Park Güell, a public park system in the district of Gracia, Barcelona, is spread over 17 hectares of hilly land and welcomes approximately nine million visitors annually. Originally designed by Antoni Gaudí as a residential estate, the failed housing project became a municipal park in 1926 and a World Heritage site in 1984. Within the park, every path you tread, bench you rest on, and vista you admire are a testament to Gaudí’s architectural brilliance. Whether you’re an art enthusiast or not, Park Güell deserves a spot on your travel itinerary of Barcelona. Because of its popularity, the attraction can be extremely busy, especially in the summer months. On all days of the week, between 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM, you’ll be jostling for a view. One way around this is to stay close by in a Park Güell Airbnb and visit first thing in the morning or at sunset. The vacation rentals below are in or around the Gracia area and have rave reviews, outdoor spaces, and beautiful decor to complement the experience of visiting one of the world’s most colorful parks.
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Three-bedroom modern and chic apartment
Situated around a 20-minute walk or seven-minute drive from the park, this three-bedroom sleeps six and is ideal for a group of couples or a family. The decor is modern and clean, with white-blond wooden flooring throughout. If you are planning on renting a car and exploring the coast or neighboring towns to Barcelona, this is a great vacation rental with complimentary parking spaces. Also, if you are traveling with children, a crib, high chair, and stroller can be organized. Another important note is that Barcelona has a tourist tax. Airbnbs will charge around $5.50 per night per adult. This should be clearly stated in the Airbnb’s ad.
Six guests, three bedrooms
Price: $272 per night
Opulent townhouse on a quiet pedestrian avenue
A little further away, a 45-minute walk from the park’s entrance, is this stunning townhouse. Although it’s not as close, the location is spectacular. It’s nearer the beach, the Gothic Quarter, the Arc de Triomf, and the buzzing Plaça de Catalunya. The house is located on a beautiful pedestrian avenue and has appeared in many magazines and the film Vicky Cristina Barcelona. The master bedroom has a king-size bed and an en-suite with a stunning marble bathroom with shower, bath, toilet, and bide. The second has two queen beds, and the third has twin beds. The lovely private terrace is accessible through the living room, and it has a sofa, two armchairs, and a large table. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine after a day exploring Barcelona.
Eight guests, three bedrooms
Price: $555 per night
Romantic penthouse with terrace
This breathtaking one-bedroom, one-bathroom penthouse has a private terrace with views of Barcelona’s famous Avenida Diagonal. The rental is centered around the grand oversized arched window that illuminates the open-plan living space and is a perfect place to put your feet up and watch the city below. Throughout the space, there’s original wooden flooring, and the cozy bedroom has a king-size bed and an en-suite bathroom with a rain shower. Outside, you’ll find a plant-littered private terrace that as been specially furnished for outdoor dining.
Two guests, one bedrooms
Price: $264 per night
Architects’ flat in Plaça de Lesseps
This Art Nouveau flat has a reception hall, studio, dining, living room, gallery, two bedrooms, kitchen and a bathroom. The building was designed by the architect Jaume Torres i Grau in 1906. It sits on Plaza Lesseps, which is a short 15-minute walk from the park and is seconds away from a major metro station. It’s worth noting that the metro in Barcelona is an efficient, reliable, and safe service. From this part of the city, you can easily reach all the must-see sights, either on foot or by frequent train links. If you’re looking for a vacation rental with history and character, this is the place. As well as the stunning decor, little extras such as an airport pick-up service, breakfast, and parking can be organized on request.
Four guests, two bedrooms
Price: $424 per night
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Penthouse with outdoor fire, minutes from the park
If you need something more affordable with outdoor space, this epic find sleeps six and has an outdoor fire on a charming private terrace. It’s also five minutes from Park Güell. Now, it’s worth noting that this is much more of a traditional, local stay, and some might find the decor outdated. However, the neighborhood is quiet, and past guests rave about the cleanliness, comfort, and overall great experience of staying at this two-bedroom penthouse. Host Jessica is accommodating, stating that late check-outs and check-ins are not a problem, and is available to help if you need anything during your stay.
Six guests, two bedrooms
Price: $142 per night
Spacious and bright apartment ideal for a small family
In the quiet neighborhood of El Coll, this apartment is well-connected to public transport. There’s a bus stop two minutes away, and the metro is five minutes on foot. It’s also one of the closest Airbnbs to the park. One of the best ways to explore Barcelona is on foot. And although the public transport is excellent, if you are able, it’s worth lacing up comfortable shoes and walking or jogging around the city. This area near the park is pedestrian-friendly, and there are numerous cafes and restaurants, and local shops nearby. The apartment also has access to a shared terrace with a table and four outdoor chairs.
Three guests, one bedrooms
Price: $186 per night
House with private rooftop with saltwater pool
Barcelona is famous for its beaches, which stretch close to three miles. In summer, the coast is packed with locals and visitors cooling off in the ocean. If you’d prefer to have somewhere to take a dip at your vacation rental, this house is a superb option. Spread over two floors, this home has a suntrap and a saltwater pool with epic city views from its private roof terrace. The interior is simple and modern, with pops of color. There’s elevator access to the rental, but it’s worth noting that there are stairs leading to the epic outdoor space.
Eight guests, two bedrooms
Price: $217 per night
How to get the most out of visiting Park Güell
Get your tickets in advance: As one of Barcelona’s most popular attractions, it’s highly recommended to book your tickets online ahead of time. This will save you time waiting in line.
Arrive early: The park opens at 9:00 AM during the summer and 9:30 AM in fall and winter. Arriving early will help you avoid the crowds.
Wear comfortable shoes: The park is on a hill and involves some climbing. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes.
Bring sunscreen and water: Barcelona can get hot, especially in the summer. Remember to stay hydrated and protect yourself from the sun.
Plan your visit: The park is large and there’s a lot to see. Plan your route beforehand to ensure you don’t miss anything. Here are some of the top things to see.
- Gaudí’s House Museum: This is where architect Antoni Gaudí lived for nearly 20 years. The museum showcases furniture designed by Gaudí himself.
- The Dragon Stairway: This is one of the park’s most iconic spots. At the top of the stairway, you’ll find the famous dragon statue.
- The Greek Theatre: Also known as the Nature Square, this large open area offers stunning views of Barcelona.
- The Serpentine Bench: This colorful, winding bench is another one of Gaudí’s masterpieces.
- Walking trails: There are several walking trails throughout the park. These trails offer a chance to enjoy the park’s beautiful natural surroundings.
- The Austria Gardens: This lesser-known area of the park is a great place to relax under trees or have a picnic.