Park Güell, designed by Antoni Gaudí in 1900, was inaugurated as a public park in 1926. In 1984 it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, recognizing its heritage value as a symbol of modern architecture.
This public park with gardens and architectural elements is located in the upper part of the city of Barcelona (Spain), in the foothills of the Collserola mountain range.
Güell Park is a reflection of Gaudí’s artistic fullness: it belongs to his naturalistic period (first decade of the 20th century), a period in which the architect perfected his personal style, through inspiration in the organic forms of nature, to which put into practice a whole series of new structural solutions originated in his in-depth analysis of ruled geometry.
In Park Güell, Gaudí displayed all of his architectural genius and put into practice many of his innovative structural solutions that would be emblematic of his organicist style and that would culminate in the Sagrada Familia.