Barcelona, Day 1: Park Güell
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I decided my first excursion would be to Park Güell, so off I went on the green line to the Lesseps station. My guidebook had suggested this route; though it never mentioned the hill I had to hike up to get to the park. It is only approximately 200m, but it directly uphill, with only portions of it with stairs or escalators.
The park was beyond my expectations. I think the best descriptor is the word “enchanting”. The terraced plaza area was packed full of people reclining on the iconic serpentine mosaic benches. I was breathless while wandering the columns below the terrace, marveling at the uniqueness of each mosaic. The front entrance’s whimsical appearance gave the area a welcoming and fun atmosphere. My favorite part was probably the arched pathways. There was just something about the shapes and shadowing that was utterly sensual and romantic.
I also visited the Gaudi museum in the park. (see review)
Needless, to say, I went back to my hotel completely exhausted. Luckily, I had a fantastic, comfy bed to fall into.