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Park Güell Barcelona: Visit Antoni Gaudi’s Utopian Vision

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Barcelona’s Park Güell is what happens when a wealthy Catalan industrialist employs the world’s most creative architect to construct paradise on Earth.

Surprisingly, Antoni Gaudí came kind of close.

Thus, a visit to this stunning urban park and its marvellous broken tile mosaic benches is a must when visiting Barcelona.

Let’s help you plan the perfect visit to Park Guell.

How to Buy Park Guell Tickets

So, is Park Guell worth it?

With a nearly perfect 4.5 star rating across 10,000+ Park Guell reviews, it seems most tourists are very comfortable with visiting a UNESCO World Heritage site for the price of a pizza.

Just know that hourly visits are capped, so you need to reserve Park Guell dates in advance online:

Park Guell Entrance Fees:

Park Guell General AdmissionPrice
Adults€13.00
Seniors (65+) €9.10
Kids (7-12)€9.10
Kids (0-6)Free

You can grab your skip-the-line Park Guell tickets using the button below:

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Looking to add the Gaudi House Museum to your Park Guell Ticket package? You can get your tickets at Tiqets.

Visiting Sagrada Familia as well? Most tourists schedule both on the same day.

The best way to book both these powerhouses at the same time is with the Gaudi Bundle:

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Park Guell Guided Tours in English

You can upgrade your experience with a fantastic Park Guell guided tour in English. This is a 90-minute tour with actual flesh and blood guides who are Gaudi experts.

These Park Guell tours run daily at 10:30 am, 12:15 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:45 pm and 6:15 pm every day during high season. Tours are reduced in the off-season, so click the button below for more info:

With this tour, you’ll skip the lines and have a great Gaudi education at one of the world’s best parks.

Park Guell Tour in EnglishPrice
Adults€28.00
Kids (7-11)€25.00
Kids (0-6)Free
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Park Guell + Sagrada Familia Combo Ticket

If you intend to visit both Park Guell and Sagrada Familia, I suggest getting the Gaudi Bundle.

This combo ticket gets you skip-the-line tickets to Park Guell and Sagrada Familia in the same reservation.

You’ll also get a Barcelona city audio guide app (a €10.00 value, good for the whole city) thrown in.

The whole package is just €59.00.

The cherry on top? They also give you a free Park Guell audio guide.

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What is Park Guell?

At 17 hectares, Park Guell is one of the largest green spaces in Barcelona. It’s currently a privatized park featuring large gardens and compelling architectural elements.

Park Guell is the size of 13 city blocks and keeps watch over Barcelona from the hills above the Gracia district, offering a magnificent panoramic view of the city and the Mediterranean Sea.

First things first, though – who built Park Guell?

Park Guell was conceived in 1900 by wealthy industrialist Eusebi Güell. His intention was to create a lavish, Utopian housing development in the middle of a park using the world’s most cutting-edge Barcelona architecture.

Cue Antoni Gaudi.

⚠️  2024 Warning ⚠️: It’s now mandatory to book your Park Guell tickets in advance.

Sell outs are extremely common, especially on weekends.

The only way to guarantee your spot is by booking Park Guell tickets online:

The legendary Catalan architect was asked to design 60 luxury homes for a planned community far away from Barcelona’s smoky factories – all with the latest technology and a touch of art.

In the end, the houses didn’t sell (I know, right?) and Park Güell construction was halted in 1914.

With only two homes finished!

Regardless, Park Güell was declared a UNSECO World Heritage Site in 1984 and now welcomes over 3,000,000 tourists annually.

park guell mosaic benches with tower

What to See at Park Guell

Let’s get one thing out of the way first, because this is essential: Park Guell is made up of the Monumental Zone and the Free Zone.

If you’re asking what Park Güell is most famous for, know that everything you’ll see in the postcards is found in the Monumental Zone which requires an entrance ticket – the Free Zone is more of a backyard garden.

