Disruptions to visits

Afectacions de la visita

Park Güell's historical, architectural and artistic uniqueness was recognised by the Spanish state in 1969, when it was declared a Monument of Cultural Interest.

In 1984, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) went further, and declared it a World Heritage site. This distinction is awarded to all natural areas and cultural features in the world of great value, which must be protected in order to guarantee their conservation, so that future generations can continue to enjoy them.

This mission could not be carried out without a constant task of conservation, restoration and protection of this asset of cultural interes.

Sometimes these works can alter the visit in some way, however, they are essential to improve the condition and preservation of the park’s heritage.

 

  Interventions inside Park Güell


 

Maintenance work on the El Carmel entrance

Maintenance work on the El Carmel entrance

Please note that the entrance on C/ Carmel will be closed on Thursday 24/11/2022 from 6.00 pm to 10.00 pm. During this time, Park Güell can be accessed via any of the other entrances.

The work to be carried out will involve the removal of the gate to take the weight off the structure, and make it possible to do thorough checks.

The maintenance works are expected to take approximately four months, after which the original gate will be put back in its original place.

Start: November 2022 - End: March 2023

 

 

Checks for loose stones on the Pont del Mig Viaduct

Checks for loose stones on the Pont del Mig Viaduct

Every year we check that all stone elements are securely fixed: arches of viaducts, columns, cups, balustrades. We’re currently working on the Pont del Mig viaduct. The idea of the work is to identify stones which may be slightly loose and to fix them firmly in place again using the appropriate systems and materials in each case. 

This maintenance task will continue until the end of November.

Start: November 2022 - End: -

 

 

 

Reinforcement wall Marianao

Reinforcement of the entrance wall in C/ Olot/Marianao 

This work is being carried out as part of the standard maintenance at Park Güell, with the collaboration of Heritage and Parks and Gardens. 

The growth of the roots of the carob tree is displacing the stone wall that it is leaning on. Given the decision to conserve this tree, supports have been erected to be able to work safely and build a supporting wall to reinforce the existing one. 

Once the wall is completed, the supports will be removed.
The work will not affect visits to the park and is expected to be completed before the year is out.

This work started in September 2022 and is still in progress.

Start: September 2022 - End: -

 

 

Càmares videovigilància

Installation of CCTV cameras

In order to improve the site's surveillance and security, CCTV cameras, as well as remotely controlled bollards, are being installed at each of the park's nine gates. 

The installation of these elements affects many parts of the park, particularly the perimeter zones, but also other areas as trenches are being dug in order to lay cables to supply electricity and provide the different points with a network connection. In any case, we are working hard to ensure that all paths can be used by visitors. 

The works started on 4 July and are expected to be completed in February-March 2023.

Start: July 2022 - End: -

 

 

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Nature Square: recovery of the modernist balustrade

In November 2021, an important project got underway in the upper part of Nature Square's esplanade: the reproduction of the modernist balustrade that delimits a path and crowns all the stone palms. It is possible to reproduce the balustrade thanks to the old photographs of the park conserved by the Heritage department.

With the passage of time, the balustrade has suffered changes and deterioration. Some years ago, it was decided to renovate it, although work was later halted. 

The lack of documentation on how it was built has created a lot of uncertainty, making its construction a matter of guesswork, trial and error.

The foundations have now been laid for two palms (two cup structures simulating those of palm trees) and some trials are under way for the vertical branches which support the handrail. Towards the end of October of November, these branches will be finished and clad with stone. The central bars and handrail will also be finished. The idea is to continue reconstructing these cup structures the same way, two at a time.

The date of completion is, at present, uncertain. It is necessary to finish both cups completely and then calculate the time needed for the entire balustrade.

This work started in September 2021 and is still in progress.

Start: November 2021 - End: -

 

 

 

 Interventions outside Park Güell


 

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Improving the surroundings of the 1223 bus stop in Carretera Carmel

We at Park Güell are also keen to ensure that the areas surrounding the park are accessible and that includes improving the urban infrastructure around the park, in this case the 1223 bus stop, Ana Maria de Matute, by the Club de Natació de Catalunya.

The action involve creating a more accessible space, reorganising and extending the pavement, installing a canopy and urban furniture, and installing a traffic light at the new pedestrian crossing on Carretera del Carmel, where traffic lights had not been installed before.

This work started in March 2022 and is still in progress.

Start: March 2022 - End: -