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Sunday, 7 September 2014

The most beautiful park in Barcelona


The park of the Royal Palace of Pedralbes has its origin in a farm in the Güell family cede it in 1920 for the construction of a residence for the royal family, which lacked Barcelona. The simplicity of the solution and resources "popular" used perfectly with classical busts that top railing and friendly and nothing impressive facade of the palace, and are, at once, of extreme elegance. Today the palace houses the Museum of Arts Decoratives and the Museu de Ceramica.

A walk along the gardens of the Pedralbes Royal Palace,  one of the most beautiful parks and gardens in Barcelona,  will transport you to a time when serenity and majesty were determining elements of the landscape. When you pass through the magnificent forged-iron entry door, a large space will welcome you. There is an elegant oval pond in the middle with the sculpture of a woman in its centre. In front, flower beds and, behind, a slight slope covered with grass and well-tended bay trees and orange trees, replete with a small waterfall.

The Royal Palace, located at the back of the park. The path opens up into a semicircular square in front of the palace, surrounded on both sides by a large balustrade decorated with busts sculpture from white marble. Since the railing is located under the shade of the trees, this is a perfect place to sit for a moment and gaze upon the building. The semicircular square is sunny and presided over by a white marble sculpture of Isabel II holding her son Alfons XII in her arms and a pond in the middle surrounded by flower pots filled with geraniums.

The balustrade in front of the building is decorated with white marble busts. In addition to these beautiful and unknown works of Gaudí, the gardens are full of sculptures, fountains, ponds .... 
and endless corners to spend to cool a warm summer afternoon.

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