The Park Güell Monumental Zone

You’ll see the park hemmed in by a rustic stone wall with its emblematic ceramic medallions bearing the name Park Guell.

There are two trencadís-speckled buildings that look a lot like gingerbread houses from Hanzel and Gretel. They were once the Park Güell porter’s lodge complete with a waiting room and telephone booth.

A journey up the Park Güell stairway offers goblin shapes, Catalonian symbols, and the famous Park Guell mosaic dragon: the most famous image of the park.

It’s actually a salamander 😛

the mosaic salamander lizard in park guell barcelona spain

Further up the staircase, you’ll find the Doric Temple, which was intended to be the market of the estate. Its twisted columns give the impression of being on a patio built on tree roots.

Keep walking, and you’ll get to the undulating Banc de Trencadis, Park Güell’s famous ceramic benches created by Josep Maria Jujol, one of Gaudi’s closest contemporaries.

Apparently, this is the longest bench in the world.

Here you’ll find the massive tile-decorated esplanade and centre-piece of the park called Plaça de la Natura (Nature Square). The view of the city from there is amazing.

In all, how much time does it take to see Park Güell? Expect a full tour to take around 75 minutes.

palm trees the park guell free zone

The Park Güell Free Zone

For those asking if you need tickets to Park Guell, the answer is technically ‘no’ if you consider that the Free Zone takes up 92.1% of the park – so you’ll have a ton of terrain to explore for free.

That said, none of the major things to see at Park Güell are found here.

In general, the space is more wild and garden-like similar to Barcelona’s top natural parks.

You’ll find a seemingly endless stream of sculpture-adorned paths, creeping uphill and offering spectacular views of the city.

At this public park, you’ll also see some of Park Güell’s original homes, including the famous Gaudí House Museum. It was here that architect Antoni Gaudi lived from 1906-1925. 

In 1963 the house was turned into a museum about Gaudi and his life.

💡 Looking to max out your visit? Wondering the best time to visit Parc Guell? Check out my Park Guell visit tips.

Park Guell Hours 2024

Park Guell HoursHours
January 1st to February 9th9:30 am to 5:30 pm
February 10th to March 30th9:30 am to 6:00 pm
March 31st to October 26th9:30 am to 7:30 pm
October 27th to December 31st9:30 am to 5:30 pm

When is the Best Time to Visit Park Guell?

In my opinion, the best time to visit Park Guell is in the morning light so I advise the earlier the better.

Your best bet is to get Park Güell entrance tickets before 9:00 am and show up about 30 minutes before to walk the free zone. The crowds won’t be any thinner during the day.

After, I suggest walking back into the city. It’s downhill. Get a feel for how locals live by having a carajillo (a shot of espresso with chosen liquor) in a random cafe. Then head to the Gracia district for brunch. You’ll have the whole day ahead of you.

If you just can’t get up, then I recommend the later time slots toward closing time.

In summer, I would strongly advise against visiting Park Güell between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm as the sun (and crowds) could take you out!

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How to Get to Park Guell

I break down the methods fully in my post on how to get to Park Guell, but here are the main options:

Park Güell Shuttle

01/02/2024: The Park Guell shuttle still has not resumed service post-COVID. I’ll add more info here should it become available.

The city of Barcelona now offers a free return shuttle for Monumental Zone ticket holders.

The shuttle runs from Alfons X (L4) metro station during Park Guell opening hours.

The trip to Parc Güell will last 10-15 minutes and run every 7 minutes.

🚌 Coming to Park Guell? Make sure you know how to get around Barcelona on public transport first.

Taxis to Park Güell

Since Park Guell is both out of the way and uphill, this is a great chance to take advantage of a €5.00 discount on Spain’s taxi app program: Free Now (formerly MyTaxi).

You’ll save so much time and end up paying only about €5.00 or €6.00 from anywhere central. This makes for a great option if you’re travelling in large groups or with kids.

In all, expect to pay about €15.00-20.00 to get up the hill from the city centre.

