It’s very easy to get wrapped up in Gaudi when visiting Barcelona, but some of the best places to get an overview of the city are from the top of two more of Gaudi’s projects. La Pedrera and Park Guell.
We took the Metro up across from Sagrada Familia to Diagonal, to one of Gaudi’s apartment blocks build for the industrialist Pere Milà.
This building is a UNESCO world heritage site and you get incredible views over the city from the roof terrace.
(Check out the catenary arches on that!)
From Diagonal Metro stop we went north to Vallcarca Metro station to the west of Park Guell. A short walk aided by a series of escalators up to to the highest point of the park.
Elevated above the city you get spectacular views across the city towards the sea. It was the perfect place for a quiet walk amongst the trees and cacti after an intense day of sight seeing!
For an architect who drew inspiration so heavily from nature, I think the landscaping elements of Park Guell outshine the buildings within the park, which are just too crazy Hansel and Gretel for my modernist tastes!
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