This will be my first trip to Europe. I'm going on a Carnival cruise out of Barcelona in April. We will be arriving at 7:15am on Saturday, the day before the cruise. I didn't know how long it would take to get out of the airport and to our hotel. We are staying at the H10 Casa Mimosa, which is near La Pedrera. I have written them and they will hold our luggage if we are not able to check in that early. I have decided that I want to go to Sagrada Familia and Park Guell. I went ahead and bought tickets for Sagrada Familia online for 12:00. I thought that would give us plenty of time to get there. Afterwards, I would like to go straight to Park Guell. I want to buy advanced tickets to tour the Monumental Zone.
Their website says the Nature Square is being renovated. Are their still plenty of things to see that would make the ticket worth it?
Also, if we tour the Sagrada Familia at noon, what would be the best time to buy tickets for Park Guell? Is 4 a good time? Earlier or later?
Thanks for any suggestions. We will most likely use a taxi to get to the hotel. We plan to use the Metro to Sagrada Familia as there is a stop close to our hotel, but would welcome suggestions if there is a better form of transportation to get to these places. I believe we will also have to take a bus to Park Guell from the Metro station.