This weekend, I decided to escape the rainy autumn weather of London for some sun and culture in Barcelona! Oh the joys of living in a low cost carrier hub!
On top of my sight seeing list was Park Güell, one of seven architectural wonders of Antoni Gaudi, protected by Unesco world heritage.
Barcelona is littered with Gaudi’s startling works: My absolute favourite is Park Güell.
Walking through the entrance of Park Güell, I felt like I was in a Hänsel and Gretel fairy tale by the Grimm brothers! The two pavilions on each side of the entrance (built in 1901) resemble gingerbread houses with their egg-shaped, curved surfaces.
I’m sitting on the main terrace getting a wonderful view of the park and Barcelona. The long bench symbolises a sea serpent.
For the mosaics, Gaudi used broken ceramic tiles, plates and cups.
Left: Incredible detailing on the gingerbread houses Right: Balcony of Gaudi’s home which is a museum today. Parque Guell is one of Gaudi’s most colourful and playful works.
Love gingerbread like me? Then you will love these gingerbread inspired jewellery piece: Thomas Sabo Gingerbread heart and gingerbread Hänsel and Gretel candy charm bracelet by Les Néréides.