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My job allows me to visit a lot of Alaska on a yearly basis. I wanted to capture the trips in one location!

Park Güell ~ Barcelona

on December 27, 2014

Dec. 25, 2014

We had wanted to visit the park and headed out on Christmas morning knowing that we had tickets for 12:30 to tour Basilica de la Sagrada Familia. We rode the subway to the closet metro Lemmen, and as we offloaded the subway a nice young woman was standing there helping tourists explaining that it was necessary to take the bus to the park because it was a long walk. She shared with us that you take bus number 24 to the park. We also learned it was an 8 euro entry. At that point we decided to hold off and go to the park in the afternoon AFTER our other tour, because she said you buy tickets to enter at a specific time on the 1/2 hour you can stay as long as you want but once you leave you can not return.

The park was inspired by the craze in England to have garden parks, hence the name “Parc”. This park was requested by Count Eusebi Güell, where of course it got its name. The site very high on the hills of Barcelona was a rocky with little growth of anything but a few trees. At the time very few people wanted to go up there because it was difficult to get to, no easy way up the hill.

Eusebi Güell asked Antoni Gaudí, at the time an up and coming a architect to design the park. It took 14 years to complete from 1900-14, and became an official city park in 1926. The park was listed World Heritage Site in 1984 because it highlighted Gaudi’s work.

We found the visit to be enjoyable and again to be overloaded with Gaudi’s work. He was of course influenced greatly by nature as you notice throughout.

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infamous art work at the entry to the park

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amazing art work made from broken tiles.

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One response to “Park Güell ~ Barcelona

  1. Tom Milan says:

    The more I see of it, the more I like Mr. Gaudi’s work. The park is reminiscent of the Tivoli Gardens in Italy.

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