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Gaudí: PARK GÜELL
The bench

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 On the bench 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 big square is placed directly above the colonnade and limited on the city side by the famous undulating bench. This bench is a marvel of shape, color and contrasts.
To develop that work, Gaudí was assisted by the architect Josep María Jujol, a specialist in the design of "trencadis" (decoration with broken ceramic). That bench looks like a giant collage.
Unfortunately some parts of the bench were destroyed because vandalism and are now substituted by white ceramics, after a conscientious reformation, but...better to speak about is to see it!.
 

Images:

Different views of the undulating bench:

Gaudí: Park Güell The bench
 
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Gaudí: Park Güell The bench

Gaudí: Park Güell The bench
 
 

The back rest of bench show a big design fantasy:

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Variety of designs on frontal side of bench:

Gaudí: Park Güell Bench front
 
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Gaudí: Park Güell Bench front
 
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Gaudí: Park Güell Bench front

  To:  Main gateway
         Big square and Colonnade
         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)

 

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