Park Guell – Big Square and Colonade
Just upper the stairs starting at main gateway level, an impressive colonnade has the function to support the big square who is upside. That colonnade is a space formed by 86 massive Doric columns. The outside columns are inclined to compensate the square weight.
On the roof of colonnade four big coloured plafonds are in the place of inexistent columns and fourteen small ones into the concavities between columns around of four big ones. Heads of lions in stone are there, all around the limits of the colonnade and big square, to make the function of water drains.
The big square is placed directly above the colonnade and limited on the city side by the famous undulating bench (a special page is devoted to it).
This square is used today as an area for popular feasts. The square is normally full of walkers enjoying nature and relaxing with the soft Mediterranean weather of Barcelona, surrounded by marvellous Gaudí works.
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)