Parc Guell

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This famous park was named after Usebi Guell, its original architect. Guell wanted to create a residential housing area with the land; however,  Guell's protege Antoni Gaudi wanted a beautiful garden and park. Gaudi ultimately designed the park, its grand staircase, and the main terrace. The breathtaking views at the top allow one to see as far as the Mediterranean Sea.

"My favorite place in Barcelona was Gaudi’s Parc Guell. Initially upon telling my visitors that we were going to Parc Guell, they would give off the impression that they didn’t come to Barcelona just to see another park. However, after hiking up the hill and gazing up the stairs to the would-be marketplace and famous mosaic wall, they were in awe." -Courtney S., Providence College