Parc Güell is a beautifully created landscape located on the hill of 'el Carmel' in the Gràcia district of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. It was designed by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí and built between 1900 and 1914. The park is named after Count Eusebi Güell who tried to create a tranquil setting for a housing site that was originally based on land called 'Montaña Pelada' (Bare Mountain) which ironically only had a few trees and bushes.

Gaudí designed the roads around the park as structures jutting out from the steep hillside using local stone with separate footpaths in arcades underneath. The structures echo natural forms with sloping columns designed in a similar way to his Church of Colònia Güell so that the inverted catenary arch shapes form perfect compression structures. The angled column design also bears similar properties to Gaudí's future projects.
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