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Oct 27th, 2013, 01:49 AM
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Parque Guell now charges 8 E entrance fee

This decision has angered many residents who had not yet found out how to get registered for the free resident pass. Now it has been on National news so only the tourists will have to pay.

According to their website ANYONE can register in PERSON to be part of the Association that allows the free visits. You must register and then within one week you will be able to access and request your ticket to see the park or register for other activities.

Here is the info in Spanish. Those in Barcelona more than one week can certainly take advantage of this.

Se trata de un registro gratuito abierto a todo el mundo. Para formar parte, solo hay que dirigirse de forma presencial a la Oficina de Atención al Ciudadano, en la plaza de Sant Miquel, y formalizar la inscripción. La oficina tiene un horario de 08.30 horas a 20 horas, de lunes a sábados.....

Para registrarse, será necesario, además de los datos personales, la huella dactilar del dedo índice escaneada, que servirá como identificador del usuario a la hora de, por ejemplo, recoger las entradas para el parque Güell. El registro se hará efectivo pasados siete días, cuando el usuario reciba la contraseña para acceder en su zona de reserva de entradas de www.gaudirmesbcn.cat.
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Nov 6th, 2013, 05:27 PM
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You refer to this as a "free resident pass" but anyone at all can register?
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Nov 6th, 2013, 05:37 PM
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I would still pay 8 if necessary; it is unique.
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Nov 6th, 2013, 07:48 PM
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Yes if it's your first visit. If you have to pay every time, that hurts a bit.
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Nov 6th, 2013, 11:48 PM
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This has been in operation since October 2013. The official website says local means local like not all of BCN is covered.
http://www.parkguell.cat/en/local-residents/
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Nov 7th, 2013, 12:04 AM
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Our daughter and I were at the park on one of its last open entry days and saw the ticket booth construction being finished. The park will now allow 400 tickets per half hour entry, which may help to alleviate the crushing crowds.
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Nov 7th, 2013, 01:15 AM
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GIven the financial situation Spain, I find it reasonable that they charge an entrance fee for Parc Güell.
Tourists who seem to be willing to pay €10 for a single tapa should find another €8 in their pockets to help maintain one of the world's most stunning outdoor works of art.

If I understand the website correctly, being member of that Association gives you only ONE free daily pass to the park, not a (permanent) resident pass.
Even without paying you can still see a lot of Parc Güell - only the "monumental zone" at the main entrance is a fee area, the rest is still free.
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Nov 7th, 2013, 02:26 AM
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Disapointed to hear this, but I would pay to see it again. It's amazing and a terrific way to spend an afternoon roaming through the park.
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Nov 7th, 2013, 04:54 AM
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If you want to go to Casa Gaudi you now have to pay to get into the park and then pay to get into the house?

I thought Barcelona pricing was incredibly high for sights and food.
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Nov 7th, 2013, 06:32 AM
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According to the website, it would seem that one might need to purchase separate tickets?

"With the purchase of a ticket you can visit all parts of Park Güell and of the Monumental Zone, including the Museu del Guarda (Guard Museum), the Jardins d’Àustria (Gardens of Austria), the Sala Hipòstila (Hypostyle Room), the Pòrtic de la Bugadera (Wash House Portico) and the Plaça de la Natura (Nature Square). The only place in the Park that you cannot visit with the ticket is the Casa Museu Gaudí (Gaudí House Museum), which is the heritage of the Fundació Junta Constructora del Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família."
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Nov 7th, 2013, 11:41 AM
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Barcelona fees are pretty high for the Gaudi sites and some of the museums (like the Picasso, Miro and Catalonia Art), I think. There are some that are very reasonable, though. The Catalonia History Museum is only 4 euro, the Maritime museum is only 2.50 (and was really good), the archeology museum is only 3 euro. The Gaudi house in Park Guell is only 5.5 euro.

I think it's a fine idea, why shouldn't tourists pay something, they are certainly causing problems that need addressing in upkeep, damages, etc. I do think 8 euro is maybe a high fee for a park, but think most of them can afford it, a lot of people just go there because they've heard about it.
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Nov 7th, 2013, 12:22 PM
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I rather doubt that the "tourists" are the only people who are "causing problems" in parks. I would say that everybody who goes to these places contributes to the need for upkeep, maintenance, etc.
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Nov 7th, 2013, 01:27 PM
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Glad we went for free last june,Anyway, we will pay next time, Park Guell is really great!
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Nov 7th, 2013, 03:19 PM
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I didn´t have time to translate the Spanish info for you but anyone there for more than a week can get in free if you register at the office mentioned and then wait one week for your pin number to come to you via email to get your free tickets.
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