PARK GÜELL

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An­toni Gaudí is by far Barcelona’s most fa­mous cit­i­zen. A deeply re­li­gious man, he lived in Park Güell for more than 20 years with his fa­ther, niece and sev­eral Carmelite nuns. Many be­lieve the word ‘gaudy’ comes from his style of art, but it’s not true. The word was in use long be­fore Gaudí be­gan to build his op­u­lent struc­tures. His most am­bi­tious work was, of course, the still un­fin­ished basil­ica.It’s not due to be com­pleted un­til 2026 – the cen­te­nary of his death.

Gaudí lived in and de­signed the stun­ning Park Güell

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