Monday, 26 October 2015

Travel : Park Güell,Barcelona Day 3 (Part 1)

 Oh,my,I still owe you guys the updates of my Barcelona trip 3 weeks ago although we just got back from another trip to the nature-preserved part of Switzerland over the weekend.

As much as I want to tell you guys how beautiful Switzerland is,I have to first finish my updates on Barcelona.

On the third day,the first thing we did in the morning was going up the hill where the famous Park Güell is.There is however a regulation that tickets bought will only be used for certain reserved time only,meaning the visitor cannot just buy the ticket and go inside immediately after or at any time of the opening hours.

This is most likely to preserve the place from any damage if there are many visitors at one time because this is also a most visited place in Barcelona amongst others.

We bought our tickets online because even if we bought the tickets on spot,we are not allowed to enter the park right after,have to wait for at least 2 hours or so.

So,we decided to buy the ticket for first entrance in the morning because we didn't want to be in rush if we go to other places first and come here later.

A little fact of Park Güell

Park Güell is a public park system composed of gardens and architectonic elements.With urbanization in mind, Eusebi Güell assigned the design of the park to Antoni Gaudí,The park was built between 1900 and 1914 and was officially opened as a public park in 1926. In 1984, UNESCO declared the park a World Heritage Site under “Works of Antoni Gaudí”

Park Güell is the reflection of Gaudí’s artistic plenitude, which belongs to his naturalist phase (first decade of the 20th century). During this period, the architect perfected his personal style through inspiration from organic shapes. He put into practice a series of new structural solutions rooted in the analysis of geometry. To that, the Catalan artist adds creative liberty and an imaginative, ornamental creation. Starting from a sort of baroquism, his works acquire a structural richness of forms and volumes, free of the rational rigidity or any sort of classic premisses 

So,Park Güell is another famous masterpiece by Antoni Gaudi.It is a big place I must say.We started waking from the metro station going up the hill carrying Alayna's stroller because that's the only way to go up there.It was tiring but it was all worth it when we were greeted with a spectacular view of Barcelona city.

This park is separated into 2 parts,one is the paid part where the mosaic designs and stone-made pillars are located and the rest is for free.

This view from on top of Park Güell,one can see as far as the ocean

By now you should have known the typical Gaudi's architecture

Queuing to enter a museum

The famous mosaic dragon by Gaudi

These almost-look-like-natural-stone-formed Pillars are actually all man-made

Each pillar has their distinctive design,if one sees closely

Last day of part 3 will come soon.Till then people!

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