The restoration of "Plaça Natura" and the Hypostyle Hall is progressing
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. This distinction is 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 conserving, restoring and protecting these cultural assets.
There are times when this work might alter the visit in some way but it is essential for improving the state and the preservation of the Park’s heritage.
A series of actions are currently being carried out that mainly affect the emblematic bench in "Plaça Natura" and part of the Hypostyle Hall. These improvements will be carried out in three stages described in detail below:
Work will now start and continue gradually on restoring the left section of the "Plaça Natura" bench. However, work on the last part of the bench (right front) will be completed, which means a section of the bench will always be free so visitors can enjoy the panoramic view of Barcelona.
This stage will be completed with the restoration of part of the Hypostyle Hall roof and the work will continue up to the second half of December 2019.
It is expected that the restoration of the right side of the bench will be finished by the second half of December 2019, enabling visitors to see its every detail.
Therefore, work will continue on restoring the entire left side of the "Plaça Natura" bench and on repairing part of the Hypostyle Hall roof at the same time. This work will be carried out between December 2019 and the first fortnight of February 2020.
The third stage is scheduled to start in the first fortnight of February 2020, which is when the restoration of the left side of the “Plaça Natura” bench will move forward and the bench will recover all its features. All the right side of the square will therefore be free.
In addition, the restoration of the Hypostyle Hall will also continue, with the work focusing on its interior.
This stage will be completed in April 2020.
Finally, during this last stage, the restoration of the outer side of the bench, or architrave, on the left side of the “Plaça Natura” will get to its end, and all its features will be recovered.
At the same time, works in the Hypostyle Hall will move forward while it will still be possible to visit most of it.
This stage will be completed in June 2020.
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, the 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.
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