Nested in the hilltop amidst of nature, in the city of movers and shakers, Park Guell is Antoni Gaudio's whimsical creation and iconic muse. A captivating and at the same time quirky yet creative Park Guel is one of the most unique parks I have ever come across. A burst of rainbow colors in the mosaic bask in Barcelona sun, a stroll or walk will give you Gaudi's sheer artistic vision. Initiated and planned as a posh housing community in the 19 hundreds inspired as a in garden city movement by Antonio Gaudi and entrepreneur Eusebi Güell, this unsuccessful business venture turned into a park.
1. Salamander, popularly known as "el drac" (the dragon), at the main entrance. The side walls of the entrance stairs are filled with mosiac art work on tile. Every piece of the square-shaped tile is encrypted with a own design.
2. Hypostyle Room, the main floor which has the roof embedded with mosaic artwork supported on big round pillars
3. Austria Garden, a collection of Austrian plants and trees
4. The terrace with serpent style benches which has every square in unique mosaic tile work and from where you see the breathtaking view of Barcelona
5. The two pavilions, one has a picture and video collections from Gaudi's life and the other is a souvenir shop
6. Passeig de las Palmeras, a unique pedestrian walk flanked with stone columns in the shape of palm trees
7. El viaducto dels enamorats, an unique architectural delight
8. Gaudi house, get an insight into Gaudi's life in up close and personal
1. Park Guell is very crowded and only 400 people are allowed in one visit. Try to visit as early as possible to avoid the crowd
2. Tickets are easily sold out. Buying in advance surely sets you for a stress-free outing and avoid the stress of not able to get into the park if tickets get sold out.
3. The park has a cafeteria but it would be better if you could pack your own food.