The ancient Barcelona city, Park Güell
It so happens that the name of this Spanish city on the Mediterranean coast, we have mainly been associated with the famous football club and the site of the Summer Olympics in 1992. And Barcelona is one of the largest industrial, commercial and cultural centers of Europe.
First of all this contributes to its location on the coast. With this in mind, Barcelona is one of the largest sea ports located in the Mediterranean Sea. In addition, in Barcelona and its suburbs, where, in general, there are more than five million people of different nationalities, located companies from various industries, ranging from food processing industry and ending with assembly housings Spanish, automobile giant «SEAT», as well as manufacturing facilities European brands such as «Renault», «Peugeot» and «Ford».
However, Barcelona can be proud of and its historical and cultural values. This ancient city. After all, the first mention of Barcelona belong to the third century BC, a city founded by the father of the famous Hannibal, a native of Carthage Hamilcar Barca. So, for all this history, Barcelona has experienced many historical conflicts, which left its indelible mark on the face of the same form of the masterpieces of architecture and unique museum collections.
By one of those historical monuments include the so-called Park Güell, which is a pretty original park area with elements of the residential architectural structures. With a light hand of the Spanish philanthropist Eusibio Guell, they settled on 20 acres of mountain Pelada, which rises on the northern outskirts of Barcelona.
Having decided to build here a futuristic architectural paradise made of exotic plants, located at 62 sites, Eusibio Guell invited little-known but talented architect Antonio Gaudi, who managed at that time is not bad to show themselves in the construction of the palace Güell in the same Barcelona, and the crypt (vaulted, underground move beneath the altar of the temple of the church) church built Guell in Barcelona’s Santa Coloma de Cervelló. Although the final version of the Park Güell failed, due to financial complications caused by the First World War, but today in the park there, what to see.