PARK GUELL - BARECLONA

July 16, 2013

The Wayfarer - Park Guell

Park Guell is a gorgeous Mediterranean garden complex located within Barcelona city scattered with modernist works adorned with intricate mosaics, designed by late master architect, Gaudi.  Park Guell also boasts views that stretch for miles across Barcelona.

The Wayfarer - Park Guell

It's a steep, twenty minute walk to the top of Park Guell but the views make it a worthwhile effort.  As the complex is so large with so much to see, I would suggest reserving at least half a day to explore it. 

The Wayfarer - Park Guell
The Wayfarer - Park Guell
The Wayfarer - Park Guell
The Wayfarer - Park Guell
The Wayfarer - Park Guell
The Wayfarer - Park Guell

The Gran Placa Circular is a large plaza supported by eighty-six huge columns.  The whole plaza is lined by one big bench known as the Serpentine Bench.   It has been painstakingly adorned with brightly coloured mosaics and it makes for a great place to sit down and soak up some of the stunning views of Barcelona city. 

The Wayfarer - Park Guell

There are often buskers playing soothing music, which along with the fragrance of lavender, fills the air with the most wonderful ambiance. 

The Wayfarer - Park Guell
The Wayfarer - Park Guell
The Wayfarer - Park Guell

The collection of fascinating architecture includes a walkway, supported by large organic looking stone that almost resemble tree trunks.

The Wayfarer - Park Guell
The Wayfarer - Park Guell
The Wayfarer - Park Guell
The Wayfarer - Park Guell
The Wayfarer - Park Guell
The Wayfarer - Park Guell
The Wayfarer - Park Guell
The Wayfarer - Park Guell
The Wayfarer - Park Guell

These two unique looking houses flank the entrance to the park and look like something out of a fairy tale; I personally think that they resemble gingerbread houses.

The Wayfarer - Park Guell

Another must see masterpiece by Gaudi is the Cassa Batlló which is located in the heart Barcelona.  Its architecture features almost no straight lines, making it an incredibly unique looking building.  Observing some of the unique Guadi architecture when in Barcelona is an essential experience.

The Wayfarer - Park Guell


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10 comments

  1. Wow what beautiful photo's! I'd love to go, it looks like such a gorgeous place xx
    Gemma | ♥ Miss Makeup Magpie

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  2. @GEMMATURNER - Thank you, I highly recommend visiting!

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  3. The weather looks perfect! The walkway made of rocks is so pretty x

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  4. @NAHEEDA - The weather really was perfect. Can't wait to go back to Barcelona for the weather alone!

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  5. Wonderful and inspiring blog, Keyta! Thanks a lot for following us on Twitter! Travel safe and keep up your great work!!

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  6. @HITCHHIKERSHANDBOOK - Thank you, that mean a lot! :) :)

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  7. Wow! Now I know why u took 500 pictures! Amazing :) so glad I could be a part of that x

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  8. @PATTOLEK - Ahhh it was amazing :) x

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