- A guided walking tour of the extraordinary Parc Güell
- Discover Gaudi's unique architecture and style
- Admire Parc Güell's bizarre shapes and colors
- Enjoy a breathtaking view of Barcelona
- Professional and informative local guide
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What You Can Expect
On this guided walking tour, enter Park Güell through the staircase dominated by a colorful dragon decorated with mosaic tiles; this Catalan style of mosaic is known as trencadís and is one of the most characteristic design styles in Barcelona. The park is arranged around a large central square bordered by a snaking, trencadís-covered bench.
Below the square, the roof of the lower court is supported by 86 Doric columns, with paths between them and viaducts on sloping columns. Gaudi’s work often united nature and architecture, and Park Güell is no different – the columns stand tall like trees.
Park Güell also contains a small house where Gaudi lived at one stage. The house has now been converted into a museum and contains interesting furniture also designed by Gaudi.
What an interesting place! The tour itself is rather short, but there is no shortage of interesting things to look and and wonder about. Our guide, Vigo, did his best on our English language tour to ensure that speakers of other languages got the most out of his commentary.
This tour was very informative and well run. You can go into the park without a guide but there is not really anything to tell you about what you are seeing and the story behind the Guell family and how the park came about. Well worth the money.