I dragged Fiona out of the hotel early on our first morning to head up to Parc Güell. An easy metro ride from our hotel and a slight uphill incline later and we were there. The sun had its hat on and I worked up a bit of a sweat in my trench coat.
Since my last visit this place has changed a lot. I was a bit annoyed to find out that you had to have a ticket to enter certain parts of the park now, including the famous platform with the beautiful mosaic benches which I had been able to visit for free last time.
So a word to the wise, if you want to get the full experience buy your tickets online before you get to Barcelona. There is a cap on how many people can enter for each specific time slot so choose your time slot wisely. We joined to queue for tickets at around 11:30 and were told that the next bunch of tickets would get us in for 7pm. So yeah, buy your tickets before you get there!