The Guell parkjewel of modernism, created by Gaudi commissioned by the Count of Güell. It was thought of as a luxury urbanization of the city-garden type on the outskirts of Barcelona. As it was a great commercial failure, it became a public park a few years later.
Its almost 20 hectares are a true reflection of the architect’s style and one of the most beautiful parks in the city. It is recognized as Heritage of humanity by unesco.
Going up the double staircase of the entrance we will find a great dragon that receives us. In the end, a space with 86 Doric columns that support the ceiling and originally thought to install the market, the hypostyle hall. Here we will be struck by the magnificent ceiling rosettes. Above is the large terrace that was thought of as a square, bordered by a 150 meter long waved bench, overlooking Barcelona. All coatings are made with the technique of trencadís, which is an irregular multicolored mosaic.
Gaudí refused to level the mountain, which he solved with winding viaducts supported by inclined columns that recall palm tree trunks. By using the stones of the place, he achieved maximum integration with nature and the environment.
Inside the park is the Gaudí House-Museum It is worth visiting.