In 1984, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) declared it a World Heritage Site. This distinction is awarded to all the world’s natural spaces and cultural assets of great value that must be protected to ensure their conservation and that future generations can continue to enjoy them.
In October 2013, Barcelona’s City Council implemented the Parc Güell regulated area, with the main objective of preserving this emblematic space of the city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and keeping it in the best possible state of conservation.
On the one hand, the aim is to protect, study and promote Gaudí’s work to the world, as set out in UNESCO’s requirements, while providing a quality visit.
On the other hand, the park is to be maintained as an urban park, a space for the community and even a space of individual and collective memories.
Of the total 19 hectares of the park, an entrance ticket is required to access an area of 1.7 hectares, which is considered the most vulnerable part and over which regulation was established to manage its inflow and, as a consequence, to protect it. The rest of the park can be enjoyed freely.