|The wavy, serpentine seats at Park Guell|
|A mosaic covered dragon at the entrance to Park Guell|
|The dragon has since been restored after an act of vandalism in Feb 2007|
|The tiles have been intentional cracked to blend with the overall mosaic patterns|
|A unique ceiling mosaic tile|
|Doesn't this look like a Gingerbread house with smarties adorning its windows ?|
|Gaudi's whimsical style makes Park Guell a truly unique and iconic landmark|
The park was originally part of a commercially unsuccessful housing site. Named after Count Eusebi Guell, Gaudi's long time friend and patron, it lies on the site of a rocky hill overlooking Barcelona. It became a public park in 1922 and is the best and most famous example of Art Nouveau landscape-architecture. Designated as a UNESO World Heritage Site, its shapes and colours were inspired by natural forms which Gaudi, a devout catholic, saw as instances of divine craftsmanship. The park is beautiful for its serpentine terraces, seats, galleries decorated with mosaics of broken ceramics, a unique Gaudi trademark.