Park Güell, Barcelona

Park Güell is a famous public park in Barcelona. Eusebi Güell was a businessman who got inspired by the British garden-city movement and assigned Gaudi to design a housing site in this style. The initial plan was intended to have 64 villas and communal spaces amid parks and far away from the overcrowded, smoky city center. Yet, the former remoteness of its location discouraged potential buyers, and the only two built houses were bought by Gaudi and Güell. Nowadays, it is a public park more so in the city center, and the two villas transformed into a school and a museum.

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