For more information, see how to sign up with Free Now.

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Park Güell by Metro and Bus

  • Bus 24 from Passeig de Gracia or Placa Catalunya will get to you right to the gates.
  • Bus 92 connects Park Guell to the sea and Sagrada Familia, but expect a ten-minute walk.
  • Metro stops Lesseps or Vallcarca on the green line L3 (a 15-minute uphill walk).
  • With the Bus Turistic. The bus leaves you a short walk from the park.

If you’re still a bit confused on Park Güell directions, drop me a line below with a departure point for some custom advice.

How to Get to Park Guell from other Barcelona Attractions

  • Sagrada Familia: to get to Park Güell from Sagrada Familia walk to the Pg. de Sant Joan – Còrsega bus stop and grab bus V19. From here, it’s about 20 minutes on the bus, and you’ll get off at the Ramiro de Maeztu – C N Catalunya stop. It’s about 170 meters from the park entrance.
  • Casa Batlló: to get to Park Güell from Casa Batllo exit the house and cross the street to take bus 24 (right outside the Mcdonald’s) and it’ll drop you off right at the park entrance. It’ll take about 35 minutes.
  • La Pedrera: to get to Park Guell from Casa Mila, take a right on Passeig de Gracia when exiting the house and grab bus 24 right in front of the Gucci shop. The trip right to the entrance takes 30 minutes.
  • Camp Nou: to get to Park Guell from Camp Nou, take the blue metro line from Badal to Diagonal and then take bus 24 at Passeig de Gracia. It’ll take about 50 minutes.

Related: Is Park Guell Worth It?

the moasaic benches at park guell with panoramic view of the mediterranean sea

Visiting Park Guell Tips

  • Book Park Guell tickets online or you may be waiting hours.
  • Leave at least 50 minutes to get to Park Güell from the city centre.
  • If you’re hungry, check out my list of the best restaurants near Park Guell.
  • Remember: there’s a 30-minute grace period for entry times (e.g. 9:00 tickets admitted till 9:30).
  • Check out my list of things to do after visiting Park Guell to keep the party going.
  • If you’ve booked Parc Güell ticket online, head to the west entrance as it’s less crowded.
  • Bring appropriate ID if you’ll be taking advantage of any Barcelona discounts (senior, children etc.).
  • Bring comfortable shoes if you’re looking to go all the way to the top.
  • Visit Park Güell in the evening for more comfortable temperatures and great sunset photos.
  • Amenities at Park Güell are overpriced and scarce: take your own food and water for a picnic.
  • Shade is at a premium, so bring sunscreen in summer.
  • Those with limited mobility should arrive via a Barcelona taxi or Bus 24 to avoid uphill walks.

Related: How Many Days Should I Stay in Barcelona?

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Park Guell FAQs

  • What time slots are available for the Monumental Zone?

    You can select to enter at :00 or :30 of every hour of the Park Güell opening hours (last entry 1 hour before close).

  • What happens if I’m late for my time slot at Park Güell?

    You have 30 minutes courtesy to be admitted otherwise your tickets won’t be accepted – plan ahead!

     

  • Can I cancel or change my Park Güell ticket booking?

    No changes or refunds can be made with tickets bought at the official Park Guell website.

  • What is the best time to visit Park Guell?

    The best time to visit Park Guell is in the early morning light, or during golden hour before closing. If you visit during peak hours (between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm) the lines and summer heat can become unbearable. Not to mention, the crowds will put a damper on your visit.

  • What are the best things to do near Park Guell?

    The best things to do near park Guell include taking a stroll through the enchanting Gràcia neighborhood, known for its bohemian charm and lively squares. You can also visit the famous Casa Vicens, a UNESCO World Heritage site  or visit the Cosmo Caixa, a science museum located a short distance away.

  • How long does it take to visit Park Güell?

    Including 30-45 minutes return travel time plus an hour each for the Monumental Zone and free zone I would leave 3.5 hours minimum to visit Park Guell.

