- Discover the UNESCO World Heritage Site Parc Guell
- Some of the highlights of the flamboyant park include a mosaic lizard statue which sits at the entrance as well as the iconic Serpent Bench.
Parc Guell is one of the prettiest open spaces in Barcelona and a trip here allows you to take in a plethora of amazing sights. The park is an ode to Barcelona’s most famous architect, Antoni Gaudi, and you will find his influence on almost every corner. If you like the architecture of Gaudi coupled with some fragrant plants, then this is definitely the place for you.
There is no better way to enjoy the great outdoors in Barcelona than by strolling through this lush green space, and you will find snaking walkways as well as colorful tiles and quirky buildings. Just some of these to look out for include the little gingerbread style houses that sit at the entrance of the park as well as the house that Gaudi actually use to live in for the final 20 years of his life. The park started out life as the spot for a gated community that was to be the home of some of the wealthiest aristocrats in Spain before it was decided that a park would be better.
The park is such a riot of color and crazy architectural designs that it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and when the weather is fine there is no better way to spend an afternoon in Barcelona than by giving Parc Guell a visit.