Antonin Gaudí also designed Park Güell, Palau Güell, and Casa Mila in Barcelona. Park Güell was high on my list of places to visit.
There are so many whimsical shapes covered with mosaics!!!
I didn’t love the lion’s head (below), but it’s the only thing I didn’t love.
There are two levels to the park. The part with the undulating bench is on top, in the sun.
The bench marks the perimeter of the space. I especially liked seeing the transitions between different tile colors and styles on the bench. And I liked that the drainage holes were well designed and obviously work.
The plain circles that crop up like dots are really fun!
You can see the more formal garden in the background in the photos above and below.
The views of Barcelona were lovely.
A colonnade holds up the ‘top’ of the park. It is massive, and the columns angle to provide maximum support.
Stone and tile… everywhere you look! And beautiful ironwork…
The non-formal part of the park is more organic. Rock work, no tile.
The whole park feels happy and very alive!
It was hot summer so the flowers were not as plentiful as they would be in the spring but those that were there, were lovely.
We arrived at the park early and missed a lot of the crowds and heat. If you go, do that :-).