Gaudi and his Park Guell; the popular vacation spot of Barcelona.
Gaudi Park Guell
The interesting, the delightful and the touristy; Gaudís Park Guell.
Flung on the upper side of Gracia, this is a standout amongst the most famous goals inside Barcelona. Additionally referred to some as the Gaudi Park, it is an unquestionable requirement see, however it can't be ensured that you will like it. Yes, it's exceptionally delightful… it is additionally generally extremely pressed amid the late spring months. In any case, that is not something you should hold against the recreation center.
There truly isn't an especially stealthy approach to touch base at the recreation center; somehow you'll need to walk and get sweat-soaked...
Two essential decisions; metro to Lesseps, or metro to Vallcarca. The two stops are on the green line, and from the two stops, one basically takes after the signs to Park Guell, of which there are bounty. I suggest getting off at Vallcarca, in light of the fact that from that point you can take the cool open air lifts, which are fun and exceptionally unusual. In the event that you don't take the elevators, you can run up the 500 odd strides. (I haven't checked the means: ballpark figure.)
Uh oh, there is really a third alternative; the transport. The number 24 transport will likewise get you there.
At the point when would it be a good idea for you to go? On a decent radiant day, in the event that you can. In the event that it's amid the late spring, go in the morning to stay away from the group.
Bring a pressed lunch on the grounds that there are bunches of stunning spots to sit and stuff one's mouth... or, then again, there are bistros too.
Since this is a noteworthy vacation destination inside Barcelona, it is additionally a noteworthy pickpocket fascination. Where the sightseers go, the hoodlums take after. So be particularly cautious and don't allow your sacks to sit unbothered for one moment.
Presently, for the instructive piece.
Made by the man himself, Gaudi, between the times of 1900 and 1914, Park Guell sits on the slope of El Carmel. It is presently, obviously, an UNESCO world legacy site.
The point of convergence of the recreation center is the primary patio, called the Banc de Trencadis, and is encompassed by a seat as an ocean serpent. The surface of the seat is extremely undulated and was really made utilizing the exposed ass of a development laborer.
This is the thing that I read in any case... I'm trusting that I didn't dream that up on the grounds that it sounds exceptionally odd. Indeed, in the event that I am lying without significance to, at any rate it's an entertaining untruth.
The recreation center was, obviously, charged by Eusebi Guell, who had as a top priority the vision of a urban stop, for the utilization of the highborn few in Barcelona. Oh dear, the venture was a flounder, as far as its budgetary reasonability. Luckily for us, it was not relinquished until the point when well after Gaudi made the enchantment that stands there today.
In 1922, Barcelona city board obtained the recreation center for open utilize. Upbeat days. To find in the recreation center, aside obviously from all the common structures, there are various instructive assets.
Right off the bat, we have the Center d'Interpretacio i Acollida, which is the old doormen house. It now holds a decent show of Gaudi's building strategies. At that point there is the Casa-Museu Gaudi, which is the place Gaudi really lived for 20 odd years; in the vicinity of 1906 and 1926.
In the event that you are at all comfortable with Barcelona or have been here for longer than a day, you will without a doubt have seen a copy statue or maybe postcard of the well known mosaic winged serpent, which monitors the means up from the passage of the recreation center.
Tragically, on Feb seventh of this current year, 2007, the poor thing got vandalized. Stunning however genuine, that some individual would discover it amusing to vandalize something so excellent. Apparently, the head and face of the mythical serpent was more than once crushed by a metal bar. Well,hopefully it will soon be reestablished to its past quality.