Parc Guell, Barcelona

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Carrer d'Olot 7, Vallcarca, Gràcia, 08024 93-317-39-740

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    Parc Guell

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated Nov 22, 2013

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    Park Güell is a garden complex with architectural elements situated on the hill of El Carmel in the Gràcia district of Barcelona.
    The acquaintance with "Barcelonian modernist style" is impossible without visiting of park Guel. Eusebio Guell has got a farm on the western surburb of Barcelona on a slope of mountain Pilada (Bald mountain) in 1899.

    You can watch my 2 min 23 sec Video Barcelona Park Guell Gaudi part 2 out of my Youtube channel or here on VT.

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    Casa-Museu de Gaudi

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated Sep 28, 2013

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    There is the Gaudi's house-museum (Casa-Museu de Gaudi) in Guell park. The arcitect lived there from 1906 till 1926. Being engaged in the organization of park space, Gaudi tried to keep everything created by the nature as much as possible. Therefore it is possible to admire true caves, unusual thin columns reminding trees, fantastic flowers.
    Today this private centre is open to the public to give the visitor a more intimate glimpse of the Catalan architect.

    You can watch my 5 min 16 sec Video Barcelona Park Guell by Gaudi part 1 out of my Youtube channel or here on VT.

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    Avoid the climb up to Park Guell: use Vallcarca

    by adelinemmc Updated Sep 19, 2013

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    To arrive at the top of the park, near the 3 crosses, use Vallcarca station to get to the park, and benefit from a long series of escalators. You'll only have a short flight of stairs to get to the park.

    Outside teh station turn left and follow the road a bit until you come to the road "Baixada de la Gloria", turn left again and here are those lovely escalators.

    Have your stroll from the 3 crosses through the park, always going down and exit via the main entrance, then walk down to Lesseps or the bus stops. Much nicer way to see it all in the sun, without breaking into a sweat!

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    by yvgr Updated Dec 8, 2012

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    This place is a tourist trap! Very crowdy...!! Lots of things to look at, nice art...if you like Gaudi's lovely art since there's always something new to discover... in colors or forms.Park Güell (Catalan: Parc Güell [ˈparɡ ˈɡweʎ]) is a garden complex with architectural elements situated on the hill of El Carmel in the Gràcia district of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. It was designed by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí and built in the years 1900 to 1914. It has an extension of 17.18 ha (0.1718 km²), which makes it one of the largest architectural works in south Europe. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Works of Antoni Gaudí".

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    Took me a while to find the Gecko statue

    by SallyL26 Written Sep 21, 2012

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    As everyone has said, the park are huge. View was stunning. Thankfully when we went there the weather hold up too. So overall it was a great experience. However, it took me a while to find the Gecko or Lizard looking statue. I really thought it was on top of the mountain, but it wasn't! It was standing there right in front of the entrance! Oh well after all we did see the stunning view

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    An interesting park by Gaudi

    by muratkorman Written Jul 21, 2012

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    This interesting park is like an exhibition of Gaudi's creativity. Starting from the steps where a mosaic lizard welcomes you, to the stone columns and the mosaic tiled bench on the terrace as well as the walkways and arches, you are impressed as you walk by. You can find Gaudi's museum within the park and further you go up, you find a panaromic view of Barcelona. You can spend a few hours here easily if you also include visiting the museum where Gaudi used to live.

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    by Robmj Updated May 5, 2012

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    Park Guell was commissioned by Eusebi Güell (at the turn of the 20th century) who wanted to create a stylish park for Barcelona aristocracy. With Gaudi's design, the park has turned out to be a surreal and offbeat experience, but with a strange and actually enchanting landscape.

    The park takes hours to explore, the many fascinating designs of buildings, gardens, seats and winding paths lead to areas of beauty (some unusual), peace and interest.

    The large cross at the Park's high-point offers the most complete view of Barcelona and the bay. It is possible to view the main city in panorama, with the Sagrada Família and the Montjuïc area visible at a distance.

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    by aventurasdejacey Written Apr 23, 2012

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    This park is absolutely a must-see for anyone touring in Barcelona. Gaudi's architecture and trencadis mosaic work manifest all over the park as various works of art.

    On the other hand, this place is full of tourists and tourist-trap, trinket sellers. It's usually crowded on nice weekends and is really just that, a tourist site. It's about as far ON the beaten path as possible, so it's not very authentic of the local culture, but it is still really beautiful and everyone should see it at least once.

    It also has a really great view of the city.

    *Be prepared for a steep hike up to the park and around the park itself.

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    Parc de Guell - Designed by Gaudi

    by aussirose Written Jan 21, 2012

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    Gaudi was employed by Guell, a wealthy businessman to design this park as part of a new garden suburb on the hill described as 'the treeless mountain.'

