Park Guell and the Magic Fountain of Montjuic – Barcelona

Colorful Park Guell - Barcelona, Spain

Rock Pillars Park Guell - Barcelona, Spain

Rock Pillars Park Guell - Barcelona, Spain

Park Guell Pillars - Barcelona, Spain

Park Guell Entrance - Barcelona

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Park Guell - Barcelona, Spain

Park Guell Pillars - Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona Park Guell

Barcelona City View from Park Guell

Park Guell - Barcelona, Spain

Park Guell Cross - Barcelona

Rock Cross Park Guell - Stylishlyme

Park Guell Entrance - Barcelona, Spain

Rainbow Over Magical Fountain - Barcelona, Spain

Thousands of People at the Fountains - Barcelona, Spain

Magical Fountains Blue Sky - Barcelona, Spain

Magical Fountains Dusk - Barcelona, Spain

Beautiful Magical Fountian - Barcelona, Spain

Magical Fountains Barcelona, Spain

Street to Magical Fountains - Barcelona, Spain

The Colorful City of Barcelona

The top place on my Barcelona sightseeing checklist was Park Guell. I had seen photos of the pillars, vistas, and decorative creations, which is why I had to experience this unique destination for myself. The trek to this park is not an easy one, it’s actually very far, as it sits on the outskirts of the city. To get there, we took advantage of the abundant and efficient public transportation that Barcelona offers. We set out from the center of the city, Place de Catalunya, on Bus 24, but, like with all buses, it’s a bit of a ride with lots of stops. There is the option of the metro, which is faster, but with the walk uphill we opted to take the bus because it drops you off right at the entrance thus avoiding the long walk to the park. Research pays off.

This garden, complex with architectural elements, was everything I imagined and then some. As you can see from the vivid photos and the big smile on my face, I really enjoyed Barcelona’s Park Guell. Designed by the creative mind of Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí the park offers a peace and calming effect, sans the many tourist. The main terrace is surrounded by a long bench, where I sat in the first photo, in the form of a sea serpent.

We also climbed to the large cross at the park’s high-point, where we were offered the most complete view of Barcelona.

I previously shared what I wore on this day of exploring, An Outfit for a Day at the Park.

The same day, a Thursday, was an evening spectacle worthy of postcards and massive crowds, Barcelona’s Magic Fountains. You might be thinking, these photos are fake… They’re not. A light summer rain greeted us as we approached the head of Avenida Maria Cristina in the Montjuïc neighborhood of Barcelona, Catalonia from Plaça d’Espanya. The weather combined with the light of a beautiful sunset lit the sky and buildings with beautiful colors and dynamic contrasting shadows. It was breathtaking. I mentioned it was Thursday, this is important as this magical fountain of music, light and movement only happen Thursday through Sunday every half-hour between 9:00 and 11:00pm May to September and October to April Fridays and Saturdays every half-hour between 7:00 and 8:30pm.

Without a doubt this was one of my favorite “tourist” days. If you missed my first post from Barcelona, check it out: Wandering in Barcelona.

Thank you so much for your comments.

Stay Stylish,
-V

Amazing photos by: @peterlang

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16 thoughts on “Park Guell and the Magic Fountain of Montjuic – Barcelona

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    Ron

    Wonderful !

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    Sounds like an amazing stop on your trip! The pictures are gorgeous!!

    May I ask .. what camera and lense(s) are you using for most of these shots, especially the landscape pictures??

    Thanks!

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    Carla

    No doubt you had a great time, Barcelona is a beautiful city and I totally agree with you about Parc Guell it has always been my favorite spot (regardless of the huge crowds) it has a certain something that no other parks I´ve been can beat. Next time you are in town and you need a guide count me in!

    xx, Carla
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      Vanessa

      I’m definitely coming back to this city!

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    Jo

    Lovely pictures. Barcelona is one of my favorite cities, I hope you had a great time.

    Jo

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    you are so stunning. more stunning than barecelona. missed ur blog! xO!
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      Vanessa

      You’re so sweet! Thank you. I’m back =)

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    Niki

    Gorgeous photos! I’m so jealous, the colours are so pretty!

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      Vanessa

      =) thank you, the colors in Barcelona are unreal!

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    Wow!! these photos are amazing! I’m looking forward to seeing this city, maybe next year! I really like it, it’s colors and so on…
    Kiss, Alessia

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      Vanessa

      Thank you Alessia!

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    Amazing photos! Thank you so much for sharing.
    Barcelona is on my list too – my daughter has been there twice already so I think it’s time for me to visit this beautiful and lively city.

    Annette | Lady of Style

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      Vanessa

      Yes, next time you two should make a trip of it. I fell in love with it!

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    Aww it looks beautiful!! I’ve never been to Barcelona but I definitely want to go there soon! 🙂
    xo Andrea
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      Vanessa

      It wasn’t on my list of go to places but it was a great surprise! It’s an amazing city.

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    GORGEOUS!!!!

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