6 Jul 2018
Park Güell, Barcelona, Spain (UNESCO)
It all started in 1900 when Count Eusebio Güell bought a tree-covered hillside just outside of the boundaries of Barcelona. He intended this space to become a sanctuary for the wealthy and assigned the design to Antoni Gaudí, a renowned Catalan architect at that time. Construction lasted 14 years. The whole project turned out to be a commercial flop. In 1922 the city bought the estate and intended it to become a public park. Its gates opened 4 years later in 1926 and this enchanted place has since become one of the most popular sites in the city.
The Park Güell and 7 buildings, all designed by Antoni Gaudí were inscribed into the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1984 with an extension added in 2005, as Works of Antoni Gaudí.
Thank you so much for this postcard, Belén !!!