Famous Mosaics – El Nido de Quetzalcóatl in Mexico City

This summer the Tile Park is taking the show on the road! We’re paying a virtual visit to the most famous mosaics of the world… from China to Spain to the US… tile parks, record-breaking installations, ancient murals, points of interest and so much more. Join us!

Greetings travelers! This week our virtual tour is headed to El Nido de Quetzalcóatl (The Nest of the Quetzalcóatl), a hidden gem just outside Mexico City. On this oddly-shaped and multi-tiered plot of land is where you’ll find an eco-park showcasing the work of Natasha’s favorite architect: Javier Senosiain.

With its grand scale, organic and flowing shapes, whimsical features and compelling design, it’s hard to know where to look at first. It’s all just so… wow…

Creating unique homes (and controversy) since the 1980’s, world-class bio-architect Javier Senosiain is famous for his sinuous, organic style. The main distinction of a bio-architect from any other architect is the ease with which their designs harmonize with the natural elements around them. The bio-architecture field holds within its ranks an esteemed class of designers; Frank Lloyd Wright and Antoni Gaudi are other notable architects in this group.

It’s a gorgeous example of mosaic, organic styling, use of color and imagination. An eco-park designed to resemble the nest of a mythical feathered dragon known as a Quetzalcóatl, built with care on an impossibly difficult plot of land, by a world-famous bio-architect. So it’s a special place indeed.

One of the ways the design of this park honors that bio-architecture classification is with a large natural tunnel that they left intact and made a focal point of the design. They just went ahead and stuck a mosaic snake head on it, and now your walk in the park can include the belly of a beast too.

A still, natural lagoon sits lazily in the meadow. Slowly a stream of water meanders through another part of the park, eventually dripping gracefully from a finely-crafted Quetzalcóatl tail. Lush plant gardens spill over onto incredible curved retainers which guide you through light-splashed hallways lined with smooth colored glass. It’s a real-life wonderland, drawn on inspiration from the imaginary.

There’s no place like El Nido de Quetzalcoatl anywhere in the world, that much is for sure. Dibs on the window seat.

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