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Parc Guell

Antoni Gaudi's second greatest project after the Sagrada Familia is the Park Guell in Barcelona. According to the Rough Guide to Barcelona:

Laid out on a hill, which provides fabulous views back across the city, the park is an almost hallucinatory expression of the imagination. Pavilions of contorted stone, giant decorative lizards, meandering rustic viaducts, a vast Hall of Columns ... carved stone trees - all combine in one manic swirl of ideas and excesses, reminiscent of an amusement park.

The estate was designed for Eusebi Guell for whom Gaudi also worked on the Palau Guell off Las Ramblas.

Parc Guell

Parc Guell, Barcelona

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More about Barcelona at:

The Rough Guide to Barcelona

The Rough Guide to Barcelona
by Jules Brown
  Barcelona has boomed since the early 1990s, when preparations for the Olympic Games wrenched it into modernity, and today it remains well in the vanguard of other Spanish cities (with the possible exception of Madrid) in terms of prosperity, stability and cultural activity. It's a confident, progressive city, looking towards the rest of Europe for its inspiration and its innovations - the classic tourist images of Spain seem firmly out of place in Barcelona's bustling central boulevards and stylish modern streets.
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