Awesome! On my last blog post few days ago I wrote about Barcelona and, funny enough, I just got to know that I will be back there for a few days this summer, therefore I decided to write again about Barcelona today and share more photographs with you :-)
These two whimsical gatehouses in the photo above greet visitors at the Park Güell’s main entrance from Career d’Olot in Barcelona, Catalonia. The Park Güell (Catalan: Parc Güell) is a garden complex with architectural elements situated on the hill of El Carmel in the Gràcia district. It was designed by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí and built in the years 1900 to 1914, becoming open to the public in 1922. Gaudí worked on the opera “Hansel and Gretel” while they were built, so the story is presumed to be the inspiration for their design, which features cookie brown exterior and frosting white roofs.
One of things that most surprised me are the famous seats design by Antoni Gaudí at the top of the park. Full of colors with his incomparable technique, these small pieces of ceramic are mixed together, forming a spectacular and colourful collage. Truly a mind-blowing experience, and enduring proof of the power of the human imagination! I strongly recommend to go to the top to spend some time enjoying the amazing views of Barcelona, I could seat there for hours!
by Felipe Pitta
Stunning photos of stunning architecture!
Thanks Martin! This place is indeed stunning!
I love this park so much
I love this park so much, too! The place is stunning and the views of the city even more. I have been there twice, and the second time I stayed in an aparthotel near the park so that I could see it from my window :)