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Planning for Parc Guell & Sagrada Familia

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Planning for Parc Guell & Sagrada Familia

We are planning on going to Parc Guell first and then to Sagrada Familia. Will 2 hours be enough time to allow for Parc Guell or should we allow more time?This advice will be helpful because it will determine what time to allow for lunch before making reservations at Sagrada Familia. 1bull

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1. Re: Planning for Parc Guell & Sagrada Familia


Is two hours enough? That's a personal decision based on how much time you have in Barcelona and your travelling style. Here was our day three of seven days in Barcelona last month:

We made a full day of Parc Guell, arriving around 9.30 am by taxi. We brought a picnic lunch complete with cava and hung there out all day. LOTS to see and watch, including people, music, restoration work, vistas and of course, Gaudi's inspirational work. The park is huge and the further you move away from the entrance, the quieter it gets. The snack bar is surprisingly good as well ... had some cold beer before we left. We left by taxi for Sagrada Familia around 5.30pm and only had to wait in line for perhaps 15 minutes. Caught the approaching sunset inside ... breathtaking and not as busy as we expected (we were able to get a llft ticket for 6.30 as well). We left just before closing (8.00 pm?) and walked back to our apartment to get ready for supper.

Not sure if a day like this would work for you but hope it helps.


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2. Re: Planning for Parc Guell & Sagrada Familia

Bob's got it right and as you're planning lunch, then is suggestion of a picnic is spot on.

Our favourite picnic spot in Barcelona is the astonishing bench, said to be the longest public bench in the world, that winds around the terrace with gorgeous views of the city and the lower section of the park. If you can manage to keep some cava chilled, then with some decent bocadillos from a cafe or bakery, some fruit and maybe some cheese and chorizo you can get the best of both worlds.

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