As I mentioned yesterday, while in Barcelona we went to Park Guell and I would definitely say it is a must see. Not only is it lovely and the view from the top of the hill fantastic, but it is free! So if you want to experience Gaudi design from his naturalist period, this is the place to check it out.
Even though Park Guell was only a few kilometers from our hotel, we took a taxi there…and man was I glad we did because it was all up-hill! As you can see, it’s a popular spot for tourists and locals on a sunny day. The curves and mosaics were all screaming Antonio Gaudi.
The colours, patterns and textures were all inspiring and beautiful.
This beautiful mosaic bench ran along the top viewing area and I would have gladly sat in the little sun-trap all day just enjoying the sun and people watching.
My outfit for the day was pretty boring. It was really about comfort since we were going to be out and about all day. A maxi length jersey skirt, a long-sleeved white t-shirt, the mandatory scarf and my big red Guess handbag. I also had on a pair of flat walking style shoes, which was a good thing considering we walked about 5 kilometers this day.
This gorgeous gate and matching fence ran all along one side of the park where it backed on to a school. I loved the palm frond detail. Although I couldn’t quite figure out what the little lock on the frond was supposed to be keeping in or out as it was about the size of a suitcase lock.
From the top of the hill you could look over Barcelona and out to the Mediterranean. It was pretty impressive and a little surreal because in my wildest dreams growing up in California, I never thought I would be looking out over the Mediterranean Sea.
So if you get to Spain and Barcelona in particular, I hope you have Park Guell on your must see list. I’m glad we didn’t miss it!
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