Top 10 Reasons To Visit Parc Guell in Barcelona
Parc Guell, located in Barcelona Spain, is named after Count Eusebi Guell. The original idea for Parc Guell was to be a housing project, but was not successful and building ceased after only two homes were built. The location is now a large garden complex designed by famous architect Antoni Gaudi.
The following article breaks down the top ten reasons to visit:
1. Gaudi House Museum – The museum is named after famed architect Antoni Gaudi. He lived in the house for a short period before his death. He is known as “God’s Architect.”
2. Art Nouveau Architecture – The various buildings such as the Gaudi hotel are perhaps the best examples of Art Nouveau architecture in the world.
3. Stunning Views – The views from Gaudi Park Guell are known to be some of the best in Barcelona.
4. Chapel – The chapel is located at the top of the park above the city and provide great views. The chapel is decorated with a large cross.
5. Sagrada Familia – This yet to be completed church was Antoni Gaudi’s ultimate masterpiece design. It is currently under construction.
6. Municipal Garden – The municipal garden is full of features that were designed by Gaudi and some of his followers. The garden in known for its uniqueness and beauty.
7. Sea Serpent – The sea serpent bench was designed by Gaudi and is located at the entrance of the park.
8. Great Spanish Food – Surrounding the park are a variety of eateries that showcase some of the best food Barcelona has to offer.
9. Serenity and Ambiance – The combined architecture and natural landscape of the park give it a peaceful ambiance found in few places throughout Barcelona.
10. Mosaics – Several of the structures at Parc Guell are ordained with beautiful mosaic designs created by Gaudi.
The park is a very popular place to visit and is host to several hundred thousand visitors each year. It can be visited as part of a tour or on its own.