located on Carmelo Hill, in Barcelona (Spain), was built between 1900 and 1914 and was officially opened as a public park in 1926.
It was inspired by the English garden city movement; hence the original English name Park (in Catalan the name is “Parc Guell”). The site was a rocky hill with little vegetation and few trees, called Muntanya Pelada (Bare Mountain). The intention was to exploit the fresh air (well away from smoky factories) and beautiful views from the site, with sixty triangular lots being provided for luxury houses. Count Eusebi Guell added to the prestige of the development by moving in 1906 to live in Larrard House. Nevertheless this housing development wasn’t a successful one, as the park at that time was far from town and only 2 houses of the proposed 60 were ever sold. One of those two houses was Gaudi’s house, the Torre Rosa, built by Francesc Berenguer.
However Parc Guell is a park which is truly one of a kind. Nowhere else is there a park where beautiful rough stone creations, ceramic tiles, and landscaping details creates such an amazing fantasy world, while at the same time not overpowering the natural setting of the park environment.
Many people rate Park Guell as a must see when visiting Barcelona; not only to enjoy the park but the amazing panoramic view of the city from the main terrace area.
In 1984, UNESCO declared the park a World Heritage Site under “Works of Antoni Gaudí”; a true testament to how extraordinary this fascinating site is. The park is situated on the hill of El Carmel in the Gràcia district of the city. This house is definitely a must see for everyone interested in Gaudi and his architectural style. • #barcelona_world #summer #Barcelonaveskyline #playa #barcelonapuerto #barcelonaramblas #skyline s #barcelona #visitbarcelona #travel #architecture #visitbarcelona #unlimited_barcelona #barcelona #spain #catalunya #art #travelblog #travelblogger #travelgram #travelphotography #travelpics #europestyle_ #topbarcelonaphoto #wanderlustbarcelona #travel #travelblog #travelpic #picoftheday #wanderlust - 3 months ago