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Park Güell is one of the awe-inspiring public parks in the world. Legendary Spanish architect Antonio Gaudi designed it. It is an enormous garden with distinct architectural elements of Catalan.
In 1984, it was included on the UNESCO World Heritage List to enhance building techniques and architecture in the 19th and 20th century. The residential area represents the symbols of Christianity and Catalonia. You can discover the most beautiful in the city, like salamander mosaic and undulating benches.
The Pak Guell ranks second among most visited places in Barcelona. It is open all year round.
The park was conceived as a luxury residential complex before Guell and Gaudi designed a park that is akin to a fairy tale. The park is named in honor of Eusebi Güell because he was a passionate patron for Gaudi’s work.
Eusebi Guell engaged Gaudi to design many buildings, and their collaboration culminated in exclusive housing development for 60 private villas, a fiasco. He could sell only two houses.
One was Gaudi's house, ‘the Torre Rosa.' Francesc Berenguer built the house where Gaudi lived from 1906 to 1926. Later, authorities converted it into a museum in 1963. The construction period began in 1900 and ended in 1914. Later, Gaudi dedicated himself to the Sagrada Familia.
The park became municipal property in 1923. Like all other Gaudi works, Park Guell became a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Entrance and Concierge Pavilions
Carrer d’Olot designed the main entrance; the two mushroom-shaped pavilions form the entrance. It supported the administration of the guard service and the residence.
Souvenir shops stand here today.
The Monumental Staircase
After crossing the entrance, you will find quite a few staircases and fountains. The most famous salamander resembles a salamander. A mosaic salamander is a symbol of the city.
The Hypostyle Hall and its 86 sloping columns
The Sala Hipóstila refers to a forest and serves as a market. All 86 columns lean to support the load of the large terrace. Circles and mosaics stand for the four seasons and the lunar cycles.
The Corrugated Bench and its colorful mosaics of the Nature Square
Nature Square is the symbolic place of the park above the Hypostyle Hall. Its design resembles an ancient agora. The long bench of mosaics is one of the most photographed monuments of Barcelona.
This 110-meter-long bench has earned the reputation of being the most extended undulating bench in the world. Its famous mosaics and ergonomic shape to sit comfortably attract attention. Gaudi used here new decorative motifs, which are typical to modernist Catalan architecture.
The Park and Calvary
As you walk further park, you will get the gardens of Austria and the viaduct. At the highest hill point, a Calvary is made up of three crosses.
Gaudi Museum (The Casa-Museu Gaudí)
This museum preserves a substantial collection of works of Gaudi. Gaudi designed furniture for the houses Batlló and Calvet, which you can see it in an exhibition on the ground floor. The museum houses the office and the artist's bedroom on the first floor.
The museum lies next to the park. Francesc Berenguer designed it in 1904; the genius architect spent 20 years in Torre Rosa.
The Boutique Laie Park Güell
Here is a shop that sells souvenirs on Antoni Gaudi’s legendary work and the Guell Park. Reproductions, decorative objects, costume jewelry, t-shirts, posters, and postcards are derived products. You can buy specialized books on modernisme (Catalan Art Nouveau), Barcelona, and Gaudi. Go to the entrance pavilions of Park Guell to reach this shop.
Timings are subject to change. You will be automatically booked into a time slot as part of the check out process. Please visit the official website to confirm the time slot before your visit.