Gaudi's patron, Eusebi Guell, planned a suburban "city." His property was high above Barcelona, northwest and some distance from the city. More than 60 housing plots were allocated although only two homes were built on the property. The project was radical for its time and, as a real estate project, was a failure. The Barcelona City Council bought the property in 1922 and in the following year converted it to a municipal park.
Gaudí avoided levelling the grounds so that the Parc Güell has a network of twisting roads which follow the contours of the land.
The lowest point is the entrance, from which a double staircase leads to the hypostyle chamber, the ceiling of which serves as the floor of the huge public square.
Outlying areas have imaginative viaducts and colonnades, which in their design evoke natural forms.
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Park Guell of Antoni Gaudi
Zip code :
Barcelona - Spain
Website : Park Güell - Barcelona
Opening hours :
November to February from 10am to 6pm - March and October from 10am to 7pm - May to August from 10am to 9pm
(34) 93 413 24 00
Metro: L3 Lesseps / Bus: 24 - 31 - 32 - 74 - 92