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The Park Güell is a garden complex with architectural elements situated on a hill. It was designed by Antonio Gaudí and built in the years 1900 to 1914. It is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The park was originally part of a commercially unsuccessful housing site following the idea of the Count Eusebio de Güell. It was inspired by the English garden city movement, hence the original English name Park. The main entrance is located in Olot street (I recommend you start your visit from this place). There are a lot of nature reminiscences along the park. For example the iron fence of the garden depicts sea shells. The lovely two pavillions where used as the guard house and they're currently the reception office and a bookshop specialized in Gaudi's works. One of the pavillion imitates a chair to ride an elephant because Güell family was in love with India.

El Parque Güell es un complejo de jardines con elementos arquitectónicos situado en una colina. Fue diseñado por Antonio Gaudí y construido entre los años 1900 y 1914. Es uno de los lugares Patrimonio de la Humanidad de la UNESCO. El parque fue originalmente parte de un fracasado proyecto de barrio residencial siguiendo una idea del conde Eusebio de Güell. Se inspiraba en la idea de las ciudades jardines inglesas, siendo por ello el nombre original de "park" en inglés. La entrada principal se encuentra en la calle Olot (te recomiendo que comiences tu visita por aquí). Hay muchísimas reminiscencias naturales a lo largo del parque. Por ejemplo la cancela metálica de la entrada representa conchas marinas. Los bonitos pabellones de la entrada eran la casa para el portero y actualmente son la oficina de recpción de visitantes y una librería especialozada en libro de obras de Gaudí. Uno de los pabellones imita una silla para montar elefantes porque la familia Güell se sentía muy atraida por la India.

Address: Carrer d'Olot 7, Vallcarca, Gràcia, 08024
Directions: Metro; line 3. Lesseps Station, then follow the street signs.
Phone: 93-317-39-740
Website: http://www.bcn.es/parcsijardins

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  • Updated Jul 19, 2006
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