General view of Park Guell
Going up to Park Guëll is certainly tiring, but I never leave Barcelona without having taken a walk there.
Helped by Rubio, Berenguer and Jujol, Gaudi designed this garden on the Muntanya Pelada, with the aim of providing a pleasant and green space for the people of Barcelona.
The park's signature salamander greets visitors. Patience is required to be able to photograph it quietly, tourists are snapping it up.
Going up the stairs we arrive at Plaça de la Natura. The square is supported by a large colonnade, it is surrounded by sinuous benches covered with multicolored ceramic pieces.
These "snake benches" seem to have a life of their own and breathe movement into the whole park.
If the overall view is superb, it is also worth admiring the detail of their decoration.
Park Guell Columns
Another part of the Park that I like very much is the portico of columns that is on the left when you enter Plaça de la Natura.
The ocher color of the inclined pillars contrasts with the green of the vegetation and the exuberance of the ceramics.
Here we are protected by a natural cave where giant mushrooms grow. Musicians and merchants sometimes settle there and liven up the walk.
Metro Lesseps, then the path is indicated by signs.
Address: Olot s / no Carretera del Carmel
From November to February from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
March and October from 10 a.m. to 19 p.m.
April to September from 10 a.m. to 20 p.m.
From May to August from 10 a.m. to 21 p.m.