Restoration of "Plaça Natura" and the Hypostyle Hall
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.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) went further in 1984and declared it a World Heritage site, distinction awarded to all natural areas and cultural assets of great value around the world that 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 the constant work of preserving, restoring and protecting these cultural assets.
At times, these works might alter the visit in some way but it is essential to improve the state and preservation of the Park’s heritage.
Currently, and after months of restoration of the Nature Square bench and the Hypostyle Hall, these works are getting to its end, and are located at a small area of the Hypostyle Hall.
These improvements are framed within the Works Plan for Architectural and Natural Heritage and the Area Surrounding Park Güell, after being commissioned by the Government Committee of the Barcelona City Council. Concretely, green light was given to 10 projects, which comprise part of those managed by B:SM and commissioned by the City Council within the framework of regulating entry to the grounds, and driven forward jointly with the Ecology, City Planning and Mobility Division, and the districts of Gràcia and Horta-Guinardó. The global package has total funds of 10.6 million euros.