Barcelona, a photo a day

Park Guell

No, this is not a gingerbread house!
It is one of 2 buildings at the entrance to Parque Guell, one of Barcelona’s 8 World Heritage Sites.

Designed and built from 1900 to 1914 by the Catalan architect Antonio Gaudi (of Sagrada Familia fame), and named after Gaudi’s friend, benefactor and sponsor Count Eusebi Guell, it was originally meant as a commercial housing estateWould love to live in that kind of estate, Gaudi or Hundertwasser, doesn‘t matter!

To know more about it, please check here.

Nowadays, you can find the park‘s Gaudi souvenir shop in here, prosaically.

Anyway, enjoy the view. And be aware that it is a hard climb, should you want to go there! And bring your own drinks, as the 2 or 3 bars in here will ruin you!

10 responses

  1. I agree with Jacob–it could just as well be found at DisneyWorld! Beautiful!


    June 29, 2009 at 1:25 pm

  2. It's a groovy architecture style. And a big hit with photographers!


    June 25, 2009 at 9:32 pm

  3. m_m

    Ohh yes, we were there – absolutely amazing place, like from a fairy-tale!


    June 25, 2009 at 9:25 pm

  4. Crazy fantastic! I think my young nieces would love to live there! πŸ˜‰


    June 25, 2009 at 9:46 am

  5. Wonderful architecture! Thanks for sharing.


    June 25, 2009 at 5:01 am

  6. That's one of the most unique buildings I've ever seen…It could find a home at Disney World!

    Super shot!


    June 25, 2009 at 12:39 am

  7. What a neat building – and such an interesting history too!


    June 24, 2009 at 11:52 pm

  8. Brings back great memories of your beautiful city.
    Sydney – City and Suburbs


    June 24, 2009 at 10:25 pm

  9. I really love it. Gaudi's architecture is so wonderfully weird…


    June 24, 2009 at 5:48 pm

  10. What an interesting building. It does look a little like a gingerbread house. πŸ™‚


    June 24, 2009 at 5:26 pm