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Park Guell Barcelona : Architecture

Antoni Gaudi Architecture in Catalonia – Early 20th Century Landscape Design in Spain

page updated 4 July 2021

Park Guell

Parque Güell

Location: north Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain
Date built: 1900-14
Antoni Gaudí Architect

Park Guell, architecture at south entrance:
Park Guell Antoni Gaudi Barcelona sculpture
photo © Adrian Welch

A great place to relax, enjoy the coutryside and gain great views out over Barcelona. The best Gaudi architecture is at the lower, south end of Park Guell, primarily close to the southern entry.

Photos of this Antoni Gaudi building at Parque Güell:

Antoni Gaudi building at Parque Güell Park Guell Barcelona by Antoni Gaudi
photos © Adrian Welch

However we suggest if going by Metro getting off at Vallcarca and using escalators to almost reach the top of the park. This way you can enjoy the park walking down through it and getting more and more Gaudiesque. A fantastic pink house, the home of Antoni Gaudi for around 20 years is in the middle of the lower section.

Chamber of the 100 Columns:
Park Guell Barcelona

General photos of Park Guell landscape:
Park Guell Barcelona landscape Park Guell in Barcelona
photos © AW

More images of Park Guell – Chamber of the 100 Columns:
Park Guell Chamber of the 100 Columns Barcelona Chamber of the 100 Columns Park Guell Barcelona  Chamber of the 100 Columns Barcelona
photos © AW

Park Guell images available upon request: photos 1280×1024 pixels, 72dpi

Park Guell is not to be confused with Palacio Guell which is located in Barcelona city centre

Park Guell Barcelona – architect: Antoni Gaudi

View of Sagrada Familia from Parc Guell:
Sagrada Familia
photo © Tim Collins

View of Barcelona from Parc Guell:
View of Barcelona
photo © Tim Collins

Parc Guell – south entry buildings:
Parc Guell building
photo © TC

Location: Park Guell, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

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Key Antoni Gaudi buildings in Barcelona

Sagrada Familia
Sagrada Familia Barcelona
photograph © Adrian Welch

Casa Batlo
Casa Batlo building
photo © Isabelle Lomholt

Casa Mila
La Pedrera building
picture © Adrian Welch

Antoni Gaudi Buildings in Barcelona

Guell Estate / Finca Güell, west Barcelona
Antoni Gaudí Architect

Guell Palace / Palau Güell, Barri Gotic, Ciutat Vella
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Barcelona Architect

Antoni Gaudi Barcelona Buildings – Heritage Listing
UNESCO has added four Barcelona buildings by architect Antoni Gaudi to its list of World Heritage sites, including the crypt of Colonia Güell. Parque Güell was listed back in 1984.

Park Guell Photos © Adrian Welch / Isabelle Lomholt

Barcelona Architects – architecture in the city listed by architect

When Park Güell began to be built in 1900, Barcelona was a modern and cosmopolitan metropolis whose economy was based on the strength of its industry and which had over half a million inhabitants. Its walls had been knocked down nearly half a century earlier and the new city, the Eixample planned by engineer Ildefons Cerdà, had grown spectacularly from 1860 onwards, in what was the largest 19th century city development project in Europe.

Ildefons Cerdà had made a thorough study of the difficulties of modern growth within the walled Barcelona and the impact of technological changes, especially the railway. The plan for his Pla d’Eixample proposal increased the area of Barcelona tenfold, as the result of a practical vision of the city. Cerdà conceived the plan as a flexible instrument undertaken with a reformist spirit in order to foster the formation of a modern city that would be more effective, healthier and fairer.

Barcelona expanded very rapidly throughout the second half of the 19th century, with the Eixample spreading out over the plain. Its central area began to take shape as a large bourgeois centre, while development also advanced along its flanks, in the direction of the old manufacturing areas on the plain, with a more popular and industrial nature.

The Universal Exhibition of 1888 showed Europe and the world the dynamic thrust of Barcelona, capital of a Catalan nation being reborn, and boosted the quest for a new artistic language and idiom of urban representation. That explained the success of the Modernisme movement, very much in evidence at the heart of the Eixample, and the work of an architect as singular as Antoni Gaudí.


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