Wow, we found another astonishing building of Gaudí – off the beaten path in Barcelona´s neighbourhood of Sant Gervasi. Between 1900-1909 the famous Catalan architect was commissioned to build this manor house Bellesgueard meaning “Beautiful View”. He was inspired by the medieval castle, Casa Figueras, from the early 15th century that belonged to Martin, King of Aragon (Count of Barcelona). The architectural style of the building is called Catalan Modernism – an art and literature
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
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
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
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.