  • Can I access Park Guell for free?

    Up until 2019, Park Güell workers didn’t arrive to set up ticket barriers at the Calle d’Olot entrance until about 7:45 am. That means it was possible to visit Park Guell for free at this time.

    That said, in 2022 there is now a barrier – the Monumental Zone is free at this time only for residents who show ID.

  • Is Park Guell OK for disabled visitors or those with limited mobility?

    Disabled visitors may have problems navigating the Monumental Zone due to the many steps and uneven paths. Any special access requirements should be sent to [email protected].

Visiting Park Guell?

Consider me your friend in Barcelona. That means you can ask me any question, no matter how ridiculous, and I’ll answer it in the comments below.

So whether it’s Park Guell visit info or just a place to get a decently priced beer, know I’m here for you.

Also, don’t be afraid to join the Park Guell discussion by liking the Barcelona Hacks Facebook Page and joining my group I’m Off to Barcelona. Here you can ask any questions, air out grievances, and chat with thousands of Barcelona travellers.

In the meantime, enjoy your visit to Park Guell.

Hasta luego😄

155 comments
  • November 14, 2019 at 12:23 pm
    Gary Cottiga
    Hi, Last night I purchased via www.barcelonahacks via your link (to TicketBar.eu) 2 x tickets for Park Guell Skip the Line. I was emailed confirmation no problems. However, upon printing the tickets it states in the Important Notes bit that , and I quote: ONLY TICKETS PURCHASED ON THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE parkguell.barcelona WILL BE VALID. Park Guell reserves the right to refuse any ticket that has not been issued by the offical website. Park Guell has no agreements with thirs parties and only sells tickets through parkguell.barcelona. So, my question is, are these tickets I have bought valid as they have not been purchased from parkguell.barcelona? I also purchased 2 x Sagrada Familia Basilica Audioguide tickets via your links. Upon printing tickets, they do not have a statement like above?! I eagerly await your reply. Thanks.
    • November 14, 2019 at 3:00 pm
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hi Gary, I understand the paranoia here but do you think I'd have 6 years in the business and thousands of followers but be selling fake tickets? ;) This is probably just to cover them in the event somebody tries to forge tickets... but I assure you the booking mechanisms used to reserve your ticket are utilizing the exact same system as the official site. Thus, they are considered as such. If you don't get in I'll personally come up there and take you for an expensive lunch ;) Cheers, Ash
      • November 14, 2019 at 4:26 pm
        Gary Cottiga
        Awwww thank you so much Ash for confirming and I did not mean any ill will at all. As you said, just paranoia!!!! You come very highly recommended and subsequently this is why I booked tickets and have planned my whole Barcelona trip from your site. Bravo !!!!!!! May I trouble you again then? We are staying at Hotel Suizo, plaça de l'Àngel, 12, 08002. Please may you instruct the best way to get: from hotel to Park Guell for 10am and then from Park Guell to Sagrada Familia for 1pm the same day and then back to the hotel. Thank you and just name the time and place for that expensive lunch lol.....
        • November 15, 2019 at 11:18 am
          ashley
          Team Member
          Ash
          Also! Oops, sorry about this... the metro stop you'll need to get off at (and return to) is Alfons X, NOT Joanic. I get these two mixed up all the time as I used to live by both.
          • November 15, 2019 at 6:53 pm
            Gary
            Buenos tardes Ash ( I’m practicing!). That is absolutely brilliant. Thanks so much for all you information and well done on a fabulous informative site. Barcelona here I come woohoooooooo.
            • November 16, 2019 at 12:30 pm
              ashley
              Team Member
              Ash
              Woo hoo! Excited for you... please let me know if you need any last minute help :)
        • November 15, 2019 at 11:16 am
          ashley
          Team Member
          Ash
