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New bus line to reach Park Güell

The iconic Barcelona landmark will be easier to reach, but with raised ticket prices

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04 October 2018 04:57 PM

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ACN | Barcelona

A new bus line will take visitors all the way up to Park Güell, helping public transport run more smoothly – and as a consequence, entry to the modernist attraction will go up to €10, to be launched before summer 2019.

Open to those visiting the Park

One of the metro stops close to the park is Alfons X, and it's from here that a new bus line would take visitors up the hill to see Gaudí's houses, for which the entry would rise from €8.5 to €10.

With this, the Barcelona City Council aims to relieve public transport, which is estimated to be used by some 60% of Park Güell visitors. Meanwhile, those who live in the neighborhood who have their card to access the park will also be able to use the bus – not open to other Barcelona residents.

A UNESCO World Heritage Site

Park Güell is one of the most well-known attractions in the Catalan capital. Designed by iconic modernist architect Gaudí, named a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it provides the mosaic-studded view over Barcelona that has come to be so emblematic.

Yet, one of the very things that give it such a picturesque advantage also makes it less than accessible, perched as it is at the top of the city's Carmel Hill in the Collserola mountain range. Now, this new bus is forecast to be able to be used by some 50 to 60% of tourists. 

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  • A tourist takes a photo at the Park Güell on August 6 2016 (by Jordi Bataller)

  • A tourist takes a photo at the Park Güell on August 6 2016 (by Jordi Bataller)