When the idea of a city break to Barcelona came up, I was a little unsure about what the city would offer. Through a complete lack of research and education on my part, I’d made up my mind that it was a city not worth getting crazily excited about as I would with say, Paris or New York. And it was only after I had dinner with a friend who adores the city and gave me a page full of recommendations, that I started to feel like Barcelona could well be up my street. Let’s just say upon my return home, I was not disappointed and quite cross at myself for being so narrow-minded in the first place.
Park Guell itself is free to enter, though if you want to take ‘that’ Instagram picture, then you have to book to get onto the Monumental Core, a preserved area of the park. I’m actually glad we didn’t book this as the views from the top of the park are exactly the same, if not with a better panoramic scope. There was also a lot of building work going on around that area so it was quite dusty and noisy at this time. Even if you don’t wish to see the Gaudi work at Park Guell, it’s definitely worth a visit to explore the various trials.