Parc Güell is Gaudi's greatest creation in Barcelona and it was the first
job assigned to him by his patron Count Eusebi Güell.
Parc Güell stretches over more than 3 hectares and combines urban
planning, architecture and art. It is located outside of the Eixample and
the buildings previously described in this guide, but the park with its
surprises and the fantastic view over the city is a sight that has to be
There are two houses at the entrance, built into the stone entrance wall.
Originally, these houses were used by servants and the park guards. From
the entrance you have a fantastic view of the monumental staircase, with
the figure of a salamander decorated in ceramics.
Behind the stairs is the forest of Pelare and the incredible Plaça Del
Park Güell, surrounded by a long bench in the form of a sea serpent. The
bench is decorated with ceramics, plates and glass bottles that form a
collage of stunning colors.
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