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
These apartments are located in the historic centre of Barcelona, a short walk from the Ramblas. The apartments are equipped with all modern comforts [...]
This design hotel has an excellent location in a quiet side street only 20 metres from the famous Las Ramblas. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the [...]
Situated in Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter, Hotel Catalonia Port has a modern gym and a sun terrace with a small seasonal outdoor pool. Each air-conditi [...]
Located 50 metres from Las Ramblas and opposite Gaudí’s Palau Güell, Happy Apartments offers free Wi-Fi. Set in Barcelona’s Raval District, it f [...]
These apartments are located in the residential neighbourhood of Sarrià-Sant Gervasi, only 10 minutes from Plaça Catalunya. The apartment hotel com [...]
Bed and Breakfast Via Laietana is centrally located in Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter, 2 minutes' walk from the Cathedral. It features communal kitchen [...]
Set between the 2 main squares at the centre of Barcelona – Catalunya and Universitat – this small, modern hotel is ideally located for exploring [...]