Park Güell’s Bench is the longest, most beautiful and most famous bench in the world. It is surrounding the main park's square and is located at the end of the entrance stairs, just above 86 columns from Sala Hipostila. From the bank, visitors can enjoy one of the best and most spectacular views of Barcelona.
The emblematic bench-viewpoint is 110 meters long and has a wavy shape resembling a sea serpent. It is composed of concave and convex prefabricated modules, which give people sitting there more privacy. Also, their position give allows people to enjoy a lot of sun in the winter and shadow in the summer. The covering is composed of white and multicolour tiles, disposed over the bench in a typical Catalan style called 'trencadís'. Designed by Josep Maria Jujol, the closest and the most creative of all Gaudi's colleagues.
The base of the module is white on the bottom and multicolour on the top. It is formed by recycled tiles obtained from bottles and dishes.
Predominant colours are yellow, blue and green, which, according to Gaudi, denote charity, faith and hope. The bench also has a particular and ingenious drainage system. It helps to quickly dry the bench on rainy days due to special gargoyles placed in its bottom part.
The main square in Park Güell, where the bench is located, has no pavement. It collects rain water and pipes it through the columns in Sala Hipostila to an underground reservoir. The water is used later on to irrigate Park Güell.
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