The Parc Güell (pronounced “Gway”) reflect Gaudí’s artistic peak. Designed during his “naturalist” phase in the first decade of the 20th century, when he perfected his personal style, taking inspiration from the organic forms of nature.
Park Güell is a large garden with architectural features, located in uptown Barcelona. Envisaged as a luxurious housing estate, it was designed by Gaudí for the businessman Eusebi Güell. Built between 1900 and 1914, it was opened as a park in 1922. In 1984 it was made a world heritage site by UNESCO.
The park was conceived by Güell and Gaudí as an estate, surrounded by incomparable nature beauty, on which a few large, extravagant buildings would be built. They used all of the technological advances of the day in an attempt to make the site comfortable, as well as several exceptional artistic features.
They also planned for the site to be imbued with a deep symbolism, and in the common areas of the park they represented many of their political and religious ideals: ranging from references to the contemporary political revival, to the ideal of religious exaltation, with mythology, history, and philosophy also alluded to.