Gaudí better encapsulates the complete and perfect harmony of nature and architecture than Barcelona"s Park Güell.
Initially designed as an English-style garden-city – hence the name Park – it eventually became Barcelona"s most unusual public park.
Montjuïc Hill has borne witness to, and been the focus of key events that have shaped its personality. The first such event was the 1929 International Exhibition
held in Barcelona which fostered the development of the zone. More recently, the 1992 Olympic Games
brought about major renewal.
Barcelona lived through a magical summer it will never forget. When the city hosted the 1992 Olympic Games
, the city became the world"s capital during a fortnight which will be etched forever in people"s memories. The Olympic Ring on Montjuïc
was the nerve centre of the festivities.
The Parc de la Ciutadella, Barcelona"s urban "green lung
", is no ordinary park. In 1869, the demolition of the military citadel, built a century earlier by Philip V, was highly significant for a boom Barcelona with its sights firmly set on the 1888 Universal Exhibition
. The result was a park which the architect Josep Fontseré
adapted to the needs of the world fair.
Behind Tibidabo"s iconic outline, there lies a wealth of woodland and fields: a protected park where a wide variety of Mediterranean flora and fauna brings us into contact with nature just 15 minutes away from the bustling city. This is Barcelona"s great green "lung"