Parc Güell by Gaudi, Barcelona Photos

Parc Güell was conceived (c1900) to be a cluster of luxury housing set in an English Garden by Eusebi Güell patron of Antoni Gaudí. As it turned out, the area was considered just too far from the center of Barcelona, so in the end only two houses were built. However, Antoni Gaudí did build several supporting structures prior to this outcome. These include a Reception pavilion & a Gatekeeper's pavilion both (1900-3), a Plaza (1907-13) ringed by Gaudi's tiled benches and supported by Neoclassical columns of Sala Hipóstila (Hypostyle Hall), plus various walkways and artistic stairways. The land was eventually turned over to the city of Barcelona which runs it as a free public park.

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Lizard by Gaudí on steps leading up to Parc Güell. Barcelona, Spain.Lizard by Gaudí on steps leading up to Parc Güell. Barcelona, Spain.Lizard head plaque near steps of Parc Güell. Barcelona, Spain.Entrance of Parc Güell. Barcelona, Spain.
Lizard by Gaudí on steps leading up to Parc Güell. Barcelona, Spain.Lizard by Gaudí on steps leading up to Parc Güell. Barcelona, Spain.Lizard head plaque near steps of Parc Güell. Barcelona, Spain.Entrance of Parc Güell. Barcelona, Spain.
Steps of Parc Güell entrance. Barcelona, Spain.Steps of Parc Güell entrance. Barcelona, Spain.Mosaic walls flanking entrance steps of Parc Güell. Barcelona, Spain.Mosaic walls near entrance of Parc Güell. Barcelona, Spain.
Steps of Parc Güell entrance. Barcelona, Spain.Steps of Parc Güell entrance. Barcelona, Spain.Mosaic walls flanking entrance steps of Parc Güell. Barcelona, Spain.Mosaic walls near entrance of Parc Güell. Barcelona, Spain.
Entrance pavilions of Parc Güell. Barcelona, Spain.Gatekeeper's pavilion at Parc Güell. Barcelona, Spain.Side view of Gatekeeper's pavilion at Parc Güell. Barcelona, Spain.Street view of Gatekeeper's pavilion at Parc Güell. Barcelona, Spain.
Entrance pavilions of Parc Güell (1900-3). Barcelona, Spain. Style: Modernista. Architect: Antoni Gaudí.Gatekeeper's pavilion (1900-3) at Parc Güell. Barcelona, Spain. Architect: Antoni Gaudí.Side view of Gatekeeper's pavilion at Parc Güell. Barcelona, Spain.Street view of Gatekeeper's pavilion at Parc Güell. Barcelona, Spain.
Unique roofline of Gatekeeper's pavilion with mushroom finial at Parc Güell. Barcelona, Spain.Reception pavilion at Parc Güell. Barcelona, Spain.Tower of reception pavilion with Gaudí's signature square cross on top at Parc Güell. Barcelona, Spain.Casa Dr. Trias built for attorney Martí i Domenech, friend of Güell & Gaudí, in Parc Güell. Barcelona, Spain.
Unique roofline of Gatekeeper's pavilion with mushroom finial at Parc Güell. Barcelona, Spain.Reception pavilion (1900-3) at Parc Güell. Barcelona, Spain. Architect: Antoni Gaudí.Tower of reception pavilion with Gaudí's signature square cross on top at Parc Güell. Barcelona, Spain.Casa Dr. Trias (1906) built for attorney Martí i Domenech, friend of Güell & Gaudí, in Parc Güell. Barcelona, Spain. Architect: Juli Batllevell.
Gaudí's mosaic benches on the plaza in Parc Güell. Barcelona, Spain.Gaudí's mosaic benches on the plaza in Parc Güell. Barcelona, Spain.Gaudí's mosaic benches on the plaza in Parc Güell. Barcelona, Spain.Gaudí's mosaic benches on the plaza in Parc Güell. Barcelona, Spain.
Gaudí's mosaic benches on the plaza in Parc Güell. Barcelona, Spain.Gaudí's mosaic benches on the plaza in Parc Güell. Barcelona, Spain.Gaudí's mosaic benches on the plaza in Parc Güell. Barcelona, Spain.Gaudí's mosaic benches on the plaza in Parc Güell. Barcelona, Spain.
Gaudí's mosaic benches on the plaza in Parc Güell. Barcelona, Spain.Gaudí's mosaic benches on the plaza in Parc Güell. Barcelona, Spain.Gaudí's mosaic benches on the plaza in Parc Güell. Barcelona, Spain.La plaza in Parc Güell. Barcelona, Spain.
Gaudí's mosaic benches on the plaza in Parc Güell. Barcelona, Spain.Gaudí's mosaic benches on the plaza in Parc Güell. Barcelona, Spain.Gaudí's mosaic benches on the plaza in Parc Güell. Barcelona, Spain.La plaza (1907-13) in Parc Güell. Barcelona, Spain. Architect: Antoni Gaudí.
Neoclassical columns of Sala Hipóstila which support the plaza roof in Parc Güell. Barcelona, Spain.Detail of edge of Hypostyle Hall in Parc Güell. Barcelona, Spain.Detail of edge of Hypostyle Hall in Parc Güell. Barcelona, Spain.Viaduct in Parc Güell, part of Park's walkway system. Barcelona, Spain.
Neoclassical columns of Sala Hipóstila (Hypostyle Hall) which support the plaza roof in Parc Güell. Barcelona, Spain. Architect: Antoni Gaudí.Detail of edge of Hypostyle Hall in Parc Güell. Barcelona, Spain.Detail of edge of Hypostyle Hall in Parc Güell. Barcelona, Spain.Viaduct in Parc Güell, part of Park's walkway system. Barcelona, Spain. Architect: Antoni Gaudí.
Detail of section of Viaduct in Parc Güell. Barcelona, Spain.Tower of Gaudi House over trees of Parc Güell. Barcelona, Spain.Decoration of Gaudi House in Parc Güell. Barcelona, Spain.View from Parc Güell to center of Barcelona. Barcelona, Spain.
Detail of section of Viaduct in Parc Güell. Barcelona, Spain.Tower of Gaudi House over trees of Parc Güell. Barcelona, Spain.Decoration of Gaudi House in Parc Güell. Barcelona, Spain. View from Parc Güell to center of Barcelona. Barcelona, Spain.

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