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 1984 and 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.
Once the comprehensive work on the Salamander Staircase has been completed, a cleaning and conservation process will be carried out on the bench in Plaça Natura, performed roughly every twelve months for reviewing the state of the bench and repairing any possible flaws that are detected. This is an essential task for the conservation of this heritage element. The work will not affect visits, as it will be concentrated on the sides of the bench during the first stage and on the central part afterwards. You will be able to enjoy the bench at all times as well as the panoramic views of the city that can be contemplated from there.
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.