          Thanks Gary. I didn't mean to be sarcastic or anything... but for me throwing my whole reputation away for some fake ticket scam wouldn't make sense. I've got the sweetest gig in the world, making my own hours helping people like you enjoy their holiday! Don't wanna mess that up :) Anyway, the classic Hotel Suizo is easy for Park Guell. Just grab the yellow line of the metro at Jaume I up to Joanic. From here there's the free shuttle (included with every ticket) that'll take you right to the gates. To get to Sagrada you'll take the shuttle back down to Joanic, take the yellow line down to Verdaguer, and then from here it's just a 10 minute walk to Sagrada. And yeah... will schedule us in for a 17 course Michelin starred meal at Tickets as soon as you send me the proof the tickets are fake ;) lol Cheers, Ash
  • November 9, 2019 at 5:32 pm
    Lori
    Hi. My family of 5 and I will Be in Barcelona for the first time Dec 26 for 5 days. How far in advance do I need to buy tickets for the park and any other attractions ? Where are closures listed over the holidays ? Also , do I need to make dinner reservations for that period well in advance ?
    • November 11, 2019 at 1:25 pm
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hi Lori, In general I would say to book ASAP for this period as it's essentially high season. As for closures I've got them listed in my visiting Barcelona over Christmas article. In general in depends but most of the closures are on December 25th and January 6th. I would make your reservations well in advance for dinner :) I've got some great ideas in the article above. Cheers, Ash
      • November 11, 2019 at 2:48 pm
        Lori
        Thanks Ash. This is great. Would you know if there is a similar site to this for Madrid. ?
        • November 12, 2019 at 10:51 am
          ashley
          Team Member
          Ash
          Hi Lori, It has been a plan of mine to launch a Madrid one for some time but I just don't have the time! What a shame :( I don't know of any though maybe Google will yield something for you. I see a lot of travel bloggers which have dedicated articles (like Handluggageonly, one of my favourites) but nothing like a full blog. Cheers, Ash
  • October 24, 2019 at 2:24 pm
    San Cho
    Hi, I am travelling to Barcelona coming weekend. Is it safe to travel during ongoing protest?
    • October 24, 2019 at 2:36 pm
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hi San, Things have been quite quiet this week with nothing major planned for the near future. You'll get up to date info from myself and tourists on the ground in my Facebook group I'm Off to Barcelona. Hope to see you there! Ash
  • September 24, 2019 at 6:42 pm
    RU
    Hello Ash, Do you recommend purchasing the Guided Tour? We plan to do the park after a Montserrat tour that ends @3PM on a Monday. Definitely prefer a guide. Any other options?
    • September 25, 2019 at 11:01 am
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hi RU, Honestly I've heard that people find the guided tour of Park Guell just 'OK' but nothing special. Since a lot of the park is simply the view and the fresh air I would say it's not mandatory (unlike Sagrada Familia)... if you're a huge fan of Gaudi and architecture in general I would go for it. If not just a regular ticket will suffice. Cheers, Ash
      • September 25, 2019 at 9:43 pm
        RU
        Thanks Ash, The tour ends at Placa de Espanya and will need to make our way to the park after. I figure around 4:30 arrival at the park. Is the time of day good? Is there an audio guide and is it helpful?
        • September 26, 2019 at 12:23 pm
          ashley
          Team Member
          Ash
          Hola, yes 4:30 is fine for visiting, not to worry :) As for audio guides, there is one available for purchase/download on the official site here. Cheers, Ash
          • October 22, 2019 at 5:02 pm
            RU
            Hello Ash, How far in advance should we purchase online tickets? We are shooting for 2-4pm on Monday.
            • October 23, 2019 at 11:17 am
              ashley
              Team Member
              Ash
              Hola! I would say to book them ASAP just to guarantee the spot... for 2-4 this is prime time so better safe than sorry.
              • October 28, 2019 at 11:32 pm
                RU
                Hi Ash, We had to switch our plans and now planning to go to Park Güell tomorrow, I don’t see tix available online, can we still go to the park to purchase tickets? Can we go to the free area without tickets? We won’t be back after a tour until 1pm. So I’ll likely be around 3-6pm
                • October 29, 2019 at 8:14 am
