The park and its surroundings

El Park Güell is located between the neighbourhoods of El Coll, La Salut, Vallcarca i els Penitents, El Carmel and Can Baró, in the districts of Gràcia and Horta-Guinardó. It covers two sides of the Tres Creus –or Les Menes– hill, and the hill known as El Muntanya Pelada or El Carmel. It has a total surface area of 19 hectares, the equivalent of 19 Eixample city blocks, and a maximum height of 210 metres./p>

The park is a city green area, a place where local residents from the surrounding neighbourhoods can enjoy themselves and relax.

76,000 people live in the surrounding area. These are highly-populated and built-up neighbourhoods —just like most of the City of Barcelona—, so the park's size and characteristics help to ease urban pressure and improve the area's environmental quality, along with the well-being of local residents.

Therefore, the park is a relax place where local residents can and enjoy themselves and a place that pedestrians can pass through. Other initiatives that have also helped to create a more relaxed, healthier environment are traffic pacification, expanding safe areas for pedestrians and cyclists and turning some of the surrounding streets into pedestrian precincts.

 

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District of Gracia

The neighborhoods closest to the park are those of El Coll, Vallcarca and Els Penitents, La Salut and the Vil·la the Gràcia.

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Districte d’Horta-Guinardó

The nearby neighborhoods are those of Carmel and Can Baró