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 and improvement of the Camí de la Pressió pathway
Due to maintenance and improvement work on the Camí de la Pressió pathway, this area will be closed to visitors until around mid-March.
We apologise for any inconvenience.
Start: February 13, 2023 - End: -
Maintenance work on the El Carmel entrance
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
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: -
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.
Some access points will be temporarily closed while this work is in progress.
The works started on 4 July and are expected to be completed in February-March 2023.
Start: July 2022 - End: -
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
Works of redevelopment of Baixada de la Glòria and replacement of mechanical staircases
We inform you that from next Monday 6th February, the Baixada de la Glòria stairs will be out of service due to the beginning of works that will take place in the same space.
The alternative route we offer you to come to Park Güell is to go along:
Sorry for any inconvenience.
Inici: February 6, 2023 - Final: -