Hypostyle Room Park Guell
Park Guell’s focal element is Hypostyle Hall. It is Antonio Gaudi’s work and is on the UNESCO list with the rest of the park.
The grand entrance of the Park Guell stairs leads to the Hypostyle Room.
The hall has an uneven shape and is supported by several pillars. On its roof is an observation platform with the famed mosaic-decorated winding bench.
It is composed of 86 columns in the Doric order. All of the walkways in the garden lead here.
The Hypostyle Room Park Guell design draws inspiration from various sources, including ancient Greek and Egyptian architecture.
The columns, carved from local stone, rise majestically, forming a mesmerizing forest-like canopy.
You can stand off the colossal stairs from the entryway, passing by the famous lizard, also known as the El Drac, lined with mosaics.
The outermost ones slope in an undulating movement that violates classical composition norms while maintaining the illusion of their structural role.
They also serve as structural support for the Nature Square above.
The ceiling is formed into flowing domes, which house another magnificent mosaic work by Gaudi’s collaborator Josep Maria Jujol.
Mosaic circles represent the four seasons, and the moon cycles on the ceiling of this chamber.
The vault was decorated with colorful mosaics that resembled fish scales.
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The elegance of the panels, which are also formed of trencadis can be appreciated here.
A tube running through it collects rainfall that flows down from the square and transports it to an underground tank with the stairway dragon’s mouth as an overflow.
The absence of columns in some portions of the room generates spaces that resemble three naves, like in a large church.
It is one of several operations carried out by the City Council in Park Güell and its surroundings to ensure its upkeep and other upgrades in the access areas.
Tourists are particularly drawn to the viewing deck on the building’s roof, and the world’s longest bench is around its roof’s edge.
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