Park Guell was designed by Antoni Gaudi and was originally part of a housing development. The development was owned by Eusebi Güell who Gaudi worked with on many projects. Construction on the property began in 1900 but by 1914 only two houses were completed. As a housing development it was a failure but the park area was a popular location for public events. The city purchased it in 1922 and it was turned into a public park.
The park is a very popular place with Gaudi fans and tourists. I have visited twice and really love exploring the park and the unique architecture.
In 2014 the park started charging an admission fee to enter the Monumental Zone which is the area where most of the Gaudi structures are located. While I am not crazy about them charging an admission fee for something that used to be free I do like that they will be using the money to help preserve this unique park. The rest of the park is free to enter and I would recommend leaving time to explore it.
The park can be reached via the Metro or Public Bus. Visit the parks website for more information on how to get there. I would also recommend buying tickets online before you go.
For me visiting Gaudi’s sites is one of the main attractions when in Barcelona. I have also been to Sagrada Familia, Casa Batlló and Casa Milà. They are all amazing and worth a visit if you are in Barcelona.