The Park Güell is a public park system composed of gardens and architectonic elements located on Carmel Hill. With urbanization in mind, Eusebi Güell assigned the design of the park to Antoni Gaudí, a renowned architect and the face of Catalan modernism. The park was built between 1900 and 1914. In the design of Park Güell, Gaudí unleashed all his architectonic genius and put to practice much of his innovative structural solutions that would become the symbol of his organic style.
Güell and Gaudí conceived this park, situated within a natural park of incomparable beauty. They imagined an organized grouping of high-quality homes, decked out with all the latest technological advancements to ensure maximum comfort, finished off with an artistic touch.
The park was originally part of a commercially unsuccessful housing site. Ultimately, only two houses were built, neither designed by Gaudí. One was intended to be a show house, but on being completed in 1904 was put up for sale, and as no buyers came forward, Gaudí, at Güell's suggestion, bought it with his savings and moved in
On the way back from Park Güell we drove by Casa Mila and Casa Batllo which are two of the houses of Gaudi.
We dropped HC off at the hotel and the driver volunteered to drop us off at Camp Nou for the tour.
|Barcelona FC Chapel|
|Ready for his first Press Conference|
|Tunnel to the field|
|Atttributed to "Puig.i.Cadafalch.|