Ah Barcelona! My first experience of Europe (if you don’t count the UK). We had a few days before our Transatlantic cruise in which to explore this warm, vibrant city. One of the stops on our itinerary was
Dr Seussland Park Güell created by the artist Antoni Gaudi.
All joking aside, if Dr Seuss and Gaudi weren’t best mates, they should have been. Wandering around this slightly surreal park, you half expected to see Thing 1 & 2 or the Cat in the Hat leap out from around a corner.
I wasn’t completely into the whole Gaudi thing before we went, but I have to say, I enjoyed our time at Park Güell a lot more than I expected.
I don’t recall what we paid to go in, but from the website, entry is 8 euros. We spent a half day here, but could easily have spent the whole day – we didn’t see all the areas of the park. You can buy tickets at a slightly discounted rate if you buy online which is recommended to avoid the queues. There is a free part to the park but for the cool stuff, you need to pay.
The views of the city from the park (which is on a hill) were incredible, and I picked this first photo so you could clearly see La Sagrada Familia (also designed by Gaudi), which I’ll cover in a future post.