Park Güell: Gaudí’s Barcelona park

Park Güell Barcelona

Park Güellwas designed by Catalan architect AntoniAntoni Gaudí and UNESCO World Heritage Site(1984).

From our bus stop at Plaça Catalunya you can take metro (L3) or you can buy combined TMB ticket on board the bus 24.

In 1900, Eusebi Güell, an industrial entrepreneur, wanted to create a housing development site for wealthy families. The project was a failure as there was no buyer interest. Today, Park Güell is opened as a public park.

Things you must see in Park Güell:

  • Main entrance to Park Güell: enjoy the spectacular view of the stairway with the Hypostyle room.
  • Dragon staircase: on the third platform of the starircas you will find the most famous symbol in the park, the mosaic, tiled dragon also looks more like lizard.
  • Hypostyle Room: tiled celing mosaics look down on the 86 fluted columns.
  • Austria Gardens: it got its name through a donation of trees from Austria in 1977.
  • Nature square: it was planned for staging large open-air shows that could be watched from the surrounding terraces.

If you happen to be visiting Barcelona, not to be missed on a visit to Park Güell. Remember Aerobús connects Josep Tarradellas – El Prat Aiport with the city center.

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