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Parc Guell

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Entrance to the park is free, only Gaudí’s house “la Torre Rosa” is not free of charge. Eusebi Guell bought a large farm in the “Muntaya Pelada”, in Gracia. He wants to build a garden city, the works are ordered to Antonio Gaudí.
Parc Guell was born from the merger of two areas, “Can Muntaner de Dalt” and “Can Coll i Pujol”, in the “Muntanya Pelada” (now Muntanya del Caramel), bought by Count Güell in 1899.
But they could only sell three plots, and the work was stopped in 1914 because it had been a failure. Today, the structures are designed for community services, entering the square, the Hipóstila chamber …

Gaudi conceived as a religious sense both organic and urban, and using the 60 meters of slit that has the mountain (the height ranges between 150 and 210 meters respect the sea) to project a path of spiritual elevation, placing in its summit a chapel, but it was never built, in place that currently holds the monument to Calvary (or Turó de les tres creus). With Gaudi worked some of his most common colleagues, Josep Maria Jujol, Francesc Berenguer, Joan Rubió and Llorenç Matamala. The work was carried out by the contractor Josep Casanovas i Pardo.

Parc Güell is one of the great projects of the famous Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí. It was designed for Count Eusebi Güell, who wanted to create a suburban garden city on his former estate. The work was carried out from 1900 and lasted until 1914. The only parts that were completed were: the large entrance hall, two houses, a wonderful terrace, a hall and a few kilometres of paths. The project proved to be totally unsuccessful as a property and in 1922 the property was sold to the town council, which the following year converted it into a municipal park. In the following years it became one of the most visited places in Barcelona. It has also been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Eusebi Guell bought a large farmhouse in the \”Muntaya Pelada\ “, in Gracia. He wants to build a garden city, the work is entrusted to Antonio Gaudí.
Güell Park is one of the great projects of the famous Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí. It was designed for Count Eusebi Güell, who wanted to create a suburban garden city on his former estate. The work was carried out from 1900 and lasted until 1914. The only parts that were completed were: the large entrance hall, two houses, a wonderful terrace, a hall and a few kilometres of paths. The project proved to be totally unsuccessful as a property and in 1922 the property was sold to the town council, which the following year converted it into a municipal park. In the following years it became one of the most visited places in Barcelona. It has also been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The park covers an area of 17.18 hectares (0.1718 km2). The design clearly demonstrates the architect’s hand, and Gaudi’s particular style is evident in every element. There are undulating paths, like rivers of lava, and column-covered walkways with tree shapes, stalactites and geometric forms. Many surfaces are covered with pieces of pottery or glass like a mosaic of colours, which is called Trencadís (fragile).

Thanks to its location outside the city’s movement and at a high altitude, this park is a haven of peace that contrasts with the noise and frenzy of the Catalan capital.
Opening hours :

Summer: every day from 10.00 to 21.00 hrs.
Winter: every day from 10 am to 6 pm

Address
Montaña Pelada, Carmen Hill
District of Grácia
Barcelona

https://parkguell.barcelona/en

41°24′59.6″N 2°09′07.09′07

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