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Park Guell


Park Guell was designed by Antoni Gaudí and built in the years 1900 to 1914. It has an extension of 17.18 ha (0.1718 km²).

Gaudí ´s multicolored mosaic salamander is guarding the entrance to the park. It is called by Barcelonians “el drac”.

It was partially destroyed by vandals, now is shining in its original beauty.

Most of all, I was fascinated by trees, which Gaudí projected as pillars, made from stones from local hill in order they look naturally…And they do.

Look, this is bark of a real tree. Incredible, isn´t it?

Real trees have real nests. And they are there! Look up!

How ingenious is this municipal garden…

View at a fairy villa…

..and on Barcelona, with another´s famous monument never to be finished Sagrada Família.

Lavender balls…

Rosmaries with some yellow flowers….

…and mediterranean succulents growing from stone walls.

Gaudí ´s house “La Torre Rosa” with furniture he designed fits here enormously well. Wow, how beautiful it could have been to live here, surrounded by trees, flowers and high bright sky.

This park brings peace to all senses.


Extremely large rosemary bushes. I guess it can grow into this size only in the Mediterranean.

…and some really clear classical guitar sensation, of course.
So that was Park Guell. My first touch with the spring this year and my first long walk in a park.
Great opus, Master Gaudí.

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Hi Kat .. lovely blog.
Added to GoYpedia :o)

14 Apr, 2013


beautiful pictures and love the guitar music, that salamander is great!

14 Apr, 2013


Hi TT, Thank you, but I was still working on it when you did it, lol. I am clumsy today, mixed some photos.
Hi Sticki. He was playing a beautiful romance, which is sometimes called (at least here) "Eternal Pilgrims after Love". Unfortunately I didn´t find it played by classic guitar, so I choosed another nice guitar. Thank you. Photos were made by iPhone.

14 Apr, 2013


Blog looks even better now.. Lol. :o)

14 Apr, 2013


Its lovely too see gardens in other countries, and grand to see somewhere sunny and warm!

14 Apr, 2013


wow great blog Kat, i do like 'el drac' some fab pics and info thanks.

14 Apr, 2013


Nice pictures Kat, bet it was good to be somewhere warm too!

15 Apr, 2013


Definitely, Geranium. It was so nice! Six months of winter is just too much.

15 Apr, 2013


You are welcome, Slad :)) Definitely the place you should take your daughters, too.

16 Apr, 2013


that is a beautiful park Katarina!

17 Apr, 2013

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