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The story about the Park Güell Lizard you might not know


The Park Güell Lizard sculpture, officially known as "El Drac" (The Dragon), was created by the Catalan artist Antoni Gaudí in the early 1900s as part of his design for the park. It is made of broken ceramic pieces arranged in a mosaic pattern, and is notable for its bright colors and fantastical, otherworldly appearance.

Over the years, the Salamander sculpture has become a beloved symbol of Barcelona and an iconic image of the city. The sculpture is one of the most popular attractions in Park Güell, which is itself a popular tourist destination in Barcelona

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History of the park Güell lizard

What was the park about

Park Güell is a public park located in the Gràcia district of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. It was designed by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí in the early 1900s and was intended to be a residential area for wealthy people. However, due to the fear of anarchist and communist terrorist attacks (at that time unfortunately were very frequent), the project was not successful, and the project was a failure. In 1918 Eusebi Guell, the patron of the whole project, passed away and his family did not want to proceed with the project.