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Visiting the Spectacular Sagrada Familia Cathedral in Barcelona Spain

Gaudi's Guell Park in Barcelona

When I decided to visit Barcelona Spain in January 2016 I looked at photos on the Internet to make my decision as there were other places that I was considering visiting instead.  It was photos of Guell Park that made me most want to visit Barcelona over other cities.  I liked how it was very colorful and unique.  The architecture was like nothing I had seen anywhere else in the world.  When I travel I love to take photos and I like colorful subjects.  I enjoy taking photos so much that I don't remember what I like to do before I started taking pictures when traveling! 

A gentleman named Eusebi Guell assigned the design of Guell Park to Antoni Gaudi who is a very renowned architect in Spain.  The park was built between 19oo and 1914.  The park was designed for a group of high-quality homes with all the latest technology and an artistic touch. 

Visiting this park was one of my favorite things that I did while visiting Barcelona.  There are many famous artists such as Dali and Picasso who have works on display in the city.  However Gaudi's's works appeals to my artistic sense the most as I love his use of color and detail.  Most of what I did while I was in Barcelona involved visiting his architectural works including the famous cathedral Sagrada Familia and the Gaudi House. 

You can find the hours and rates for visiting this park at Guell Park rates and hours.  It only cost me €8 to visit.  There is a snack bar as well as a gift shop on the premises.  Without further ado I will show you some of the photos that I took.  I was fortunate to have met a very nice girl from Marrakesh, Morocco while in Barcelona and we had a great time visiting this attraction together and I didn't have to ask any strangers to take photos of myself.

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I wanted to visit Europe in January partially because there would be less tourists, but as you can see there were still a lot!
Untitled (1 of 1)-15I loved the benches surrounding an open area in the park.  The intricate detail of the ceramic pattern was fascinating!
Untitled (1 of 1)-15It was great not having to ask a stranger to take my photo.  And you know I had to touch and have my photo taken next to the mosaic cat fountain !


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Untitled (1 of 1)-108Here is a photo of my friend with an entertainer whom I thought was a mannequin.  He really got my heart racing when he stood up out of his chair acting as though he was going to grab my friend.  I gave a lot of visitors a good laugh!

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These were the only two houses constructed in this project.  Several more were planned.  Unesco declared the park a world heritage site under the works of Gaudi.
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