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Park Güell

D'Olot, s/n, Barcelona, CT 08024 Spain
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    Paula-Kaye Richards
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    5 Jul 20, 2014

    Definitely worth the walk/hike to get here. It's beautiful and quite large so take the time to explore the whole park.

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    Ryan Windsor (Reserve123)
    5 Jul 19, 2014

    A beautiful garden complex with stunning architecture designed by Antoni Gaudí and built between 1900-1914.

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    Tina Nguyen
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    5 Jun 27, 2014

    Park Guell is a bit touristy, but it is a really nice place to explore. It's one of Gaudi's creations, so take some time to visit the place and experience his artistic creation. There is a segment where you don't have to pay, and another part where you do (that's the area that allows you closer to the mosaic chairs and lizard). I've heard that you can enter for free after 6 pm, but I AM NOT SURE ABOUT THIS so you'll have to double check.

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    Liza Prado
    5 Jun 14, 2014

    This is an dreamy, fantastical, and eclectic park designed by Gaudy in the early 1900s. It's definitely worth at least a half-day of wandering to explore the colorful and strange structures that Gaudy dreamt up. Entrance to the park is free though if you want to check out Gaudi's home/museum, La Torre Rosada, there is a fee. For a gorgeous view of Barcelona head to the main terrace, where there is an amazing--and huge--mosaic-tiled serpent bench that winds it's way around the plaza.

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    Steve Hunter
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    5 Jun 12, 2014

    This place looks like they found Atlantis...and then flipped it upside down. If you're into photography you"ll go crazy here taking pictures. Just note, it gets very busy so you may want to try and go early.

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    vermachi
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    5 May 29, 2014

    Another Gaudi masterpiece. There's two part of the park, you have to pay to get into the center of the park but the surroundings are free. You can get ticket online if you know the specific time you will be coming. There's also a ticket booth at the Lesseps station, but somehow only works with 'card with 4 digits pin number'

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    Steve Baumgartner
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    3 May 16, 2014

    There are some cool things here, and a great place to look out over Barcelona. You can probably see everything the park has to offer in about an hour.

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    5 Apr 24, 2014

    Spectacular! I'll definitely be going back there before I leave Barcelona. The day I went it was a bit crowded but it was a Sunday. I'm hoping next time there won't be quite so many people. Regardless, it was incredible!
    Went back on a weekday during the day (also during November, the off season) and it was very nice! Much better without the large crowds.

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    Katrin Baruth
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    4 Mar 25, 2014

    Park Güell is a architectural park on top of the hill of El Carmel. If you are into arts, this is the perfect half day trip. The park ist designed by Antoni Gaudi and is UNESCO world heritage for reason. Beautiful mosaic buildings like a little wonderland. Don't miss the "litte dragon" that you will find on almost every postcard. At a nice day you additionally have a great view over Barcelona to the sea. You easily get there by subway and than its an extra 10 minutes walk to the entrance.

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    Sean Jackson
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    4 Mar 03, 2014

    The park was originally meant to be a private community but never panned out. One of the houses Gaudi lived in is located here. Cool little 15 min tour. It's just nice to walk around this area and admire the artistic nature of it.

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  • Park GüellPro 2014
    Eric Brink
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    5 Mar 02, 2014

    Parc Güell a garden complex with architectural elements situated on the hill of El Carmel in the Gràcia district of Barcelona. It was designed by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí and built in the years 1900 to 1914. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Works of Antoni Gaudí".

    Gayle and I made a special effort to come here when were in Barcelona, and we're really glad that we did. We arrived below via Bus Turistic and walked up the Hill. When we finally left after a few hours of happily wandering around, we decided to talk a nice long walk back to the Plaça de Catalunya. In between, we enjoyed the Dragon, climbing up to the Cross on the Hill, enjoyed the panoramic views of Sagrada Família, the Montjuïc area, and other parts Barcelona, listed to some really good street musicians, did a lot of people watching, and did a lot of inner park exploration. This was a really great (and free) Gaudí Park treat!

    The Park was originally part of a commercially unsuccessful housing site, the idea of Count Eusebi Güell, whom the park was named after. It was inspired by the English garden city movement. The site was a rocky hill with little vegetation and few trees, called Muntanya Pelada (Bare Mountain). It already included a large country house called Larrard House and was next to a neighborhood of upper class houses called La Salut (The Health). The intention was to exploit the fresh air (well away from smoky factories) and beautiful views from the site, with sixty triangular lots being provided for luxury houses. Count Güell added to the prestige of the development by moving in 1906 to live in Larrard House. Ultimately, only two houses were built, neither designed by Gaudí. One was intended to be a show house, but no buyers came forward. Gaudí, at Güell's suggestion, bought it with his savings and moved in with his family and his father in 1906. This house, where Gaudí lived from 1906 to 1926, was built by Francesc Berenguer in 1904. It contains original works by Gaudí and several of his collaborators. It is now the Gaudí Museum (Casa Museu Gaudí).

