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Park Guell - Reflection of Gaudi

Barcelona, Spain

Have you ever seen an amazing mix of architectural miracles and gardens at the one place? If no, you should definitely visit Barcelona. Experience the rebirth of the spring in one of the top spots in the city - Park Güell. What is so special about this place? It was designed by the famous Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí and built in the years 1900 to 1914. In addition, it was recognized as a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Works of Antoni Gaudí". Discover this unique attraction.


The park was originally part of a commercially unsuccessful housing site, the idea of Count Eusebi Güell, whom the park was named after. It is said that Barcelona is all about Gaudi and the park its one of the most marvelvous one. The intention was to exploit the fresh air and beautiful views from the site, with sixty triangular lots being provided for luxury houses. However, only two of the, were built, neither designed by Gaudí. He bought one of them with his savings and moved in with his family and his father in 1906. Nowadays there is a museum in ex-house of Gaudi.



The focal and the main point of the park is the main terrace, surrounded by a long bench in the form of a sea serpent. It is also a brilliant place to take a break and relax after the walk up to the steep hillside when reaching the park. Don't miss the chance to enjoy the beauty of Barcelona as the main terrace reveals an amazing panorama. The park is full of unusual and colorful sculptures, mosaics and narrow twisting pathways which meander through the park. Try not to get lost!

Barcelona, is much more than Gaudi buildings. Other than Gaudi, Barcelona does offer a lot in terms of architectural greatness. Discover the downtown with its famous monuments, streets and squares. There is no way you are going to get bored in Barcelona. Enjoy the feeling and a city life!


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