Park Güell is one of the most famous parks in the world, and its home is Spain’s exciting and never sleeping city of Barcelona. Antonio Gaudi is the artist behind this special place. He began to design it in 1900, and it was originally intended to serve as a park for 60- single family residences. Now, it is one of the most impressive public parks in the world. What’s truly spectacular about this place, is the intricate design and carving of each wall. These buildings look like enlarged ginger bread houses, with colorful icing as the roof. In my opinion, visiting this place is the most scenic during sunset. Watch the sunlight dance and reflect on the bright mosaics as you watch the Mediterranean sea in the horizon. Keep walking through the park and enjoy all of the amazing things to see. The walls surrounding the park are carved in and out, creating an illusion and Dr. Seuss-like land that is fun for both children and adults. As you approach the end of the park, you will see a large mosaic dragon, that is an extremely important aspect of this park. Get a famous picture of you patting its head, but be prepared to wait your turn. This attraction is one of the world’s most visited park. To go to Barcelona and not visit Park Güell, would be an absolute shame. Tickets to visit the park are only 7 euros for adults, and you can buy them here.

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Shane Autumn is currently a senior at The University of Tampa, pursuing a degree in Communication, a minor in Spanish, and a certificate in International Studies. When this travel-obsessed, adventure junkie isn't out exploring the world, she can be found feeding her unhealthy addiction to chocolate chip cookies. Shane Autumn is an avid human rights and animal activist, and plans on starting her own non-profit organization someday.

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