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Our Spanish class started on Monday. Michael joined a beginners class, Christian an advanced beginners class. Both classes only comprise two students so it is very intense. The school „Vamos Spanish!“ is just one block away and it takes us only 2 minutes to walk there – very convenient.     We also found a gym close by called Megatlon – it is within the shopping center Alto Palermo just 5 minutes… Read More

On Monday, February 8th we arrived finally to Buenos Aires – the place we chose to spend about 2 months in order to learn Spanish. A driver brought us directly to our apartment in Palermo which was luckily as described on the internet and according to the photos we saw. We immideately liked the neighbourhood – a nice street with a pedestrian area and lots of cafes and restaurants. First task was… Read More

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 “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).      Would you like to discover more of Gaudí? Check out the private tour… Read More

Only 25 minutes away by train from Barcelona you will encounter Colonia Guëll. The industrial magnate moved his major textile factory to their and had a village built for his workers. He engaged several renown architects among them Gaudí to build a residential area with a lot of amenities that were very progressive for that time such as a permanent doctor. When visiting the village you will come across magnificent modernism buildings:… Read More

Modernisme is an art and literature movement associated with the search for Catalan national identity. The period associated with is was around 1888-1910 and is primarily connected with Catalonia and Barcelona. In the context of the rapid development and urban changes during the industrial revolution the Catalan elite – politicians, burgoiesie and rich entrepreneurial families – intensified their efforts to create their own national identity. Modernisme is a  similar movement like art nouveau… Read More

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