National Geographic : 2016 Apr
99 1926 PARK GÜELL BARCELONA, SPAIN Designed by Antoni Gaudí as an exclusive neighborhood for Barcelona’s wealthy, the site failed as a real estate venture. The city bought the development and opened it to the public. Along the popular Dragon Stairway are mosaic sculptures, including a colorful salamander that has become the park’s unofficial mascot. Above the columns a large plaza offers sweeping views of the city and the Mediterranean Sea.