2. Park Guelle and La Sagrada Familia are creations by Gaudi and are a must visit in Barcelona. They are quirky, larger than life and look right out of a cartoon or comic. We didn't have time to enter any but did manage to explore the park and check out the Sagrada church from outside.
Gingerbread houses of Gaudi being one of the symbols of the capital of Catalonia, are found on postcards, magnets and other souvenirs. And we can find them in the Park Güell. In 1900, the richest man in Catalonia, Eusebi Güell, decided to make an investment in such a housing complex, and Antoni Gaudi was hired for architectural work. However, for unknown reasons the project failed and out of 62 sites that housed the city, it was possible to file only 2. After the death of Güell, his descendants sold the city park to the City Hall of Barcelona.
Of course, it was early so we headed to the Park Güell which is a huge park (I mean it). It was so wonderful relaxing there. Musicians played their melodies and it was sunny, so it was perfect. The park has detailed architecture as well but if you would like to see the inner side (which has Gaudí pieces) you have to buy a ticket and you can enter if you go to the correct gate. We bought tickets for the next day and we were late so they didn't let us in. So be careful! If you don't have money for the inner side's ticket, it's okay because the rest of the park is free and larger.
Park Güell is a garden complex with architectural elements situated on the hill of El Carmel in the Gràcia district of Barcelona, Catalonia,Spain. It was designed by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí and built in the years 1900 to 1914. It has an extension of 17.18 ha (0.1718 km²), which makes it one of the largest architectural works in south Europe. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Works of Antoni Gaudí". This garden is one of the most beautiful and unique I've ever seen. It's not the surrounding a.k.a trees or lakes or floral which emphasise the beauty of the building, Instead it's the park itself which make the surrounding look so wonderful. The ceiling are all plastered with tiles and ceramics as well! Awesome right? Even broken cups and teapot can be found on these ceiling mosaic! A thin net is covered around to prevent injuries on tourist if the tiles are to fall by chance.
Gaudi's Park Güell in Barcelona is a large complex of beautiful artistic designs, architecture, green space, and great views of the city.