Saturday, September 29, 2018

Park Guell, Barcelona quirky and creative solace


      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.






Must see

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

A few facts

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.



17 comments:

  1. Wow, Barcelona looks so beautiful! I need to add it to my travel bucket list.

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  2. Never been to this city. I do enjoy reading and looking at all your photos. Beautiful place to visit.

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  3. Wow. Barcelona has long been on my bucket list of places to visit. Seeing the pictures has made me want to visit even more!

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  4. All of your photos are stunning. Barcelona is on my bucket list of places to visit.

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  5. I love visiting quirky places like this! I've always wanted to visit Barcelona and now I want to go even more. Love the photos!

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  6. That definitely looks like a place I need to explore! I love to travel and any place that's got a lot of creativity is probably my favorite place to go. This looks absolutely gorgeous and I can't wait to go sometime!

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  7. This looks like such a cool place to visit. I consider myself quirky, so this seems to be the place for me. I love the buildings.

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  8. Spain is legit #1 on my to travel to bucket list!!!!

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  9. The mosaic artwork is beautiful. Park Guell looks like a lovely place to visit! The view is stunning.

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  10. I was in Barcelona YEARS ago, and this totally brings me back. The architecture and art there is incredible. (And of course the food is amazing!)

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  11. Barcelona seems wonderful I love the roof tops. It looks likes sort of like snowy gingerbread roof tops. What a few in Park Guell.

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  12. What unique and beautiful artwork and architecture! I would so love to visit Barcelona some day. It's one for the bucket list.

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  13. Indeed such a must visit place. Definitely one for the books. Who would not love to visit this. This is one of my favorite destinations as well.

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  14. wow! This is so wonderful! I 've visited some years ago and I am so happy to remember those moments looking at your pictures!

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  15. That must have been such a fun experience! Those dugouts are pretty cool!

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  16. I've been wanting to visit Barcelona for as long as I can remember. Your post and beautiful images have filled my heart with wanderlust.

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  17. These photos are stunning! Barcelona is on my bucket list and you have made me want to go even more!

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