Having completed our inspirational tour of the Sagrada interior, we returned to the hotel (Ayre Rossellon) which is just around the corner, armed with lovely fresh rolls from a nearby cafe.
Expectation was high as we took a taxi to Parc Guell which is some distance away. We had pre-booked tickets to visit Gaudi’s house/museum for which you are assigned an appointed entry time and it is strictly adhered to. This is also true of the Parc itself – 400 people are allowed to enter at 30 minute intervals and not a minute before.
Gaudi’s modest house
Gaudi’s coffee cup and sppon
A railing designed by Gaudi
The Parc is absolutley amazing – so I will let the photos tell the tale….
Trencardis (tile-shard mosaic), the decorative system loved by Gaudi. The wavy bench lining the whole of the Nature Park is made in this style.
The school in the Park – note the iron grill designed by Gaudi
Decorative pillar on the shop
A visitor while we waited to get into the Parc at the apointed time
More tiles along the entrance path to Gaudi’s house
Tiles along the wall leading to Gaudi house
Portico of the Washerwoman
Oh so pretty
The Nature Park platform
86 pillars support the Nature Park platform
One of the spectacular mosaic circles under the Nature Park
Mosaics around the windows of the warden’s house
The Warden’s House