Barcelona is renowned for its arts, culture, sports, architecture and food. One of our stops, which really is on top of the list for everyone who comes to Barcelona, was Park Guell designed by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi – someone who has now become synonymous with the city of Barcelona.
On day 2 in Barcelona, we woke up to torrential rain and grey skies. Oh oh, the (in)famous Barcelona rain! For today, our tickets for Park Guell were already booked much in advance. Park Guell sees a lot of tourists and entry to the Monumental Zone is regulated, allowing only strict number of people every hour, so a lot of online forums had suggested that tickets be bought in advance.
I was skeptical whether it was a good idea to leave the plan to visit Park Guell to the moods of the weather gods, or cancel our ticket. As we got ready and devoured delicious breakfast at our hotel, I kept refreshing the weather app on my phone to see if the weather gods had had some sympathy for us!
By the time we left the hotel, the rains had subsided a little and we boarded the bus to take us to Park Guell. The park has three entrances and depending on where you want to access the park from, you can choose different bus and metro lines. We took bus number 32 right outside from our hotel to take us to Lesseps, where a 10 minute walk takes you to an escalator to get to the top of the hill where the park is situated. Even with the escalator, the walk uphill is really inclined, sure to test your fitness levels! Every few levels up, I would stop to catch my breath and see how far up we had come. It was quite a sight when we finally reached the entrance to the Park.