The Modernist “Parc Güell”

The Modernist “Parc Güell”

The Park Güell is the architectural complex that reflects the artistic fullness of Antoni Gaudí, located in the upper part of the city of Barcelona. The history goes back to the beginning of the 20th century, when Count Eusebi Güell commissioned the famous architect this great complex. The park was conceived to build high standing homes in a natural and artistic environment.

Parc Güell (in Catalan) was built by Gaudi, when he was still young, coinciding with his most naturist period. When the master Gaudí handed the project to the count, he was impressed by its magnificent design. The architectural complex was built between 1900 and 1914, although it was inaugurated in 1926. In 1984, three architectural works by Gaudí; the Güell Palace and the Casa Milà as well as the Park Güell were part of the UNESCO World Heritage declared as “Works of Antoni Gaudí”.

Parc Güell. Photographer Umberto Nicoletti

The park is located on Mount Carmel in the district of Gracia. It has an extension of 17.18 hectares and each corner immerses you in a fantastic world with different pictorial textures. The most emblematic locations are the pavilions, the staircase, the square, the hypostyle hall. All of them have a unique style. The park keeps a secret that makes it more fantastic. Gaudí designed this project so that he could self-stock up on natural resources such as rainwater to irrigate the garden, drink it, and if it was left over, the wáter would pour into the Dragon in the main entry of the parc. The genius who died hit by a tram was a visionary, whose projects are the subject of study by architects from around the world.

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