Park Guell is located on the El Carmel hill. We found the closest metro stop to the park, but obviously it was at the BOTTOM of the hill. We didn't have exact directions to the park and honestly just started walking in the general direction of the other tourists in front of us. They took an immediate left at the first block and so we followed. There we faced with some of the steepest steps I've ever seen. Those steps successfully led us to Park Guell, but we soon found out it was not the most efficient way. When we finally reached the gate to the park we looked over to our right and saw an escalator that would have taken us up the entire way. If we had just walked one more block further than we did we would have seen signs for the escalator and had a much easier time. We had a good laugh about it and eventually admitted that wandering on our own path definitely made for a memorable experience.
Incredible views of the city.
In the background you can faintly see La Sagrada Familia.