Welcome to Parc Güell, Gaudí’s Own Playground

Last week I came back from a wonderful trip in Barcelona and France that left me with tons of photos and uncountable memories that I want to share with you!

I decided to start with Parc Güell because it’s the first attraction we visited and because, in my opinion, it’s the one that you can’t miss when in Barcelona.

Artist in colonnaded footpath, Park Guell - Spain

Artists in colonnaded footpath, Park Guell - BarcelonaAfter a short hike up the Carmel Hill, you’ll get to a public park system composed of gardens and architectonic elements. Park Güell has 2 different areas: the Monumental Zone, which requires the purchase of a ticket, and the huge free access area, which is open to all visitors at no charge. I suggest that you buy your ticket online choosing the date and time-band to avoid queues.

View from the top of Parc Güell, BarcelonaAntoni Gaudi planned and directed the construction of the park from 1900 to 1914 for Eusebi Guell; the original idea was a residential park intended for sixty single – family residences. The project, however, was unsuccessful and the park became city property in 1923.

Soap bubbles in Park Guell, BarcelonaGaudi was a sensitive man with a deep regard for nature as God’s creation and nature, here, is the sole protagonist. In this magic place you’ll be surrounded by vivid colours and natural forms; you will hear artists playing captivating music and kids laughing while mesmerized by giant soap bubbles; you will smell the sweet scent of roses and forget about the ‘real world’: this is Gaudi’s surreal microcosm!

Gaudí House-Museum in Park Güell, Barcelona

Casa del guarda, Porter's lodge in Park Guell - Barcelona

Serpentine bench, BANC DE TRACADIS in Park Guell, Barcelona

Sala Hipóstila in Park Guell, BarcelonaColumns at Sala Hipóstila in Parc Güell, Barcelona

Colonnaded pathway in Park Guell, BarcelonaAs one of the most important attractions in Barcelona and one of Gaudi’s masterpieces – Park Guell has not disappointed!

The Dragon Stairway in Park Guell, Barcelona More posts about Barcelona and Gaudi are coming soon so, make sure to stick around 😉

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