"PARC GÜELL - background story" Parc Guell Tip by Maria_75

Parc Guell, Barcelona: 327 reviews and 695 photos

  View of Barcelona from the park
by Maria_75
 
 

What a great place to build a park! And what a great park that was built! This is really an amazing place. After a long day of sightseeing and walking in the city, this is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the view of the city.

This park is also by Gaudí, who planned and directed the construction from 1900 to 1914. It was actually built for Eusebi Güell as a residential garden city based on English models. The plan was to have 60 single-family houses here, but the project was unsuccessful and the park became city property in 1923.

But it is nevertheless one of Gaudí's most colorful and playful works, even if it was never fully completed.

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

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 1, 2004
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