Gaudi Parc Güell

 

Parc Güell

Park Güell was designed by Antoni Gaudí and built in the years 1900 to 1914. It is one of the largest architectural works in south Europe and one of the world heritage sites. The extraordinary craftsmanship and unusual use of materials and plants throughout the park will delight the eyes. The marvelous technique of using colors makes it one of the most famous touristic destinations of Spain. The park was originally part of a commercially unsuccessful housing site, then it became to a municipal garden.  This is a garden complex that houses a series of dynamically designed buildings, including Gaudí’s house.  Most buildings have the “trencadis” (surfaces covered with irregular ceramic pieces) that is characteristic of Gaudí and Art Nouveau.  The colonnaded hall and the terrace with serpentine shapes are the most famous places in this park.  This park is the perfect place to take a peaceful stroll while enjoying nature and looking at Gaudí’s artwork.

The salamander in Park Güell has become a symbol of Gaudí’s work.

Salamander in Park Güell

Salamander in Park Güell

 

Gaudi is noted for  incorporating nature into his construction.

 

Gaudi’s park bench demonstrates his preference for curves which add functionality to the bench by allowing sitters to face eah other for easier conversation.

 

Somebody lost his head over Gaudi!