Park Guell has a harmonious blend of nature and architecture. This colorful garden is also where he built the luxurious pavilions belonging to the nobles of Barcelona. The roads in the park are like being in a fairy tale world.
When billionaire Eusebio Guell buy hilly wooded land, he asked his friend, Antonio Gaudi, to design the garden and resident in the area. Construction began between the years 1900 – 1914, on land covering 15 hectares, Gaudi building roads, viaducts, alleys roofed, and 40 houses, but only two were resolved. The place was also complemented by a variety of crops such as palm trees, oak, and pine. The Gaudi big project is spelled out in terms of commercial failure, because although beautiful, but none of the properties are sold. In 1922, the Barcelona city government bought the Gaudi masterpiece and make it a public park. UNESCO named the Park Guell as a world heritage site in 1984. The big name of the architect is able to attract three million visitors per year to come to this unique park.
Travelers who visit the Park Guell can take a leisurely walk around the park, sitting on a bench that is unique, or admire the perfectionist artwork. The wildness fantasies of Gaudi applied very well there. A beautiful staircase at the entrance of Park Guell, adorned with an iguana fountain made of mosaic tile fragments to produce a beautiful color combination. The stairs are quite uphill lead the visitors to the building named Sala Hipóstila. Uniquely, the building is supported by 88 pillars. Some are shaped like a crooked old tree. We could walk on the sidewalk surrounded by 2-3 roofed stone pillars. The pillars that look like tree that grows naturally in the ground. The highlight of the Park Guell is an area shaped terrace. From up there, visitors can enjoy the beauty of the garden that most of the area is still covered with trees and beautiful colors of the work of Antonio Gaudi.
Visitors are not charged a fee to enter the park area. On October 25 to March 23, Park Guell recently opened to the public starting at 08:30 to 18:00, but on March 24 until October 19, visitors can come at 8:00 to 21:30. To reach this place, you can take the bus 24 and 92. Another way is to use the Barcelona Bus Turistic and stop at Park Guell. During a tour in Barcelona you can stay at Axel Hotel Barcelona, Ciutat Vella, or Medinaceli Hotel. Another interesting destination is the Sagrada Familia, Museo d’Historia de la Ciutat de Barcelona, and the Festes de la Merce.