    And what a stunning creation. The park has unusual houses (one in which Gaudi lived), tastefully designed pillars that blended into the natural surroundings, lovely mosaic tile work and an amazing dragon made out of tiles.

    I really enjoyed our stroll around Parc de Guell. It's located on the blue tourist bus route and you have to walk up this huge hill to get there but it is definately worth the walk.

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    by adema29 Updated Dec 20, 2011

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    Why is everybody speaking so much about this park?!
    Honestly I was expecting to see something more “exciting”, but in fact, Parc Guell is not as impressive as I it was stated in all the other tips we have read before.
    What is interesting from my point of view is the way Gaudi has built the structure of the park, using the local material and his new vision about architecture.
    You can see here the living development of his columns and his view about the human-nature interference.
    I don’t know how the park was developed but it seems for me that the money was finished after the completion of the entrance, the hall with the Doric columns and the special shaped bench which are amazing without any doubt.
    After this, everything else is impressive in form, but not in color anymore.
    Anyway, if you have a technical “sight” you can see the loads discharging along the leaning columns, twisted or (palm) tree structured. Under the raw rock cladding I could "feel" anyway a stronger concrete structure.
    I have found nice to inform you that, for the shape of the so discussed bench, Gaudi used wet clay to “record” the naked forms of one of the workers.
    Something else… don’t forget to do a trip to the top of the hill at the three crosses… you’ll appreciate the view, especially in a sunny day.
    Another element which is not commented enough is the metal gate on the second entrance. This is also impressive. It is probably a good example of what that Art Nouveau means.
    My conclusion is that the park is under the average as a park, but the architecture of it is still special.

    But, if you really want to know more, go there with the crowd and make your own impression.
    The easiest way to go there is by bus…. number 24 from plaza Catalunya or the bus stops on the Passeig de Gracia.

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    by BruceDunning Written Dec 3, 2011

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    This is a bit out of the way from other sites in the city, but the trek is worth it. Park Guell is another venture of Antonio Gaudi, and in fact he lived in one of the two homes that got completed. The intent of Eusebi Guell, the owner of the land was to have 60 homes developed. Gaudi developed the serene park between 1910-14, as part of the motif to entice people to live here. Eventually the park that was intended to replicate an English garden became a visiting place to the locals to get away form the grime and crowded city center.
    There are a variety of shapes and designs throughout the park, beginning with the sitting arena with thousands of mosaics imbedded into the concrete, the irregular and rough terrace walls and bird nests appearance, columns holding up an upper portion, and winding road 7 trails to the top. The mountain was flat on top, and is now simply a place where a bench rests. It is about 1/2 mile from the main entry to the top, with winding streets all the way. Entry to the park is free, but the small museum is 2 Euro. the park is open dawn to dusk generally

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    Park Guell, the guard houses

    by Martin_S. Updated Nov 14, 2011

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    As you enter the main gate of the park you find two "houses" embracing the sides of the gate. These were originally constructed to be homes for the guards and today one is a gift shop and the other was just recently opened as a small museum (yes extra entrance fee here). My first impression upon seeing these two structures was an expectancy, a sort of waiting, a waiting for Be'er Rabbit to exit one and a troll the other.

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    Park Guell, Bridges

    by Martin_S. Written Nov 14, 2011

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    Scattered around Park Guell are a number of bridge and road elements that allow comfortable access to the park. Some, like the first photo have seating along the edge (closed now) and others, like the second photo actually support a road above and is not actually a bridge.

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    Park Guell, the terrace seating

    by Martin_S. Updated Nov 14, 2011

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    The Serpentine Bench on the terrace overlooking the guard gates at the entrance to the park, is touted to be the longest bench in the world. The design by Jujol (take a look at this website to learn more: http://www.thejoyofshards.co.uk/ww/barcelona/index.shtml) of the bench and its mosaics are as Gaudy as Gaudi and as wonderful to see. The bench almost completely encircles the terrace which was originally designed as an open market area.
    I was surprised to learn that Jujol was the designer of the bench and also the "medalions" on the ceiling of the terrace below as I had "always known" that Park Guell was a Gaudi design. Just shows you how much I have to learn, but that is one of the fun things in travel.

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    Park Guell, Terrace

    by Martin_S. Updated Nov 14, 2011

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    Voted as a World Heritage Site in 1984 by UNESCO, you can see in the photos some of the reasons why, and I am sure you would agree on this decision...I know I do.
    As you approach the terrace you might notice that the columns are not straight, the exterior line leans very noticably inward. The terrace ceiling is decorated with brightly colored circular patterns, done by another artist Jujol, which add a spot of color to the unusually plain (for Gaudi) interior terrace area.

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