Visiting Park Guell

Park Guell is where Doctor Seuss meets Grimm Fairy tales. Teacup chairs, gingerbread houses, large lizards and tunnels made by stone and framed by slanted palm trees - you'll see it all at Park Guell.

One of Gaudi's wealthy friends, Eusabi Guell, commissioned Gaudi to create a suburban development for other rich Barcelonians. The project never caught on. And, in 1922, Mr. Guell donated the park to the City of Barcelona.

Entrance to Park Guell is free. The address is Olot, s/n. For directions and hours, see the Barcelona Tourism website - Parc Guell.

Parc Guell Highlights

Parc Guell is a visual feast. Walk the paths. Notice the ceramic sculptures. Have a drink at the cafe overlooking all of Barcelona.

A few things to look for:

Count the squares in the entrance. Can you estimate?

Walk on the spooky bridge.

Find the gingerbread house. Do you think Hansel and Gretel visited here?

Find the lizard.

Find the fountain.

Find the name buttons.

Find the Four Seasons.

Sit in the teacups.

Enjoy the view.


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