Park Güell

Park Güell

1900

Located in the district known today as Barrio de la Salut, this was designed as a garden city project with housing, communal areas and a market, among other things. Gaudí imagined it as a sort of paradise, and filled it with religious imagery, Catalan symbols and organic shapes. The staircase which leads to the market – a great forest of columns resembling the temples of ancient Greece – is presided over by what has become the iconic symbol of the park: the mosaic, or “trencadís” dragon.

Above the market is the large central square, which stands out due to its excellent views over Barcelona, as well as for its winding bench decorated with a trencadís collage.