Time allowance for Sagrada and Park Guell (2024)

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Posted bylimcnalon

Our train arrives in Barcelona from Madrid at 12:30. We are staying in Old City. Can we realistically get to and settle into hotel, metro to the Sagrada Famillia, do the audio tour at 3pm, and towers, then taxi up to Park Guell before it closes on a Friday night? Is Friday busier than other days in July? Thanks!

Posted byH J

LaGrange, Ga, USA

1178 posts

From the time you arrive at the train station (Sants most likely) and get to the "old city" and in the hotel, it will be one hour minimum, and most likely 90 minutes....then to Sagrada Familia...you will have timed admission to the towers...by the time you get to Park Guell, it will be late and you will be tired. I would stop with the Sagrada Familia and take time to enjoy it more than just running through...

Posted byChristi

San Antonio TX, United States

2393 posts

Park Guell is open until 21:00. Advance timed tickets can be purchased and entry is allowed up to 30 minutes after your time. If you purchased 19:00 tickets that would give you almost 4 hours at SF and 2 hours at Park Guell - should be plenty of time for both. I imagine both places are at capacity in July so embrace the crowds and enjoy!

Posted bySteven


1539 posts

I think you could do it, but why?
Sagrada is a place where the definition "unique" truly applies. Allow time for you mind to become fully engaged. I recommend you go up at least one of the towers.
Afterwards, take a stroll up avenue Gaudi and stop to enjoy a couple of tapas and drinks. Too bad you will not be there at dusk for this street becomes alive with local families taking a stroll offering a glimpse of local life. However, you can walk up to the hospital and catch a cab from there to the Parc.
Unfortunately the Parc has become a crush of tourists now enclosed by a fence and believing that since they had to pay to enter they must max the time in order to get the most for their money.

Posted byChristi

San Antonio TX, United States

2393 posts

It really boils down to how long you want to spend in SF and in PG. For me - after about 4 hrs in most places my brain is on overload anyway.

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Time allowance for Sagrada and Park Guell (2024)


How much time is enough for Park Güell? ›

How long do you need in Park Güell? You should reserve at least two hours to visit the park. Although admission is only allowed in half-hour intervals, once you've entered the park, you may stay as long as you'd like, so take your time exploring the space.

How much time is needed for Sagrada Familia? ›

It takes roughly 2 hours to explore Sagrada Familia thoroughly. You can stay for however long you want with one entrance ticket. So take in every moment of your visit to Sagrada Familia and do not miss the crypt and the Gaudi museum in the basem*nt. Sagrada Familia has been under construction for over 140 years.

How long does it take to allocate for Park Güell? ›

It takes about two hours to cover all the major sections of Park Guell. From 7 AM to 9 AM and from 6 PM to 10 PM, Park Guell is reserved for neighbors and Gaudir Més members. Tourist visits are not allowed during these hours.

How much time is there between Park Güell and Sagrada Familia? ›

The distance between Park Guell and Sagrada Familia is about 3 kilometres. How to reach Park Guell from Sagrada Familia? You can take the metro; take blue line L5 to Diagonal station, and from here, take a green link L3 to Vallcarca, a 12-minute walk away from Park Guell.

Can you do Sagrada Familia and Park Güell in one day? ›

Park Guell and Sagrada Familia Tickets

Can you do Sagrada Familia and Park Guell in one day? Yes, you can do Sagrada Familia and Park Guell in one day, but keep in mind it'll take about 40 minutes to travel between the two.

Is it better to go to Park Güell in the morning or Evening? ›

The best time to visit Park Güell is first thing in the morning when the park is open to the public. Park Güell's hours start at 9:30 in the morning and close at 6:30 pm. Try to reserve a ticket as soon as the park opens so you can beat the crowds as early as possible.

What is the average wait time for Sagrada Familia? ›

On weekends and holidays expect to wait upwards of an hour to enter Sagrada Familia, especially if it is during peak times (10:00 am to 4:00 pm), while during other times lines can still be between 15-20 minutes. This is the largest attraction in Spain by ticket sales, so ensure you book in advance.

What happens if you are late to Sagrada Familia? ›

Tickets are only valid for the time chosen. If you arrive late, you won't be able to enter.

Why is it taking so long for Sagrada Familia? ›

One of the biggest challenges facing the construction and why Sagrada Familia Was Never Completed was funding. The church relied on donations from the public, and the Spanish Civil War disrupted fundraising efforts. In addition, changes to the design of the church over the years also slowed down construction.

What is the busiest time at Park Güell? ›

Weekday vs Weekend. The best days to visit are on weekdays as the Park is most crowded during the weekend. Plan to visit Park Guel during the early morning hours between 9:30 AM to 11 AM, preferably on a Monday or a Thursday.

Does Park Güell sell out? ›

The concise answer is yes, Park Güell tickets can sell out. Given its status as one of Barcelona's crown jewels, attracting over 4.4 million paid visitors annually, sellouts are common, particularly during the tourist high season.

Can I enter Park Güell earlier than my ticket time? ›

How long do I have to enter? Reservations are held open for half an hour after the reserved time. Park Güell has limited capacity for visitors, in order to conserve the space properly, for this reason, we cannot guarantee entry outside the reserved time slot.

How much time to spend in Park Guell? ›

So, how long does it take to visit Park Güell? To visit the Monumental Zone of ​​Gaudí, I'd recommend you allot at least two hours. Traveling to and from the park via Barcelona public transport adds another 30/40 minutes from the city centre.

How much is a taxi from Parc Guell to Sagrada Familia? ›

The fastest way to get from Sagrada Família to Park Güell is to taxi which takes 5 min and costs $12 - $15. Is there a direct bus between Sagrada Família and Park Güell? Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Pi i Margall - Sardenya and arriving at C N Catalunya - Park Güell.

Is Park Guell worth it? ›

Is a guided tour of Park Guell worth it? Yes, a guided tour of Park Güell is worth it as it provides insightful information about Gaudí's masterpiece, its history, architecture, and hidden gems, enhancing the overall experience.

How long does it take to see Palau Güell? ›

The tour through the palace from basem*nt to roof top takes about an hour.

How long is the Park Güell guided tour? ›

The guided tour lasts approximately 50 minutes. Available up to 48 hours in advance.

Is Parc Güell worth visiting? ›

Yes, a guided tour of Park Güell is worth it as it provides insightful information about Gaudí's masterpiece, its history, architecture, and hidden gems, enhancing the overall experience.

How much time to spend at Casa Batllo? ›

It can take about 1 hour to explore Casa Batllo in its entirety. A. Visit Casa Batllo between 9 AM and 11 AM or 3 PM and 5 PM to enjoy the architectural grandeur of the building sans the crowd.

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