Monday, 28 September 2015

Travel Diaries: Park Güell Barcelona

One of my favourites days of my honeymoon in Barcelona was spent at Park Güell, a public park designed by Joan Martorell & Gaudí. There are sections that are free, and other sections that you have to pay to enter. We didn't plan ahead, and the waits were too long for the paid sections, so we just stuck to the free part of the park.

If you're taking the metro, get off at Vallcarca or Lesseps station. You can most likely just follow the crowds, and you'll find your way to the park. Be prepared for a long day of walking, starting out with a climb up a steep hill. Luckily, there are actually a bunch of escalators that take you up most of the hill (but you'll have to walk the whole way down). There are a lot of convenience stores and a few restaurants on the hill, and I'd definitely recommend picking up a bottle of water and some snacks for your day in Park Güell.

Escalators Park Güell Barcelona

Park Güell is pretty massive, so you'll want to give yourself enough time to fully experience it. I'd compare Park Güell to Central Park in New York City, except Park Güell is much more focused on architecture (thanks Gaudí!). When you first enter the park, be sure to take a few minutes to take in the incredible views of the entire city of Barcelona. 

Park Güell Barcelona

Park Güell Barcelona

Park Güell Barcelona Music

While we were walking around, we heard this amazing musical duo, and we stopped and listened to them for about a half hour. Sometimes it's nice to just stop and take in the views, the culture, and the music! After tossing a few Euros into their guitar case, we carried on our way.

Park Güell Barcelona

Park Güell Barcelona

Park Güell Barcelona

We definitely lucked out and had absolutely beautiful weather - sunny & warm with a welcomed breeze. Right now the park is open from 8:00-9:30 p.m. We were there for about 4 hours, and we still didn't see the entire park. We wanted to go back another day, but we ran our of time. 

Park Güell Barcelona

If you're visiting Barcelona, I would absolutely recommend visiting Park Güell, it's one of my favourite places that I've ever been! It's a major tourist attraction in Barcelona, but I still didn't think that it was too busy or crowded when we visited. 

Have you visited Park Güell before? Do you love Gaudí as much as I do?

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6 comments:

  1. I loved Parc Guell, such a nice place!

    Claudia
    http://claudia-overtherainbow.blogspot.com

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  2. I love Gaudí's art! I think you might like Casa Batlló, too (we sometimes call it the dragon house) in Paseo de Gracia. They did a mapping show last week, just amazing! You can see a video in their website.
    Besos,
    Marta
    http://abilingualbb.blogspot.com.es/

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    1. We went my Casa Battlo a few times (didn't go inside though), and I absolutely loved the exterior!

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  3. Beautiful photos!! Sounds like a great way to spend a day :)

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