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Park Güell

 Located in the city of Barcelona, Park Güell is one of the most beautiful icons of the city.

It is a work of Antoni Gaudí located in the upper part of Barcelona , where you can have a wonderful view of the city. You can enjoy a walk surrounded by a green environment with modernist works .


It is a public park with gardens and arquitectonicossituado elements on top of the city of Barcelona , in the sea -facing side of the mountain of Carmel , located in the foothills of the Sierra de Collserola. Park Güell is a reflection of the artistic fulfillment of Gaudi : belongs to naturalistic stage ( first decade of the twentieth century , a period in which the architect perfected his personal style through inspiration in the organic forms of nature , for which implemented a whole series of new structural solutions originating from his deep analysis of ruled geometry .


The park is named after Eusebi Güell , rich Catalan businessman influential member of a bourgeois family in the colonial city . And versatile man of great culture , was written , painter , linguist, chemist and biologist .


Guell Park was formed by the union of two farms , Can Muntaner de Dalt and Can Coll i Pujol , in the so called " Bald Mountain " ( today gave Mount Carmel ) , acquired by Güell in 1899. The land had belonged to the Marquis of Marianao ( Mayor of Barcelona in 1905-1906 and 1910-1911) , promoter of Cambrils Park Samà by Josep Fotserè (1882 ) , one of the masters of Gaudí.


It was the Count Güell who planned to turn the mountainside in a complex Custom commissioned Gaudí , with whom she had a fruitful professional relationship since 1878 , when the employer was impressed with the talent of the young architect to see a play you ( a showcase for Guantería Comella made ​​) in the Paris Universal Exhibition of that year. Gaudí worked alongside some of his usual collaborators , as Josep Maria Jujol , Francesc Berenguer and Llorenç Matamala Joan Rubio . The works were carried out by the contractor Josep Pardo i Casanovas.


Güell and Gaudí had in mind a project in the style of English garden cities (which is evident in the initial spelling Park Guell) , following the theories of Ebenezer Howard. Count Güell had experience with the English labor organization , as was reflected in its draft working city of Colonia Güell in Santa Coloma de Cervello . Also, Güell was inspired to garden areas in the Garden City Fontaine Nimes , where he lived in his youth.


In 1969 the Park Guell was appointed Artistic Momunmento Old historic character - Nation, and in 1984 UNESCO included within the Heritage Place.