’s Parc Güell
is a one hundred year old architectural and horticultural masterpiece by the city’s master architect, Antoni Gaudi. The gorgeous public park was completed by Gaudi in 1914, complete with his signature fantastical style. Visitors are met with gingerbread house looking guard houses, which lead to the park’s infamous long and winding bench which snakes around endlessly in the shape of a sea serpent. Aside from the colorful mosaic architectural wonders, Gaudi designed the park to bring greenery on an otherwise barren hill in Barcelona. The park’s lush trees and plants are fed through Gaudi’s self irrigating viaduct
, that runs the entire expanse of the park, in which Gaudi also built nests for the park’s green monk parakeets. Parc Guell is a serene relaxation spot for both locals and tourists, and is an incredible example of Gaudi’s green architectural vision.
If you’re daydreaming about your next vacation, and looking for something a little off the beaten path, why not consider embarking on a global design tour? The world is full of inspiring destinations for travelers looking for a recharge, and you only need to do a bit of googling to plan a unique design vacation. Come along with Inhabitat for a brief tour of our favorite design destinations around the globe – from scuba diving to an amazing underwater art installation in Mexico to jetsetting to an ultra-modern designer hotel that towers over NYC’s iconic High Line park and meandering through the world’s largest wooden structure, which recently rose in Seville. Read on for 10 of our favorite, must-see design destinations!
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