Category Archives: Catalonia

Christmas traditions around the world – YOUR PICTURES

Christmas tree on the Red Square, Moscow, Russia - photo by Pavel Zemlyansky. Christmas traditions around the world
We’ve had a great response to our Christmas photo challenge in which we’d asked you to send us photos and briefly describe Christmas traditions in your countries. Thanks to you we have managed to collect interesting Christmas traditions from 18 countries!
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Over 150 buildings in Barcelona open to the public this weekend! – 48h Open House

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to stand on top of the famous Arc de Triomf or visit the chambers of Barcelona Town Hall? Now you have the chance to do it during the 48h Open House event!

Between 19th and 20th October over 150 buildings in Barcelona will open its doors to the public! Barcelona is one of the main European cities in terms of the architectural beauty and now you have a unique opportunity to visit its buildings for free! This event is not aimed solely at architecture buffs, but at everyone who would like to “explore and understand the value of a space, designed and well built”.

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Famous Gaudí house Casa Batlló open to visitors for free

This beautiful fairy-tale house is Gaudí’s masterpiece and it’s considered one of his most emblematic works.

The house was originally built between 1875 and 1877 by one of  Gaudí’s teachers, Emilio Salas Cortés. Back then it was a simple classical building, which was bought by textile businessman Josep Batlló in 1900. Batlló dreamt of an extraordinary house and decided to hire Gaudí (who was then 52 years old) to have it redesigned.

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