Firstly imagined as an estate for high-quality homes and well-off families this property became a public park popular amongst both tourists and local people. Good friends Antoni Gaudi and Eusebi Güell started with enthusiasm in the beginning of 1900 but managed to build only two of the sixty houses.
Gaudí respected the vegetation that was already growing on the property and also developed various systems for collecting and storing water. In 1926 the park was opened to the public and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984.
You can visit most of the sites free of charge while the porter’s lodging pavilions, the Hypostyle Room and the Greek Theatre or Nature Square (the main terrace of the park with the best view over Barcelona) cost only 7 euros.
You can explore the park on your own or you can take a guided tour and find out the many secrets that the history of this park is hiding.
From Hotel Ginebra (www.hotelginebra.com.es) the easiest way to arrive to the park is by taking bus number 24. the bus stop is directly in front of El Corte Ingles, the famouse warehouse we have written about in a previous blogs article . (https://www.hotelginebra.com.es/welcome/el-corte-ingles-shopping-paradise-near-hotel-ginebra/)
Also, don’t forget to use your promo code PROMO2017 for a 7,50 euro discount.
Take a deep breath and enjoy the beauty of the park!