Park Güell is such a lovely part of Barcelona and is one of the most beautiful parks I have ever visited to date. It is actually one of the most visited places in the city and as soon I stepped foot inside, I immediately saw why. The place is truly incredible.
The park spans an area of 17 hectares of some of the most dreamy views of the city. As soon as we got to the park, we were instantly in awe of Gaudí’s influence which encapsulates Park Güell in more ways than one, creating one harmonious infusion of the wonders of nature and such sophisticated architecture. We had our cameras ready, eyes full of excitement and energies soaring high after a really good night’s sleep! We were ready to explore.
Park Güell was originally built as a property development project commissioned by Eusebi Güell, Gaudí’s patron which was to create a housing estate within a natural setting in the village of Gràcia. The plan was to build 40 detached houses but only two were actually built in the end, whereby Gaudí lived in one of them. Today, Gaudí’s house is now a museum where visitors from all over the world can delve into the life and work of the world renowned architect.
One of my most favourite parts of the park is this colonnaded pathway and as we were walking through it, there was a vocalist / guitarist playing beautiful music in the background. Felt like I was in a movie. Actually this reminded me of the Cheetah Girls movie from the Disney Channel; so to all my Disney kiddos in the early ’00s outchea, y’all know what I’m talking about. Genuinely felt like channeling my inner Chanel and bursting out into the song, ‘Strut’ in particular. Anywaaaays, love love love this so much. Would totally revisit this wonder of a dress over and over again.
I would definitely recommend booking before you get there to avoid waiting around in the heat for a long time, so pre-booking is the way to go. This place is a must-see if you’re ever in Barcelona, it’s a one-of-a-kind park and is so worth the visit.