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Top Domenech i Montaner sites in Barcelona Everyone coming to Barcelona wants to see the Gaudi sites. But if it hadn’t been for him, then the masterpieces of Domenech i Montaner would have been now famous all over the world. This now not so famous architect was born in 1850, two years before Antoni Gaudi, […]Read more
Top Puig i Cadafalch works in Barcelona Besides Gaudi, Josep Puig i Cadafalch was one of the leaders of the Modernism (Catalan Art Nouveau) architecture movement, but as Domènech i Muntaner, his work was eclipsed by the ingeniousness of Gaudi. The youngest of the three rival architects possessed a really wide cultural background: he was […]Read more
Don’t know what to see in Sitges? Sitges is a cool little seaside town just 30 minutes South of Barcelona. It’s a quick ride on the motorway, supereasy if you take the Garraf tunnels, and a bit trickier if you decide to go for the winding roads along the coast (also slowlier, as you are […]Read more
Really? Gaudi hidden gems? Everyone knows the Gaudi masterpieces. Sagrada Familia church, Park Guell, Casa Mila (Pedrera) and Casa Batlló… But is that everything he did in town? Not at all! There are a few earlier works that he did before becoming famous, that aren’t as crowded as his top sites and they show you […]Read more
Interesting stuff about Casa Batllo Antoni Gaudi built three apartment buildings in Barcelona: Casa Calvet, Casa Batllo and Casa Mila (Pedrera). Casa Calvet was built during his youth, it’s not open to the public except for the restaurant in the street level, and it doesn’t look that much like a Gaudi site from the outside […]Read more