One of our days in Barcelona in February, we plan to see Park Guell (9am) La Sagrada Familia (11am) and Casa Mila (4pm). The weather could be quite chilly at 9am so I’m considering going to the Park after La Sagrada Familia versus before. I’m getting online tomorrow to book the tickets and would appreciate input. Unless there is a good reason, I’m not sure we want to stand outside for 1+ hours in the cold morning air when it’s 15-20 degrees warmer in the afternoon. Thanks for your help!
@Lizzie... where do you live? Barcelona isn't "that" cold ever. Being a coastal city in a latitude with a moderate climate, the temperatures in the city are relatively benign. Obviously, if you're, say, a Floridian, then 9am in February could indeed be a tad cold, but, otherwise, it's "fresh" but not unpleasant (in normal circumstances).
Better to get the timed entry ticket early in the morning than in the afternoon. Then you will have plenty of time to get to Park Guell and visit. Takes at least a 30-45 minutes to get from SF to PG. Highs in the 50's lows in around 40.
I live in California! I’m going to get timed tickets but want to know if going to the Park in the afternoon is a bad idea. I think I will forge ahead with the morning time visit. Thanks everyone!
Well, then a visit in the morning can be a tad "cold", just take a proper jacket and a scarf :)... but you'll survive, don't worry, LOL!
... as a suggestion, check WED16 on this old post of mine to combine a visit to both sites with a detour for lunch: http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g187497-i44-k7350676-First_Timers_Help_With_5_Day_Itinerary-Barcelona_Catalonia.html#57433425
Thank you, Enric! We are on the same wavelength because I actually found this exact post yesterday as I searched around this forum. Thank you for sharing your wealth of knowledge with this community!
I was in Barcelona in January. We really enjoyed the weather and thought it perfect for sight seeing. We went to Park Guell at opening (purchased tickets in advance). We had lightweight jackets. By mid day and afternoon it is quite crowded. La Sagrada is always crowded.
"and thought it perfect" my Minnesotan friend says to a Californian, LOL!
@Enric :) Although lately, I think we are warmer and more green than half of the U.S.
Thank you, everyone! For the record I booked the 9AM slot at the Park.
Well, for what its worth, I think that is a good time. Let me know if you need some tips on bundling up. :)