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The Brilliance of Ildefons Cerdà

The Brilliance of Ildefons Cerdà

From it’s foundation as the Roman of Barcino, Barcelona has always been surrounded by walls to defend the city against her enemies. The Burbonic conquest on the 11th of September 1714 turned these protective walls into the city’s prison. The conquering...
Casa Batlló

Casa Batlló

Origins In the mid-nineteenth century, the cut and thrust of industrialization pushed Barcelona to it’s limit; the city was growing demographically and bursting at the seams. To compensate the walls that had surrounded and protected the city for generations were...
Ibers, and Greeks, and Romans, Oh My!

Ibers, and Greeks, and Romans, Oh My!

I’ve always been fascinated by history; more than just the historical facts, I am interested in my ancestors, the ancient peoples of the European continent In particular I’ve always loved to study the ones living on the Iberian Peninsula. Every detail...
National Art Museum of Catalonia

National Art Museum of Catalonia

Another addition to the “must visit” list on your next trip to Barcelona has to be the National Art Museum of Catalonia, or MNAC (Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya) as it’s locally known. First off, the location is breathtaking! From the...