                  ashley
                  Team Member
                  Ash
                  Hi RU, I imagine that if you can't find them on the official site that they're sold out. You probably won't be able to get them at the park either. This is the unfortunate reality of booking last minute :( The good news? You can go into the Free Zone without a ticket and still see a lot of the pay area... but at a distance. Cheers, Ash
  • September 23, 2019 at 6:25 pm
    Cynthia McDonald
    Hey, Thanks for the great website! What are the lines like for Park Guell in November? Usually I travel in off season to avoid the crowds. I am only in town for about 2 days, and I plan on going in the afternoon after my free GAUDI walking tour ends in the afternoon (starts about 11am - 2.5 hour tour). Should I plan ahead and get tickets or wing it since it is off season? Also, are there are spots in the free zone where you are able to see the monumental portion? Thanks!
    • September 24, 2019 at 10:55 am
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hi Cynthia, Thanks for the kind words :) Honestly there won't be summer-like lines in November but keep in mind the tickets are still capped and will probably be sold out for peak hours. There's really nothing to lose by booking in advance so I would do it anyway. Just in case. You can look down in on the Monumental Zone from the Free Zone but you'll be about 200 meters away or so from the famous benches. Cheers, Ash
  • August 3, 2019 at 4:54 am
    Anj
    Hi Dave! Thanks for this super helpful site! Travelling with my husband to Barcelona from Sept 1 to 5. Wondering if the following would be worth it: - getting a Barcelona card - getting guided tours of Park Güell and Sagrada Familia. It’s €66 each for both. Is this worth it or should we just download the app? - renting a car to go to Montserrat We are staying in Hotel Balmora at Via Augusta 5, Sant Gervasi. Is this far from Park Güell? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much! Cheers, Anj
    • August 3, 2019 at 6:28 pm
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hi Anj, Thanks a lot for your kind words! I can't comment on the Barcelona Card without knowing what attractions you plan on visiting. Please let me know and I can advise you further. This is a museum-heavy pass that is great if you're seeing a lot of the museums. As for the guided tours... the Sagrada one for me should be mandatory while Park Guell is fine with just an audio guide, or maybe a good bit of research beforehand :) I never recommend renting a car unless it's a big trip up the coast to places that aren't accesible by transport. Montserrat however isn't on this list as it's very accessible... and I'd prefer not worrying about the responsibility of a car etc. It'll be a bit quicker but for me it's not necessary. Your hotel is about 1.3 km (uphill) to Park Guell... not too close but not far :) Ash
  • July 5, 2019 at 4:32 pm
    Dave Polys
    Thank you for mainlining such a helpful website ! Where does the new [2019] park shuttle bus from Alfons X metro station let you off once near the park ? I have seen 2 different answers, hope you know Exactly where it disembarks. Thanks !
    • July 6, 2019 at 11:23 am
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hi Dave, Thanks for your very kind words! I haven't taken it yet but I've heard from people (and confirmed with the map) that it leaves you about 30-40 meters from the main entrance. Cheers, Ash
    • July 5, 2019 at 4:39 pm
      Dave Polys
      oooops ! I meant maintaining ! Dave
      • July 6, 2019 at 11:23 am
        ashley
        Team Member
        Ash
        No worries! I'd hope that readers were mainlining my information ;)
  • June 27, 2019 at 6:48 pm
    Lori
    I can't imagine planning our time in Barcelona without your site! Thank you. Question... I've bought the Sagrada and Park Guell combo but can only get into Sagrada in the evenings - after 6. Should we go to the Park first thing in the morning to avoid the heat (July 30/31/ or August 1) and to Sagrada in the evening? Or does it make more sense to combine them and hit the park in the afternoon? 5 adults with lots of varied interests so I'm sure we can fill the time in between if need be!
    • June 28, 2019 at 11:08 am
