This park was wanted by the aristocratic Eusebi Guell. He wanted a garden city towards the late 19th century and bought a property on the Pelada mountain in the Salut de Gràcia neighbourhood. He entrusted the project to Antony Gaudì.
Of the 60 residences planned only 2 were built; to enter Parc Guell means entering a world of fantasy, in which art and nature blend; each corner is decorated, designed, coloured. In the middle of the park one can admire a ceramic dragon, a stairway which leads to the Sala Hipòstila, a forest of 86 columns which support a platform, originally conceived to be a market and surrounded by benches which recall the shape of snake designed by Josep Maria Jujol, now a privileged observation point for the city below.
A pink building hosts the Casa-Museu Gaudì, where the artist lived from 1906 until his death; on the last floor of this building one may visit the bedroom and studio of the artist; this museum also holds part of the Casa Battlò furniture.
- Carrer d’Olot s/n
- Ph. 93 213 04 88
- Link: www.bnc.es/parcsijardins
- Underground: linia 3(Lesseps)
- Casa-Museu Gaudì: Caretera del Carmel s/n
- Ph. 93 219 38 11
- Underground: linia 3
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