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Park Güell

Local name: Park Güell

Park Güell is one of the most interesting urban recreation spots in the world. It was designed by the Catalan architect Antonio Gaudí at the request of his friend Eusebi Güell, who financed the project. The park is famous for its buildings with wavy shapes and intense colors as well as numerous ceramic decorations. In 1969, it was inscribed on the list of national cultural assets, and since 1984 it has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

An estate for the rich bourgeoisie was to be built here, but the project was never completed. Only five buildings were built: two pavilions on two sides of the main entrance and three others in the middle of the park. Gaudí himself lived in one of them. Today there is a museum dedicated to this visionary and artist. In 1922, the Barcelona authorities bought the park and opened it to the public.

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08024 Barcelona, Spain