In 1984, UNESCO declared it a World Heritage Site. This title is granted to natural environments or cultural goods and practices of great value around the world, that must be preserved and protected for the generations to come.
In October 2013, Barcelona’s city government started the regulation of access to the Park Güell, with the aim of preserving this hallmark of the city as the UNESCO World Heritage Site it is, in order to improve its conservation state.
On the one hand, the objective is to protect, study and offer knowledge of Gaudí’s work to everyone, such as is established in the UNESCO requisites, but also allowing for a quality visit to the park, avoiding overcrowding.
On the other hand, the park must be kept as an urban one, a space for the community, and even a space of individual as well as collective memories.
Out of a total of 19 hectares, only 1.7 require an entrance ticket, which is considered the most vulnerable part, and therefore the one with a regulated entrance, thus aiding in its protection. The rest of the park can be enjoyed for free.
Accommodation and access to Park Güell