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The Park Güell is a public park system composed of gardens and architectural elements located on Carmel Hill, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Carmel Hill belongs to the mountain range of Collserola – the Parc del Carmel is located on the northern face.
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Key Facts & Information
- Park Güell is the reflection of Gaudí’s artistic plenitude, which belongs to his naturalist phase (first decade of the 20th century). During this period, the architect perfected his personal style through inspiration from organic shapes.
- He put into practice a series of new structural solutions rooted in the analysis of geometry. To that, the Catalan artist added creative liberty and an imaginative, ornamental creation.
- Starting from a sort of baroquism, his works acquire a structural richness of forms and volumes, free of the rational rigidity or any sort of classic premise.
- In the design of Park Güell, Gaudí unleashed all his architectonic genius and put to practice his innovative structural solutions that would become the symbol of his organic style that would culminate in the creation of the Basilica and Expiatory Church of the Holy Family.
- In 1885 Gaudí’s patron, the industrialist Eusebi Güell, acquired the terrain on a mountain ridge, with a fantastic view of Barcelona.
- In 1890, Güell instructed the architect Antoni Gaudí to build a garden city in which nature and equal housing should form a symbiosis.
- In addition to the Sagrada Familia, this was the largest project of Gaudí. Only two buildings of the 60 villas, the roads, and the extensive park were finished, but the park was opened in 1922.
- In 1929, the year of the second World Expo, the park was handed over to the public. In 1963, the former residence of Gaudí was opened as a museum. In 1984, the park was included in the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) list of cultural heritage.
- Gaudí created an enchanted forest with the park. Visitors can take some time to be enchanted by Park Güell and discover the many small details.
- The landmark of the park is a friendly dragon, watching over the entrance of the market hall.
- You will encounter the dragon when you enter the park through the most beautiful entrance, the main entrance.
- Coming from the south side, visitors can walk from Carrer d’Olot between two turreted pavilions to a staircase. Here the friendly guardian of the park welcomes you. He is also decorated with broken pottery, the so-called Trencadis. The pavilions and the organic shape of the terrace clearly show the signature of Master Gaudí.
- From the staircase, you get to a very unusual room. Consisting of 86 columns, it was originally thought of as a marketplace of the residential area – the original purpose of Park Güell.
- The hall, with a forest of Roman-inspired columns, supports the main eye catcher, the large terrace. The allusion to a Roman temple refers to a Roman road that led here.
- The columns worn by the terrace are bordered by a winding ceramic balustrade with a bench. This bench is world famous.
- Salvador Dalí once called the bench the “precursor of surrealism.” Colorful like children’s toys, it winds in snake-lines, creating small niches and gives a splendid view over the city.
THE GREEN SPACES
- The park, high above the city, must have been a particular challenge for Gaudí. Here, he had the opportunity to create his natural art with nature itself.
- The result is a Mar Cheng species, influenced by tiny details.
- The actual green areas of Park Güell are carefully incorporated in the landscape and is full of a maze of trails, courses, walls, and bridges. For the tour of the park, you should have a lot of time, because there are many details to discover.
- Park Güell is certainly the most impressive park in Barcelona. The paths through the green areas are beautiful and can enchant you.
- Today, it is incomprehensible that nobody wanted to live here 100 years ago.
- You can go for a long walk here. In the summer, the park is nice and cool. From the park, you have a great view of the city all the way to the sea.
- In the Monumental Zone, you will find landmarks of Barcelona with the friendly dragon, the market hall and the winding bank. With Park Güell you will experience a fantastic park that is fun and in which you can discover a lot.
Park Güell Worksheets
This is a fantastic bundle which includes everything you need to know about the Park Güell across 20 in-depth pages. These are ready-to-use Park Güell worksheets that are perfect for teaching students about the Park Güell which is a public park system composed of gardens and architectural elements located on Carmel Hill, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Carmel Hill belongs to the mountain range of Collserola – the Parc del Carmel is located on the northern face.
Complete List Of Included Worksheets
- Park Güell in Barcelona, Spain Facts
- Park Güell Profile
- Park Güell Timeline
- Park Güell’s Trademark
- Sentence Completion
- P for Park Güell
- News Writing
- Dream Vacay!
- Park Güell Puzzle
- Four Fun Facts
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