"Park GŁell" Parc Guell Tip by Marpessa

Parc Guell, Barcelona: 327 reviews and 695 photos

  The entrance and the summer crowds
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      Sign at the entrance
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      And more beautiful mosaic designs!
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Well if it weren't for all the tourists Park GŁell would be perfect. Haha, well I was just another tourist adding to numbers, so I shouldn't be the one to judge.

Park GŁell was designed by artist/architect Antoni Gaudi and named after one of his patrons Count Eusebi GŁell. At the entrance in particular you can notice that the style is definitely Gaudi. The two houses remind me of gingerbread houses as if from Hansel and Gretel.

Throughout the park there are beautiful mosaic designs, they are found on the stairs, on the ceiling where all the columns are, and along the front of the seats where you get spectacular views of Barcelona and the Mediterranean Sea.

When I was there there were heaps of people enjoying the beautiful sunny day, at the top of the park was a small group of men playing some traditional Catalan music. It was beautiful to sit beneath the trees and enjoy the music and the view (and of course I gave some coins for their playing as I had enjoyed the music).

I think Park GŁell would be the perfect place to go for a picnic and just relax - if you can find a spot to yourself ;).

For more photos check out my 'More Photos of Park GŁell' travelogue.

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

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 17, 2008
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