Last week after P picked up a Barcelona tour guide leaflet at the airport, I realised it’s been years since I last went to Park Guell. You kinda forget to visit local tourist attractions instead seeking places far away from the tourists, only to be one yourself.
Another reason why I haven’t been back to Park Guell, is its location. It’s a mission to get to cycling or by metro. I remember last time, we had numerous escalators to take from the metro as it’s located in a part of a city where the mountain foot hills begin. I also don’t have a reason to go to that area. We went by motorbike and one thing I love about this city is that every area or old village as it got incorporated into the city is vastly different from the next. 10 minutes down the road, it can feel like you’re in a totally different town.
We made it there an hour before closing and in time for the last entrance in. I remember we had to pay last time, but since then the rules have changed. Only 400 people are allowed in every 30 minutes. The queue, while not 400 deep, was long enough we didn’t want to wait in line even for the €7 entrance fee. Which was completely fine. I thought much to my ignorance the park only consisted of the mosaic-ed archways, steps and vista point. I didn’t know that the vast majority of the park with its Gaudi sea and nature inspired architecture is open free to the public. It’s just not fancy with mosaics.
Mastered that blogger pose. Insert lol emoji.
Are there any tourist attractions near you you haven’t visited in a while. It’s always when you move you suddenly realise you might not be able to visit them again and decide to play mini tourist. Except you never get to as you’re too busy with moving.