brick and mortar

November 1, 2009

Barcelona – Park Guell

Park Guell is located in the Gracia district of Barcelona. It was originally intended to be an upscale housing site for luxurious homes which could exploit the clean air and beautiful views of the city in the early 1900s. Only two houses were built and famous architect Antoni Gaudi bought one for he and his family to live in. The development was later made into a Park that was designed by Gaudi himself. Gaudi’s work is some of the most recognizable of the Art Nouveau movement, especially in Barcelona. His tiled serpents are everywhere.

Looking Over the Rail


Barcelona from the Park

Buried PalmsDragon

Colorful Copper

Tiles and City

Ceiling Detail

Lone Soldier


This orange juice saved me. The half mile walk up-hill to get to Park Guell from the metro was a challenge. We stopped at a small grocery to get something to drink and relax for a minute. Phew!




  1. barcelona really has some strange buildings, im not sure if gaudi was crazy or a genious.

    Comment by thelocalguide — November 1, 2009 @ 4:56 pm | Reply

    • Most influential artists are a perfect blend of both in my opinion. The amount of time and effort to set these tiles and design each sculpture must have been painstaking.

      Thanks for the comment!

      Comment by brick — November 1, 2009 @ 5:01 pm | Reply

  2. Dope buildings. I see you wearing your atmos, nice.

    Comment by Rolo — November 1, 2009 @ 9:33 pm | Reply

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