I live only 10 minutes walk from the famed Parc Güell, designed by Catalan Antoni Gaudi at the behest of Eusebi Güell & created between 1900 & 1914. Honoured as a World Heritage Site it is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Barcelona. The core of the park, where most of Gaudi's architectural works are located is a pay-in area & I have yet to enter there, but the surrounding area, much larger, contains mostly wild gardens, architectonic structures of Gaudi's design & the house where he & his family lived for twenty years.
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I've visited just a few times & not had much success in capturing the essence of the park as a whole, but here are some images that show impressions of some of the aspects it has to offer.
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Below is the house where Antoni Gaudi & his family lived. It was built by Francesc Berenguer four years into the construction of the gardens & was meant as a show home for prospective buyers, as the park was originally intended as a housing development.
The park is situated high up on Carmell Hill, La Salut, within the barri of Gràcia & overlooks Barcelona city towards Mar Balear, the Balearic Sea region, within the larger body of the Mediterranean Sea.
Some images from around the gardens.
To the north & north-west Carmel Hill inclines & is densly treed.
And on the other side of the wall...viva la résistance!
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