    Parc Güell is skillfully designed and composed to bring the peace and calm that one would expect from a park. The buildings flanking the entrance, though very original and remarkable with fantastically shaped roofs with unusual pinnacles, fit in well with the use of the park as pleasure gardens. They also seem relatively inconspicuous in the landscape when one considers the flamboyance of other buildings designed by Gaudí.

    The focal point of the park is the Main Terrace, surrounded by a long bench in the form of a sea serpent. The curves of the serpent bench form a number of enclaves, creating a more social atmosphere. Gaudí also incorporated many motifs of Catalan nationalism, and elements from religious mysticism and ancient poetry into this Park. Also around the park are structures that echo natural forms like tree trunks supporting branching vaults under the roadway or sloping columns designed similar way to his Church of Colònia Güell. It's all a fascinating experience and well worth repeated visits to figure it all out and enjoy the Park in various unique ways.

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    Julia P
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    4 Feb 26, 2014

    A surrealist park atop Barcelona which was designed by Gaudi, the (justly) famous architect. Fanciful, windy benches and twisted sculptures punctuate the landscape and make for a wonderful meandering afternoon. You can also visit Gaudi' house, if you are inclined to learn a bit about the man behind the buildings you see all over Barcelona.

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  • Park Güell
    Daniel Mason-D'Croz
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    5 Nov 12, 2013

    This park designed by Gaudi is a wonderland of creativity and imagination. It is like walking through the looking glass. I'd happily move to Barcelona if only to be able to jog every morning in this park.

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    Erin K
    5 Oct 24, 2013

    Park Güell reminded me of some kind of artistic amusement park, where every turn around a corner brings a new ride. The colors are absolutely breathtaking. I especially loved the mosaic dragon fountain at the park's entrance and those haunting stone arches that look like something from a dragon's lair. The park is usually crowded with tourists, but rightfully so - if you only had 24 hours in Barcelona, this is where to come first.

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    Rachel Greene
    5 Oct 20, 2013

    Gaudi's Park Guell is most aptly described as some sort of fairytale playground. Incredible mosaic creatures and structures adorn all corners of the park, which extends to a seemingly endless height.

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    Alison Kjeldgaard
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    5 Oct 19, 2013

    Like many travelers who visit Park Güell, I was struck with awe by the sheer amount of creativity that had to have gone into building this space. Walk to one of the higher points of the park for an ultimate view of the city.

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    Carlos Alberto C
    5 Oct 17, 2013

    On of the most distinctive works of the great Architect Antoni Gaudi, where you could apreciate his concept and relation with the nature and the city.

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    Jimmy Nadēr
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    3 Oct 12, 2013

    Another must-see of Anthony Gaudi's work is the park guell. It is a free public garden crowded with tourist. Gaudi's work is noticeable at the entrance and the work of the stairs which lead to an upper terrace with a longitudinal wavy bench designed by the architect. I love the bench and the magnificent view of the city but what I didn't like was that lack of greenery and the steepness of the topography which led to a lot of tiring stairs and ramps.

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    Trina D.
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    5 Sep 24, 2013

    One of the many contributions to the city of Barcelona by Antoni Gaudi is Parc Guell. It's a gorgeous park with beautiful architectural structures that redefine your thoughts on buildings. There are colorful tiles, columns, wavy benches, and a tunnel that defies your imagination. Maybe yours, but not Gaudi. He was truly a master of his craft. I'm happy to be able to see it in person. The weather was gorgeous when we went and we were able to take plenty of pictures despite the horde of tourists. If you are ever in this beautiful city, check out the wonders of Parc Guell. Free to all.

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    Tali Manouki
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    4 Sep 13, 2013

    Free to the public, this is where Gaudi let loose his imagination and created a truly one of a kind outdoor recreation area in the northern part of Barcelona. Take snacks for a picnic, or purchase items at one of the food stands at the main entrance, either way the Parque Guell is a perfect day outing for couples or large families.

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Park Güell is a large park and garden complex in Barcelona, Spain. It was designed by famed Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi and built at the dawn of the twentieth century. Sprawling gardens surround fantastical architectural elements, which include fountains, seating areas and sculptures. Gaudi’s usual wavy, melting style is on full glorious display and augmented by intricate and colorful mosaics. ... read more
The highest point in the park offers full vistas of Barcelona and the sea beyond.

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