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Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Travel: Where To Visit In Barcelona - Park Güell

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Barcelona Travel Guide - Park Guell

As any Barcelona travel guide will tell you if your visiting for a short city break Park Guell is a must-visit tourist destination to check off your Barcelona bucket list. 

With only 72 hours to spare in this iconic city, we were determined to fit in Park Guell alongside another popular architecture hotspots; The Sagrada Familia and foodie and social corners, La Rambla, Gothic Quarter and Placa Reial, where I previously highlighted one of my top 5 food and drink hotspots

After a quick research online and my standard rummage through a couple of different travel blogs, they came to the same conclusion. As Park Guell is always a popular hot-spot, I (and plenty of others) would definitely recommend booking your tickets in advance to avoid having to join a lengthy queue on the day.

From the comfort of our central NH Collection Barcelona Podium hotel room, I booked our park tickets via the Park Guell website with the piece of mind that we stroll straight in tomorrow morning. Tickets cost €7.50 each for self-guided tour entry into the Monumental Core where you will find most of Gaudi’s artwork. Easy breezy. 

However, if you like to be a little more organised, you can book your tickets up to 3 months in advance! You will be assigned a dedicated time-slot, so you need to make sure you arrive at the access point so you don’t lose your assigned entry time. 

You do not require a ticket to explore the rest of the Park so if your early, there’s plenty to explore beforehand. You can also purchase group saver tickets and private guided tours. 

There are three different entrances for Park Guell, one directly by the famous Gaudi landscapes, Carrer de Larrard (main entrance) which is immediately recognisable by the two Hansel and Gretel style gatehouses and another, where we entered via Passatge de Sant Josep de la Muntanya, a 15 minute walk from Lesseps metro station (green line L3). From here, we had to pace up a couple of hilly residential streets. 

Thankfully, there is always someone else heading to Park Guell so it’s quite difficult to get lost and luckily near the top, the hilly streets are replaced with a couple of escalators to help you reach the top. It is quite nice to enter the park via this side because you get to walk through the architectural gardens. 

During our weekend visiting Barcelona, the weather was particularly humid. 

Just a warning, Park Guell is a very open space and if your visiting on a hot day, you’ll be extremely susceptible to the heat, there is very little shade, as we found out in the 30-degree heat that day! In between admiring the beautiful Gaudi artwork, we found ourselves regularly retreating to the beautifully tended flowerbeds where it was thankfully, sprinklers galore - a refreshing welcome! 

As I’m sure you will have already noticed, all over the internet and the blogosphere, there are plenty of valuable photo opportunities at Park Guell where you can capture Gaudi’s creations with Barcelona’s cityscape gracing the background. 

An Instagram favourite is the Banc de Trencadis, a tiled bench that curves sinuously around the Sala Hipostila’s perimeter, such a colourful and eye-catching centerpiece for this broad open space - obviously I made time to pose and grab a cliche shot for the gram :) 

To see our favourite food and drink hotspots: Top 5 food and drink hotspots


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