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Park Guell: Cool gem from Antonio Gaudi

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It was spring in Barcelona when I took up a tour of the ‘Gaudi Trail’ in early April, which included the most creations by this great artist of Spain. From the most celebrated Gaudi’s La Sagrada Familia, I took a metro to Lesseps from where Park Guell is signposted. Aimed at holding a chapel, a cross on the hilltop, and houses for wealthies on the triangular plots, the park’s plan today is completely different as these intentions were left behind. The park is named so because of the patron of Gaudi named Eusebi Guell who planned it. Continue reading “Park Guell: Cool gem from Antonio Gaudi” »

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Picasso Museum Barcelona

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Picasso Museum, located in Barcelona, is indispensable when it comes to the comprehension of the formative years of the great artist, Pablo Ruiz Picasso. The artist’s genius can be visible through the nearly 3500 art works that comprise the collection. The Picasso Museum also offers a glimpse into the unique relationship that the artist shared with Barcelona. The relationship was intimate and solid. It developed during his youthful years and lasted till his death. Continue reading “Picasso Museum Barcelona” »

Magic Fountain, Barcelona

Magic Fountain, Barcelona

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The Magic Fountain at Barcelona was constructed in 1929. While the fountain remains active, it repeatedly changes color and shape. The Magic fountain is also known as Font Màgica in Spanish. The fountain served as a part of the project that was constructed for the 1929 Universal Exhibition. The exhibition was held at Montjuïc, which is a hill at the southwest of the city center of Magic Fountain Barcelona. Continue reading “Magic Fountain, Barcelona” »