The protected stairs of Park Güell are destroyed during the staging of a fashion show

The stairs of the Plaza de la Natura in Park Güell have suffered serious damage during the staging of the fashion show that the Louis Vuitton brand will hold next Thursday, May 23, within the framework of the Copa América, to present its Cruise 2025 collection.

Oliver Thansan
Oliver Thansan
14 May 2024 Tuesday 05:23
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The protected stairs of Park Güell are destroyed during the staging of a fashion show

The stairs of the Plaza de la Natura in Park Güell have suffered serious damage during the staging of the fashion show that the Louis Vuitton brand will hold next Thursday, May 23, within the framework of the Copa América, to present its Cruise 2025 collection.

Neighbors of the area have reported in an extensive thread on X (before Twitter) how "in less than 24 hours of work a piece of the stairs has already been loaded", the Neighborhood Council of Turó de la Rovira said. The association has charged the Barcelona City Council, which manages the site, for "not having ensured the safety of the space", protected by UNESCO.

Sources from the City Council have informed La Vanguardia that it is a “human error” that occurred during the preparation of the parade. “At this time, work is already underway on repairing the wall, which will be reestablished this week,” they added.

On the other hand, the council has stated that it will be the luxury brand that will bear the costs of the repair, which will take place this week. In turn, Park Güell and the developer “have reviewed and reinforced” – sources indicate – the planned prevention measures, taking into account the heritage value of the space.

At the same time, the neighborhood criticizes the fact that a public space has been chosen so that “the richest man on the planet can make his parade in a heritage space for the people of Barcelona” while the neighborhood “will not be able to park on its streets for three days.”

Furthermore, the association has shown, through a screenshot, how the park's regulations clearly indicate on its website that, in the case of recordings, "those requests that do not have a scientific or educational purpose linked to our heritage will not be authorized." ”.