Our Barcelona adventure and other travel stories

Catalan Modernism – a romantic art movement

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

Medieval Catalonia – Girona

End of last August we spent three days in the Girona region about 100 km to the North of Barcelona as we heard so many times that it is really worth visiting. And definitely it was! Here is why: Girona being the biggest city in the North with approximately 100,000 inhabitants has a beautiful historic city center. The city has a long lasting history being founded in the year 79 BC by the Romans and

Gaudí´s Casa Batlló – a modernista gem

One of Gaudí´s master pieces is certainly Casa Batlló – a residential building at the magnificent boulevard, Passeig de Gràcia, in the Eixample district of Barcelona. Bought in 1900 by industrialist, Josep Batlló, Gaudí was contracted to refurbish the building in 1904. Batlló wanted a building that reflected his wealth and social status at that time. Gaudí convinced him to refurbish the building instead of demolishing it and constructing a new one. Gaudí chose a

Magic Nights at Gaudí´s Casa Batlló

This summer we have visited twice Gaudí´s master piece, Casa Batlló, at the magnificent boulevard of Passeig de Gràcia in Barcelona´s district of Eixample. During the summer months they organize every evening the popular Magic Nights. When purchasing tickets for this event you will not only get entrance to the museum to discover the house but also afterwards you will be able to enjoy an intimate live concert on the roof top of the building.

Feel like Gaudí: Tour & Workshop

The Barcelona Feeling and Mosaiccos have created a truly unique experience: Feel like Gaudí. Get to know the greatest Catalan architect, Antoni Gaudí, and the modernism movement during a two hours walk. Have your hands-on workshop in Angelika Heinbach´s workshop Mosaiccos where you will create your personal souvenir in Gaudí´s technique called “trencadís”. When Angelika and Christian met during an AirBnB host event they both found out that they share a common passion: Gaudí. So

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