Palau and Park Güell

Pictures of two objects in Barcelona that were built by architect Antoni Gaudí for billionaire Eusebi Güell. Gaudí was the best known practitioner of Catalan Modernism. He considered every detail of his creations and integrated into his architecture such crafts as ceramics, stained glass, wrought ironwork forging and carpentry. He also introduced new techniques in the treatment of materials, such as trencadís which used waste ceramic pieces.

Palau Güell is located in downtown, close to the main street Rambla. It was built between 1886 and 1890.

Park Güell was built between 1900 and 1914 and stretches over 17.18 ha. It is located a bit outside the city center. The park was originally part of a commercially unsuccessful housing site, the idea of Count Eusebi Güell, after whom the park was named. It was inspired by the English garden city movement; hence the original English name Park (in Catalan the name is "Parc Güell").

The twenty closest neighbours in the database:

Barcelona (Spain) (1 km), Sagrada Família (3 km), Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey (37 km), Tarragona (Spain) (83 km), Monestir de Santa Maria de Poblet (92 km), Perpignan (France) (158 km), Carcassonne (France) (205 km), Lourdes (France) (264 km), Aigues-Mortes (France) (294 km), Valencia (Spain) (302 km), Nîmes (France) (327 km), Miramas le Vieux (France) (337 km), Pont du Gard (345 km), Pamplona (Spain) (353 km), Avignon (France) (358 km), Rocamadour (France) (383 km), Biarritz (France) (385 km), Sarlat-la-Canéda (France) (398 km), San Sebastián (Spain) (404 km), Bilbao (Spain) (471 km)

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