Starting Monday, July 24, the Plaça de la Natura will be partially closed due to the renovation and maintenance of the rainwater drainage system. These works are estimated to last for 6 months and a half and will partially affect the visitors' access, as during the first months, the left part of the square will be repaired and, once completed, the same will be done at the right side of the square.
The usual accesses of visitors will not be affected, although there one part of the square that will always be inaccessible. The part to be closed will be longitudinal, so visitors can keep enjoying the views over the city and observe in detail the wavy bench.
From the B:SM-Park Güell Unit, different operating protocols have been set in motion in order to guarantee a smooth coexistence between the works and the great number of visitors that the monumental axis receives daily. The public access from the left of the square to inner part will remain operative, although this access will only lead to the Hipòstila Room. From the beginning of the works and during the next 3 months, the access to the right staircase -used commonly for groups and individual visitors- will remain open and will not be affected.
The waterproofing works carried out in the Plaça de la Natura will begin with the process of emptying the sand currently covering this space. For this reason, and to guarantee the lowest operational impact, the movement of trucks from the Plaça de la Natura to the access of the Carretera del Carmel, will be carried out from 7am to 10am exclusively. During this time, visitors and organized groups who want to access the Plaça de la Natura through the Passeig de les Palmeres will be redirected to the Austria Gardens so they can access the monumental axis without any incidents.
During the course of the works, all visitors or groups of tourists will be informed in detail in the event that some point of habitual circulation must be closed, and alternatives will be offered, so they can continue enjoying a quality visit.
These improvements are framed in the Plan of Works in the Architectural Heritage, Natural Heritage and environments of Park Güell, commissioned by the Government Commission of the City of Barcelona. Particularly, seven projects have been given the green light, all of which are part of the projects managed by B:SM, commissioned by the City Council within the framework of the access regulation to the site, and which are jointly supported by the Ecology, City Planning and Mobility Area, as well as the Districts of Gràcia and Horta-Guinardó. In total, this global package has received a contribution of 10.6 million euros.