What used to be one of Barcelona's most attractive free attractions, Park Guell is now charging admission and limiting the number of people who can enter the park at one time. Although tickets are under 10 Euros, both online and at the ticket office, this is a great change to a city highlight that has been free to enter since its inception.
Tickets are now limited to 400 every half hour, so it's best to buy them in advance online so you're not waiting around once you arrive. You can purchase them up to three months in advance and you can specify the time you'd like up to a maximum of 9 tickets per person, per purchase.
Park Guell — Photo courtesy of Park Guell
Park Guell is one of Gaudi's most magnificent creations, and if you're looking for a leisurely day and a nice stroll in an Alice in Wonderland-esque environment, this is a wonderful venue. Not only can you gawk at Gaudi's works and sit on the longest bench in the world, but the Park gives way to stunning panoramic city views. It's a peaceful and romantic way to spend an afternoon, even enjoying a picnic on the grass while listening to the buskers who are usually playing their guitars and drumming in the park.