Be mesmerised by colour, architecture and tranquillity at Park Güell
Aside the from the popular tourist attractions such as Las Ramblas and the Camp Nou in the Catalan capital of Barcelona, Park Guell is also high up on the list for any visitor to the city to experience.
What to experience at Park Guell
Located in Carmel Hill, you’ll find Park Güell situated in La Salut, a neighbourhood in the Gràcia district of Barcelona. The process of its construction took 14 years from 1900 after the site failed at being constructed into a housing development by Count Euesbi Güell who, in turn, awarded the design of the park to the famous Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí who also designed the prestigious Sagrada Família.
Make your stay in the city stress-free and comfortable by residing in a hotel near Park Güell. Capri by Fraser Barcelona is delighted to offer guests stylish, modern and spacious luxury serviced apartments designed to complement comfortable living with award-winning customer service. The complex offers 97 studio deluxe and one-bedroom apartments which offer a comfortable and spacious living experience like at home.
Kaleidoscopic colours to take your breath away
The park officially opened to the public in 1926 and was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. Park Güell is designed and composed to bring peace and calm around the public park. The buildings bordering the entrance, though very original and remarkable with unique shaped roofs with unusual pinnacles, fit in well with the use of the park as gardens and seem relatively discreet in the landscape when one considers the flamboyance of other buildings designed by Gaudí.
The park contains amazing stone structures, vibrant tiling and fascinating buildings. A dragon fountain dominates the entrance to Güell Park, adorned in beautiful coloured tiling – many claim that there is something rather hypnotic and magical about it.
Key features of the park include a walkway supported by twisting rock pillars that seem to be growing out of the ground like tree trunks. Although these are rather irregular in shape they do feel strangely natural too in identifying the influences Gaudi had in the natural shapes he used in his work.
At the top of Güell Park is a terraced area where you get a wonderful view of the park and a stunning panoramic and complete view of Barcelona city taking in the Sagrada Família and Montjuic areas which are visible in the distance. Here you will find multi-coloured tiled mosaic seats and picturesque buildings. The vibrant colours of the tiles are definitely a worthwhile photo opportunity.
In addition to the stunning gardens and architecture, the park also contains a house once lived in by Gaudi himself. Now transformed into a visitor experience and museum, guests can see wonderful pieces of furniture which were also designed by the famous Spanish architect.
It's worth spending a half-day or more exploring the park to fully appreciate its relevance to the history of the city and stunning features – remember to wear comfortable walking shoes.
In order to make sure you have a quick and easy entry into the park, avoid queuing in the Spanish heat and book your ticket online via the official website. Capri by Fraser Barcelona is one of the closest hotels near to Park Güell, just a short trip by car or taxi which would take you around 21 minutes, or 40 minutes by metro. Choose the Green Line (L3) and alight at Lesseps station. On leaving the metro follow the street signposts for the park. If you choose this option, note that there is a 200m walk up a steep hill once you depart the metro terminal, however, follow the street signposts for the park entrance. Bus services can also take you directly to the park from various locations throughout the city. Many open-top bus tours also have the Park as a stop on their route around the city.
Hotels near Park Guell - staying at Capri by Fraser
Whether you are travelling in a group, with family or as a solo guest, our TripAdvisor® accredited accommodation is the perfect choice for your stay in the city. Set just 15 minutes from Barceloneta beach and the Marina, Capri by Fraser Barcelona is located in the fashionable 22@ business district. As a refreshing hotel-residence, explore the city by day or relax in our rooftop solarium before venturing out to discover the many nightlife and cuisine options on the doorstep of the residence.
Select from vibrant and modern studio deluxe rooms which feature air conditioning, an LCD TV, work desk, seating area and fully-equipped kitchen. Cook in the comfort of your private suite or venture into Caprillicious – our designated snack bar and dining room. Open daily from 7 am for breakfast or 1.15 pm for lunch it’s the perfect pit stop to refresh and unwind.
As one of the best hotels near Park Güell, our friendly concierge staff is always available at the front desk to advise and help book tours and recommend activities. Complimentary Wi-Fi can also be accessed from around the residence allowing you stay to up to date with home and your social media channels. If you are visiting Barcelona on business, don’t forget to utilise our Business Centre for last-minute preparation or to concentrate on your work. At the end of a busy day of sightseeing or corporate activities it can be difficult to wind down, so take some time up to stretch your muscles and lift some weights in our 24-hour gym.
All guests are welcome to use the business centre at Capri by Fraser to research things to do in the area or book tickets and tours.
Make your trip to the Catalan capital one to remember by staying in a hotel near Park Güell with Capri by Fraser Frankfurt.