Looking for creativity at Park Guell in Barcelona

Park Guell in Barcelona

Barcelona is one of the most energetic, cosmopolitan and creative cities I’ve been to. Even though it’s full of contrasts, I didn’t quite see them until somebody had noticed that fact for me. Before that it just added a touch of authenticity to the whole atmosphere.

Not only contrasts add up to the picture that all tourists enjoy in Barcelona. From the first glance the city looks as any other, but there is something to it that makes it special – details. Forms of windows in buildings, lamp posts, bright colors – every detail brings life to the city (even if it’s just clothes drying outside the window).

Barcelona's atmosphere
Barcelona’s atmosphere
People are drying their clothes just outside the window
People are drying their clothes just outside the window
Creativity
Creativity
Antoni Gaudi architecture in Barcelona
Antoni Gaudi architecture in Barcelona

Park Guell

The heart of Barcelona’s vividness, to me, resides in Park Guell where Antoni Gaudi spent most of his creative years and left a good foundation for Barcelona’s character. You can admire both traditional colorful mosaics and great views of the city and sea from above. It’s not so peaceful there with all vendors and tourists, but that’s part of the experience.

Walking to Park Guell
Walking to Park Guell
As you walk towards Park Guell you can see the vividness already
As you walk towards Park Guell you can see the vividness already
Park Guell is located on a hill overlooking Barcelona's center
Park Guell is located on a hill overlooking Barcelona’s center
Entrance to Park Guell
Entrance to Park Guell
Colored houses in Park Guell
Colored houses in Park Guell
Antoni Gaudi had an apartment in Park Guell
Antoni Gaudi had an apartment in Park Guell
This bench is considered to be the longest one in the world
This bench is considered to be the longest one in the world
Barcelona is very green
Barcelona is very green
Everything in Barcelona is different
Everything in Barcelona is different

Barcelona is great and if you have only a couple of days for this city – give it a go. You won’t regret it.

 

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