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Park Guell by Gaudi in Barcelona

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Where to start?  Gaudi was such an amazing architect, and his park/gardens do not fail to amaze.

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There is a free admittance and a pay admittance area, needless to say, we saw this in the free section.  People had felt impelled to carve into cactus and we also saw the same vandalism on some wide aloe-type fronds.  But only at the entrance, the rest of the park was saved from such defacement.

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As we walked into the park, the aroma was almost overpowering.  Perhaps it was the direction of the air.  Are these gardenias?  That is my guess.  They are too tropical to live in my home climate, so they are a novelty to me.  I sure loved the scent.

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A wall of tiles, I liked the proximity of real flowers to the images.

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The lizard and calla lilies are just above the trickling spring with ferns and flowers, as one walks up a stairway.
Many tourist cards display the infamous, brightly-tiled chameleon.  Calla lilies are planted to show in a ring sculpture above him.  Below the lizard, a small spring and pond are planted with yellow Dutch iris and calla lilies, along with some ferns.

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Our last views before leaving these magnificent gardens were of banks of various flowers.  Day lilies and lavender I recognized, but these purple spiky flowers are foreign to me.

I have shared some photos of flowers from this amazing park, another UNESCO World Heritage Site.
It is really famous for the architecture, which is most unusual and well worth a visit.

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Author: susanpots

potter, gardener of flowers and vegies

5 thoughts on “Park Guell by Gaudi in Barcelona

  1. Beautiful spot! Barcelona is a city so full of life!

  2. we were there last year but it was so overcrowded that we only saw the free area, the waiting for the rest was too long, not only there but everywhere in Barcelona

  3. Holy Gaudì and his potter follies!

  4. Barcelona is a place I’d like to see one day! Thanks for sharing your day and pictures!❀

  5. It is April in Barcelona, and there are plenty of tourists. When we went to Park Guell, there was a 1 hour wait until openings for the pay area. You purchase your ticket ahead of time. In the summer, I can see how it would be enormously more crowded. We like to travel in the off-season.

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