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 On the Main gateway of the Park:  Description  Images
 On the Park:  Basic information   History and description
 Park Güell different areas: Main gateway  Big square and Colonnade  The bench  Gaudí house  Paths and viaducts
 Handicapped accessibility
 Additional information:  Books on Park Güell   Other works of Gaudí
The park is enclosed by a wall crowned by a border showing medallions with the inscriptions "Park" and "Güell" made in "trencadis" (broken mosaic pieces). That medallions are a sort of park's logo. Fourteen of it are situated in various forms.
The main gateway stands in Olot street and is situated among two pavilions (warden houses). Both buildings are crowned by domes remembering mushrooms, the left one has a tower crowned by the typical of Gaudí four branches cross.
Entering into the park, it is on right side a cave with a central column following the structure of some medieval crypts.
Right ahead we have a magnificent perspective  of symmetric stairs with in the center three interesting figures: The serpent head with the Catalan symbol of four bars, the dragon (or salamander or lizard following other opinions) and the strange tripod with unknown symbolism. On top of that steps, the columns supporting the main square and over the benches back covered also with trencadís (broken colored ceramic).

Gaudí: Park Guell Administration building Gaudí: Park Güell Admin. building roof Gaudí: Park Güell Admin. building façade Gaudí: Park Güell Admin. building window Gaudí: Park Güell Admin. building roof
  Right main gateway building

Gaudí: Park Güell Shop building tower  Gaudí: Park Güell Shop building tower  Gaudí: Park Güell Shop building
  Different aspects of left main gateway building

 Gaudí: Park Güell Cave and embattlements
  The cave

  Gaudí: Park Güell Dragon  Gaudí: Park Güell Dragon
  The Dragon

 Gaudí: Park Güell Snake and four bars  Gaudí: Park Güell Snake and four Catalan bars
  The four bars (National Catalonian Coat of Arms) and serpent head

 Gaudí: Park Güell Embattlements  Gaudí: Park Güell Embattlements
  The embattlements

 Gaudí: Park Güell Mosaic  Gaudí: Park Güell Mosaics
  Ceramics adorning the flight of steps

  To:  Big square and Colonnade
         The bench
         Gaudí house
         Paths and viaducts


Other works of Gaudí:
In Barcelona: Bellesguard  Eduard Calvet House   Batlló House  Vicens House  Santa Teresa School  Sagrada Família Schools  La Pedrera  Güell Pavilions  Güell Palace  Park Güell  Sagrada Família  Miralles Property Fence 
In La Pobla de Lillet:  Catllaràs Villa  Artigas Gardens
In Mataró: 
Workers Cooperative building (attributed)
In Montserrat:  Monumental Rosary path (1st mystery of Glory)
In Santa Coloma de Cervelló:  Colònia Güell Crypt
In Garraf (Sitges):  Garraf Cellars
Out of Catalonia:  Botines House (León)  El Capricho (Comillas)  Episcopal Palace (Astorga)