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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
Casa Milà was the last building the famous Catalan architect, Gaudí, accepted as a commission before focussing completely on his lifetime work, the church of Sagrada Familia. Inspired by a Catalan mountain Gaudí created a building that was unprecedented during its time. Its sheer size, the organic, but rather plain façade when comparing to Casa Batlló´s opulent façade made it so different to all what Barcelona had seen until then. Its reception by locals and
The Parc Natural de la Serra de Collserola forms the natural borders of Barcelona to the West. Most famous is the Tibidabo mountain range from where you have an amazing view over the city towards the sea. Collserola Natural Park For the huge population that lives around these mountains it forms a much-loved and incredibly valuable natural area and a great privilege to enjoy. Collserola is a well-preserved natural area – 22 times bigger than
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,
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