Park Güell

Barcelona, Spain

 
Kristina Shvets

Number one Gaudi work, it was commissioned by his patron, tycoon Eusebi Güellm, who wanted to create a stylish park for Barcelona aristocracy. Initially, the architect was to build luxury houses at sixty lots but only two were built – one was taken by the tycoon himself and another stood empty as no one wanted to move so far from the city center. The awesome park is famous for its amazing stone decorations, stunning tiling and fascinating buildings. At the entrance you will be welcomed by the famous dragon fountain with multicolored mosaic salamander. Then take a walkway supported by twisting rock pillars to the top of Güell– here you get a wonderful view of the park and of Barcelona City seating on a long sea-serpent shaped bench. Workers collected thousands of old tiles and bottle glass to create it. The park is so vibrant that everything seems alive and breathing – all creatures and even buildings – it’s just amazing that it was created more than a century ago. Better come early to be able to see the famous dragon without crowds.

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