PARK GUELL - BARECLONAJuly 16, 2013
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.
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 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.
There are often buskers playing soothing music, which along with the fragrance of lavender, fills the air with the most wonderful ambiance.
The collection of fascinating architecture includes a walkway, supported by large organic looking stone that almost resemble tree trunks.
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.
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.