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hi Lori, I always recommend doing the park as early as possible in the summer due to heat and crowds... not to mention photos come out way better with the early morning light! This is how I would do it yes, especially if you're not short on time and can fill in the afternoon with some interesting stuff. I'd recommend walking down into the Gracia neighbourhood and exploring as it's a very authentic piece of Barcelona. Ash
  • June 18, 2019 at 2:20 pm
    Vanessa D
    Hi Ash. I love your site. It has been so helpful!! We will be in Barcelona for 2.5 days. I've made a basic plan but want to know if you think I'm missing anything big. I'm traveling with two teenage boys and am trying to leave some free time each day. Half day: Arrive from Santa Pau on Friday around 2pm Head to Montjuic castle and area then the magic fountain at 9:30. Do you have a restaurant recommendation close by to the fountain for after? Day two: Picasso museum 12 Lunch at La Paradeta Park Guell around 4:30 Dinner at Tickets at 8:30 (I'm not sure if this is the right place to take the boys to and it's so early. What do you think?). I also have a 10:15 at Bar Mut. Day three: First Sunday of the month and most places that are free are booked. Walk around La Boqueria, Las Ramblas, Gothic Quarter Lunch in Barceloneta - do you have a recommendation? Were coming from two days in Costa Brava so we don't need to spend much time there. Sagrada Familia with tower 5:15 Looking for a really good, yet casual restaurant for a Paella dinner. We were going to try for the Pedrera at night but I do not want to book in right now since I'm not sure if it will be too much. We are going the first week of August. When is the latest that you think I can book the nighttime experience? I am also confused about the cable car to the castle. When I look at the site it lists three stops (park, castle, mirador), yet when I look at the map it seems to start on the beach. Are their options for the cable car, or does it just leave from one place? Also, should I be worried about the May strike you detailed? Have you been to Girona? I'm looking for a good lunch recommendation, do you know of any? I'm going to try Can Roca for lunch, but since they don't take reservations, I think everyone else in Girona will be trying the same. :) Thank you for having this site. It is so helpful to first time visitors. Regards, Vanessa
  • June 16, 2019 at 9:57 pm
    Zaynab
    Hello! Your article is a life saver, I have only started planning my trip and I leave in two days I booked tickets for the Sagrada Familia before realising there was a city pass card. So unfortunately I have to book it all separately. The tickets have been booked for 12pm with tower admission for 1pm. Do you think that we could do Park Guell in the morning? Also, what would you recommend the best way is from Park Guell to Sagrada Familia? And could we visit Casa Batilo after the Park do you think? We are staying near Urgell station, any other recommendations for us to visit? (We're visiting Tuesday eve - Friday morning) One last thing, do you know of any fresh food markets near Urgell station etc that are open during our visit? Thank you so much!
    • June 17, 2019 at 11:14 am
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hi Zaynab, Doing Park Guell in the morning is always recommended in summer because it's the best time of the day (not so hot) and the lighting is best for pictures. I would visit at 9 am and then you'll have plenty of time to get to Sagrada. To get from Park Guell to Sagrada Familia ake bus V19 from 170 meters outside the park exit (Ramiro de Maeztu – C N Catalunya) and get off at the Pg. de Sant Joan – Còrsega stop, then from there it’s a 13 minute walk. I would not try to fit in Casa Batllo between Park Guell and Sagrada... it would put way too much pressure on you and result in unnecessary travel. Around Urgell you'll find my favourite museum the CCCB as well as the MACBA contemporary art museum... one or both may warrant a visit depending on your tastes. There's also a fresh food market just a 10 minute walk away. It's called Sant Antoni market... though you could walk an additional 15-20 minutes and get to the world famous Boqueria Market which is superior in my opinion, at least from a tourist standpoint :) As for other stuff to do... Casa Mila, the Picasso Museum, and Camp Nou would be the other attractions. I've got a list of all of the top ideas here: https://www.barcelonahacks.com/things-to-do-in-barcelona/ Cheers, Ash
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