Park Guell – Main Gateway
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).
Park Guell – Park Areas
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 PalacePark 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)