, but comfortable clothing and footwear are recommended. 

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