Something Beautiful

Something Beautiful

You can’t manufacture a miracle but some painters can manufacture beautiful visions. Luis de Morales (1509-1586) was one of them. He was born in Extremadura, South West of Spain, and worked for important religious patrons becoming commercially successful in supplying...
Not so Minimal

Not so Minimal

Caixaforum is one of Barcelona’s top cultural venues. It is located in an old textile factory with a lovely Modernista exterior and run by a bank (La Caixa). It offers a very diverse and abundant cultural menu; mainly concerts, conferences and art exhibitions. La...

Parallel lives

The architectural power of medieval Girona dwarfs everything built there since, say, the completion of the huge cathedral’s tower. That is unfortunate in a way because although there is hardly any building of distinction created between the late 18th and the early...

North of Easter

Easter processions are so popular in Spain that most Spaniards believe that the entire world loves them. But it doesn’t. At least not that part of the world that come to Spain on holidays and inadvertenly bump into one of them. As you probably know, most Spanish...
Ho the castle!

Ho the castle!

Lluís Domènech i Montaner was Barcelona’s leading architect at the end of the 19th century. His enormous prestige was only matched by Gaudí. One of his earliest projects was an extraordinary looking Neo-Medieval building in Parc de la Ciutadella popularly known as...