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Parque Güell – Gaudi

It is a public park with gardens and architectural elements that is in the upper part of the city of Barcelona. Planed as urbanization, it was designed by the architect Antoni Gaudí, maximum exponent of the Catalan modernism, by the businessman Eusebi Güell. It was built between 1900 and 1914, it was inaugurated as a public park in 1926.

Park Güell reflects Gaudí’s artistic integrity: it belongs to his naturalistic stage (first decade of the 20th century), time where the architect perfected his personal style, through the inspiration of nature’s organic shapes, where he practiced a whole no series of new structural solutions originated in his profound analysis of the ruled geometry. To that the Catalan artist adds a great creative liberty and an imaginative ornamental creation: starting from a certain baroque style, his works acquire great structural power, of forms and volumes devoid of a rationalist rigidity or of any classical premise. In the Park Güell, Gaudí deployed all his architectural genius and put into practice many of his innovative structural solutions that would be emblematic of his organic style and culminating in the Sagrada Familia.

The park is listed as a monument declared in the Register of Cultural Assets of National Interest of the Catalan heritage and in the Register of Assets of Cultural Interest of the Spanish heritage. It is also part of the World Heritage declared by UNESCO as «Works of Antoni Gaudí».

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