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Parc Güell#

Parc Güell
Parc Güell, January 2014, Photo: Hermann Maurer

In 1900 Gaudi’s friend, the industrialist Eusebi Güell, asked Gaudi to build a “garden city” where living, playing and nature were closely intertwined.

Gaudi only completed a small part, the planned further 60 villas did not find enough buyers due to all kinds of restrictions (like no fences, no trees, 80% of the property just nature, …).

Eventually, in 1922, the area was opened as Parc Güell parc güell barcelona .

This picture shows the rooftop of one of the buildings used as popular meeting place. The curved edges provide nice ceramic niches for sitting.