Park Guell in Barcelona is Visually Stunning

Park Guell in Barcelona is visually stunning. I’m not only referring to the legacy of arts and architecture that Antoni Gaudi left but also to the nature and breathtaking views you’ll see from up here. You’ve never been to Barcelona if you’ve never been to Parc Guell. This is the city’s green space on a hill with views unequaled anywhere in the world. No wonder this is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Park Guell in Barcelona is Visually Stunning (Spain).
Park Guell in Barcelona is Visually Stunning (Spain).

How to get to Parc Guell

Though Park Guell isn’t really in the center of the city, public transport is accessible. There are buses that stop right in front of the gate from downtown. All you have to do is find the exact bus number. I found it using google maps. The nearest subway or metro is Lesseps. From here, you have to walk uphill for 15-20 minutes.

Park Guell in Barcelona is Visually Stunning (Spain).
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Entrance Fee to the Park

Since this is a public space, entrance to the park is free. However, if you’re going inside the monumental zone, you have to pay. This area is where you’ll find Gaudi’s art pieces. Take note that on peak hours, only 400 people are allowed to go inside the zone to control the crowd flow. Check the time stamp your ticket.

Park Guell in Barcelona is Visually Stunning (Spain).
Go up there in the morning to avoid the crowd.

Gaudi’s House. If it’s open, don’t miss peeking inside Gaudi’s former residence, which is now a museum.

Park Guell in Barcelona is Visually Stunning (Spain).
Park Guell in Barcelona is Visually Stunning (Spain).

Beyond the Monumental Zone. If you have time, you should start exploring the areas with access first. Follow the footpath all the way up to the peak and enjoy the magnificent views of Barcelona.

Park Guell in Barcelona is Visually Stunning (Spain).
Park Guell in Barcelona is Visually Stunning (Spain).

The Best Time to go. I arrived there at 3:30 in the afternoon and entered the monumental zone at 5:00. I stayed there until sunset covered the city.

Park Guell in Barcelona is Visually Stunning (Spain).
Park Guell in Barcelona is Visually Stunning (Spain).

Arts and Architecture. Gaudi is famed for incorporating his designs with nature. So, naturally, the arts and architecture you’ll see here reflect those patterns.

Park Guell in Barcelona is Visually Stunning (Spain).
Park Guell in Barcelona is Visually Stunning (Spain).

The Dragon Staircase. Oh well, this seems to be the most visited monument inside the park. And no doubt, the most photographed, too.

There are so many Things to do in Barcelona
Park Guell in Barcelona is Visually Stunning (Spain).

Colours. There are full of it in Gaudi’s works. Don’t just look at them but stare at them: benches, columns, stairs, walls and roofs. They’ll never fail to amaze you.

There are so many Things to do in Barcelona
Things to do in Barcelona

Park Guell is an amazing place to chill in the afternoon.

There are so many Things to do in Barcelona
The park will never fail to amaze you!
There are so many Things to do in Barcelona
The colours, art, and nature in this park will keep your eyes busy!

There are so many Things to do in Barcelona
Barcelona’s Parc Guell
There are so many Things to do in Barcelona
Parc Guell in Barcelona is Visually Stunning (Spain).
There are so many Things to do in Barcelona
What a colourful creation this is!

There are so many Things to do in Barcelona
There are so many Things to do in the city!
There are so many Things to do in Barcelona
You will love this city!
There are so many Things to do in Barcelona

Related Post: Casa Battle – The House of Bones that Gaudi Built

There are so many Things to do in Barcelona

WHERE TO STAY IN BARCELONA

I stayed in these two hostels in Barcelona: Urbany Hostel BCN Go and TOC Hostel Barcelona. I’d recommend both. They’re in a good location and very accessible to the metro. There are also shops and restaurants all around the area. However, when it comes to comfort and amenities, I’d prefer TOC Hostel because the rooms are spacious and the beds are sturdy. They have a nice cafe and a swimming pool, too!

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A wanderer. A frustrated photographer. Hiker. Lover. Half extrovert, half introvert. Solo traveler.

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