As it turns out, after dedicating a weeks worth of posts to Barcelona restaurant reviews, I couldn't move on without a tribute to the outstanding 19th century modernist creations of Spanish Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi. His highly regarded organic style captivates widespread international audiences and certainly left a lasting impression on me. Spending time among and within these attractions was a major highlight of the trip!!
Presenting Parc Güell, a UNESCO World Heritage sight and prominent landmark in the city of Barcelona. Designed by Gaudi and built from 1900 - 1914, the park is an inspired, skillful blend of art in natural surroundings. A lush landscape from palm trees to evergreens is fused with intricate mosaic facades and statues, sloping columns, bustling terraces, quiet pathways and one heck of a long serpentine park bench. Enjoy!
Located on Carrer d'Olot atop a fairly steep hill in the city's northern Barri Gracia, visitors can access Parc Güell from the Metro stop Vallcarca on Line 3 or via the Bus Touristic which stops right at the bottom of the hill. Admission to the park is free!