Modernisme's ambition was not just a matter of aesthetic renewal: it was the expression of a desire for the modernisation and cultural resurgence of Catalonia, fed by the dynamism of its capital, Barcelona.
Eusebi Güell and Antoni Gaudí
The association between the industrialist Eusebi Güell and the architect Antoni Gaudí began when Güell saw a window display that Gaudí had planned for glove retailer Esteve Comella, at the Universal Exhibition in Paris in 1878.
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Park Güell, Over a hundred years of history
Eusebi Güell gave Gaudí the assignment of drawing up plans for developing an estate for well-off families on a large property he had acquired in the zone known popularly as the Muntanya Pelada (bare mountain).
The main entrance to Park Güell is on the south side, on Carrer d’Olot, from which visitors can enjoy the spectacular view of the stairway with the hypostyle room.