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Love Gaudi? Love Barcelona? Be Sure to Visit Parc Guell

By January 22, 2014

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Parc Guell is about 3 miles inland from the cruise ship port in Barcelona, but is well worth the taxi, subway, or bus ride.
Parc Guell in Barcelona

Industrialist Eusebi Guell, one of Antoni Gaudi's patrons, bought the 50-acre tree-covered hillside in 1900 and commissioned Gaudi to build a garden city of 60 houses, decorative buildings, and landscaped gardens. The project was never completed as originally designed, but this magical garden built between 1910 and 1914 is a beautiful place. It demonstrates Gaudi's outdoor designs, and the colorful mosaics and sculptures fit in well with the natural surroundings.

Parc Guell (c) Linda Garrison

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