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3. The Ox Fountain

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3. The Ox Fountain

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The gardens are organized much like a house, in different rooms and floors: the ground floor, where we are now; the upper floor which we’ll find crossing the bridge and walking up its steep stairs; and the cave, which would be our special basement. And like in a house, where the decoration follows a general trend but undergoes changes through the different rooms, the same happens in our garden: the materials and decoration keep changing as we move forward through the different parts.

We have left behind the landscaped area of the waterfall, and we are now in the middle of a Scots pine forest, typical of the area, where there’s another fountain, the Ox Fountain.

If we turn around towards the river, we find one of the most well-known sights of the gardens, the stairway of the bridge that goes up towards the gazebo.

Gaudí, of strong religious convictions, left Christian symbology in many of his works. Here he left the symbols of the four Evangelists: the angel on the waterfall depicted Matthew. In front of us looking up there is an eagle that represents John. On our left-hand side we find a lion, which represents Mark. And behind us there is the Ox, that’s Luke. If we outline an imaginary line from the lost angel to the lion and another one from the eagle to the ox, the image created is an evangelist cross, which is the basis of the design of the original gardens. The cross, so very recurrent in Gaudí’s career.

We will continue our tour to our left through the paved avenue and we will go down the stairs that lead to the cave.

  • Included
    3. The Ox Fountain
  • Not Included
    Breakfast service
    Bar / Coffee shop
    Assistance animals accepted
    Credit card payment
    Reduced mobility access
    Half board service (breakfast+lunch or dinner)
    Central location
    Own parking
    Swimming pool
    Hair dryer
    Air conditioning
    Wifi zone
    Garden / green area
    Conference room
    Washing machine/ laundry service
    Pets are accepted