The entrance to Güell Park, a failed development for residents to live in a garden or parklike setting in Barcelona, Spain. Commissioned by Antoni Gaudi's patron Eusebi Güell, the park has become a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The tile-covered dragon or salamander at the entrance of Güell Park presents a popular photo opportunity for tourists.
The Hypostyle Room features mosaic tile centerpieces by Gaudi that symbolize the seasons. The work exemplifies Gaudi's mastery of trencadis, or broken pieces of ceramic reassembled to create a mosaic.
The colonnade, which supports a viaduct over a footpath, features stone masonry columns angled to resist structural loads in compression only.
The central terrace over the park entrance features a serpentine bench with a drainage system that collects water in a cistern.
Josef Maria Jujol, Gaudi's assistant, incorporated ceramic disks leftover from the renovation of the Mallorca Cathedral.