54 Days at Sea — Visiting Park Güell, Barcelona


Park Güell

This week and last I’ve been presenting to you images of a very distinct architectural style. It’s known as Catalan Modernism, and it is characterized by a very fluid, organic look. One of the most important practitioners and proponents of this style was Antoni Gaudí.

Park Güell

And the best place to go to see Antoni Gaudí’s work is a park on the western edge of Barcelona. Today’s photos were taken at Barcelona’s Park Güell, which was designed by Antoni Gaudí and built during the fifteen-year period between 1900 and 1914.

Park Güell

The buildings here are typical of Catalan Modernism, with brightly colored tiles adorning flowing, curvaceous forms reminiscent of what you would expect from a fairy tale setting.

Park Güell

Park Güell

Not all the lines at Park Güell are fluid, or even modern, however. Rather surprisingly, neoclassical elements such as fluted colonnades are also in evidence:

Park Güell

Park Güell

Enough of the architectural lessons. It’s time to just soak in the sights of this fascinating park with a photo gallery. Click on any image below to enlarge and activate today’s slide show:

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