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If there’s one person who defines the Barcelona tourist experience, it’s Antonio Gaudí. His works continue to astound visitors today and his distinctly innovative style makes Catalunya proud to call him their own. His wide range of works reveals an architect with incredible imagination - here’s a review of my personal favorite:
Parc Güell - Gaudi’s utopia is a must-see, and the best part? It’s free! Two fantastical Gaudi houses that resemble gingerbread greet you at the entrance. Walk up the steps and say hello to the famous dragon fountain, where you’ll see crowds of people trying to wedge their way in just to get a picture with him.
Keep ascending and sit on the colourful mosaic serpent benches up on the terrace to get a fantastic view of the city. It's easy to walk around for hours and take it all in here: mosaic ceilings and stone viaducts under the hillside await the curious traveler!
- The only Gaudí work with free admission
- Natural landscape and oasis from the city
- Beautiful views
- Allow enough time to get there; it’s about a 20 minute walk (mostly uphill) from the metro station although a bus is available
Metro - Lesseps, L3