Viaducts of Park Güell, a way to connect Gaudí's urbanistic project
The Park Güell is a public park located on Carmel Hill in Barcelona. It was designed by the famous architect Antoni Gaudi, who is known for his unique and whimsical style.
The park was originally intended as a housing development for the wealthy, with Gaudi himself designing several houses that were built on the site. The park is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a popular tourist destination. It features a variety of architectural elements, including colorful mosaics, twisted sculptural forms, and winding paths that wind through gardens and terraces. The park also offers panoramic views of the city and the sea.
As Antoni Gaudí always respected nature, he decided to develop the spaces adapting them to the slopes of the hill, that is why he made the project for the creation of the viaducts to connect all the different areas of the park.
The viaducts consist of two levels: the upper level was planned for cars and carriages; the lower level was planned for pedestrians, so that in summer they could walk in the shade and, in case of rain, they were sheltered as they were walking around.
Nowadays, as you walk along the lower part of the viaducts, you may find musicians and artists who create an even more magical atmosphere.