Spending a day in Park Güell is a great option if you want to relax and have a picnic while enjoying the views of Barcelona from the top. Many tourists and locals love this park because of its modernist architectural beauty created by Antoni Gaudí.
It was created for Eusebi Güell, and construction began in 1900. The wavy shapes of its structure, the colourful mosaics in the monuments, and the overall design will captivate you.
If you plan to visit, I recommend wearing comfortable footwear as you will walk a lot around its large area. On hot days, don’t forget to bring sunscreen and a hat if you don’t want to get sunburnt.
There are no bars or restaurants inside the Park and it may be hard to find a really good restaurant near the entrance, so it would be a good idea to bring your own food and drinks. You can find many sitting spots around the park area where you may enjoy a relaxed picnic amidst the nature.
You can access the general area of the Park for free. However, the most iconic and beautiful architectural areas are found in the Monumental area, which you have to pay to enter. It is better to get tickets online in advance (7,50€ per adult from http://www.parkguell.cat/en/buy-tickets/) as they are usually sold out.
The first thing you see as you enter the park – the majestic stairs leading towards the colourful world designed by Gaudí, with its wavy shapes and multicoloured mosaic walls.
Along the way up, you’ll come across the Dragon Stairway, which features Gaudí's multicoloured mosaic dragon (or salamander).
At the top of the stairs, you will come to the Hypostyle Room. This room, with its Doric columns and undulating ceiling design, was originally meant to be a market.
This bridge is designed to imitate the shape of trees, with the holes serving as areas for birds to build their nests.
The façade of the main building at the entrance wouldn’t look out of place in a fairy tale.