photo via WanderingTrader
Park Güell in Barcelona, Spain is one of the city’s biggest attractions. Park Güell was commissioned by Eusebi Güell who wanted to create a park for Barcelona aristocracy, and wanted only the best, most stylish sculptures and architecture. It was designed by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí, and built between 1900 to 1914. One of the most famous landmarks is photographed above – the Gaudi dragon fountain that sits at the entrance of the park. The dragon is covered with beautiful, vibrant tiles, making it one of the most eye-catching structures in the whole park. The statue is popularly known as “el drac” (the dragon), but is really a salamander. Gaudí was strongly influenced by nature and natural shapes and used them in his work, which is reflected all over the park. At the top of Güell park is a terraced area where you get a breathtaking view of the park and of Barcelona. Here, you will find multi-colored tiled mosaics that are a signature of Barcelona’s beauty. Remember that when visiting the park, if you’re visiting the park by metro you have to plan for a twenty minute walk, including a walk up a steep hill. There are other ways of transportation for those who can’t make the walk, but any of it is worth it to see the park that is a signature part of Barcelona’s culture.