Parc Guell, Barcelona

Parc Guell
One of the star attractions of Barcelona is the Parc Güell, the second most visited park after the Ciutadella. Probably only because of its location in the north of the city. The park owes its magnetic attraction to th fact that it was designed by Gaudí.

In creating the park, Gaudí used shapes which harmonized with the landscape. Always aware of the struggle betwen man and nature, he built a complex garden of staircases, animalike sculptures, curvy ramps, and viaducts.

Today, the park is declared a monument of world interest by UNESCO and has had this status since 1984.

Lastly, expect a climb regardless of how you get to the park (well perhaps unless you drive). I think the best way to get there though was with the Bus Turístic. The Metro is a much longer walk away from the park. Admission to the park is free!

See my travelogue on this park.

  • Phone: +34 93 317 39 74
  • Directions: Metro; line 3. Lesseps Station, then follow the street signs.




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