Modernism – or in Catalan Modernisme – is an art and literature movement that was primarily connected to Catalonia and Barcelona in the period from approximately 1880-1915. In the context of the rapid development and urban changes during the industrial revolution the Catalan elite – politicians, bourgeoisie and rich entrepreneurial families – intensified their efforts to create an own national identity. At the same time Barcelona underwent a massive city extension – with its master
As tour guide I am always happy to read when customers had a great time. This is the highest compliment that I can receive. After a day trip with a busy schedule it makes you feel accomplished when all went smoothly, the logistics went well and everybody had fun. Let me share three great reviews with you: Multi-experience trip to the suburbs of Barcelona in only one day Anastasios, a passionate pastry chef from Greece,
High on top of the mountain platform, you can find the church of Siurana from the 12th century. It was built in Romanesque style and is located just a few meters away from a 240 meters cliff. It was officially mentioned in a papal document of 25 of March 1154. As already written in the last blog post (Hiking in Siurana), the village was of strategic importance with its castle on top to guard the
During this summer we did a couple of out of town trips and discovered beautiful areas in Catalonia. As Michael read how amazing the Priorat area was supposed to be we decided to rent a car and drive there on a Saturday and find out on our own. So about a 1:45 hours drive to the South of Barcelona, not too far from Tarragona, we arrived to the comarca (county) that is only scarcely populated.
We finished that day by walking around in San Telmo. San Telmo is the cultural quarter of Buenos Aires with a lot of Milongas (Tango bars) and other cultural places, theaters and artists, antique stores and markets on the weekend.