Eusebio Güell an industrialist in the early 1900s, had visions of developing the park and constructing high quality accommodation and facilities. He commission Gaudi to design the park and houses.
Due to a short fall in funding only two of the houses and the recreational areas were built. Despite what is often thought, the areas covered in broken coloured tiles are the work of an architect Josep Maria Julol, rather than Gaudi.
The main points to see in the park are the entrance gate - with it's two fairy like gate houses, the double stairway and the iconic dragon with water trickling from it's mouth, Güell House and Casa Museu Gaudi where Gaudi lived for some time and the hill of crosses, ( though it can be very busy ). The park is open to the public with free entrance.