Sala de les Cent Columnes

The sala de les Cent Columnes or hypostyle hall is a kind of large porch with eighty-six columns that supports the large square of Parc Güell that had been designed by in the market of a residential city that was never completed or inaugurated. It was designed by Antoni Gaudí.

It is found entering the main square of the park, behind the stairs of the popular Dragon Fountain.

The columns, vertical on the inside, slightly inclined on the outside, are designed in such a way that they recall the Doric architectural style. The lower part of the column is covered with uniform white trencadís. The same resource is used as a decorative base for the ceiling.

The ceiling is full of rounded shapes that enter the ceiling between column and column in fourteen of which there are trencadís designs. The columns are aligned but their distribution is not uniform and in the eight non-existent spaces left by some there are large medallions also of trencadís. This was...Read more

The sala de les Cent Columnes or hypostyle hall is a kind of large porch with eighty-six columns that supports the large square of Parc Güell that had been designed by in the market of a residential city that was never completed or inaugurated. It was designed by Antoni Gaudí.

It is found entering the main square of the park, behind the stairs of the popular Dragon Fountain.

The columns, vertical on the inside, slightly inclined on the outside, are designed in such a way that they recall the Doric architectural style. The lower part of the column is covered with uniform white trencadís. The same resource is used as a decorative base for the ceiling.

The ceiling is full of rounded shapes that enter the ceiling between column and column in fourteen of which there are trencadís designs. The columns are aligned but their distribution is not uniform and in the eight non-existent spaces left by some there are large medallions also of trencadís. This was designed and stamped by Josep Maria Jujol who, in addition to the usual porcelain fragments, also shows curious details such as a fragment of a doll or experiments with colored glass paper.

The floor is polished, but the back wall looks like rough pumice stone.

On the external part of the roof you can see lion heads that release water in the manner of medieval gargoyles.

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Enfo - CC BY-SA 3.0
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