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Park Guell in the upper part of Barcelona was created by Antonio Gaudi in 1900-1914. It is a combination of gardens and residential areas. The central entrance with two fantastic shape houses is the most remarkable corner of the park. At the bottom of the staircase, Gaudi’s favorite character is the mosaic Salamander, the middle platform is decorated with a four-lane Catalan flag medallion and a serpent’s head, and a bench curved in the shape of a sea serpent is located on the upper terrace, which is the center of the whole park ensemble. The profile of the bench was given a special shape that coincides with the outlines of the body of a seated person. On the territory of the park is the Gaudi House-Museum. It was opened in his former mansion in 1963 by the Society of the Friends of the Architect.nIn 1962, the architectural ensemble of the Park was declared the Artistic Monument of Barcelona, ​​in 1969 – a monument of national importance, and in 1984 the Park Güell is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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