Sagrada Familia – Gaudi’s Temple of the Holy Family

Sagrada Familia

The Temple Expiatori Sagrada Familia is One of Barcelona’s Great Wonders: Think of Barcelona and Antonio Gaudi easily comes to mind.  Whilst Gaudi did not create Barcelona, he most certainly is Barcelona’s patron architect.  Much of the city bears his stamp and nowhere is this more evident than in his unfinished masterpiece, Temple Expiatori Sagrada […]

La Pedrera – Gaudi's Stone Quarry

La Pedrera, Gaudi's Casa Milà..

Gaudi’s Casa Milà is Otherwise Known as La Pedrera or The Stone Quarry: Along Passeig de Gràcia, in the ultra-fashionable Quadrat d’Or (Golden Square) neighborhood of Barcelona stands one of the most unusual examples of the city’s architecture – or anywhere else in the world: Casa Milà, otherwise known as La Pedrera, is another of […]

Parc Güell – Another of Gaudi’s Gift to Barcelona

Parc Güell - Barcelona

Gaudi’s Parc Güell is a UNESCO World Heritage Site: Parc Güell is yet another of architect Antonio Gaudi’s great gifts to the city of Barcelona. When you visit this mind-boggling 20-hectare park, you’ll quickly understand why it has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Parc Güell sits on the hills to the north of Barcelona’s […]

Palau de la Música Catalana – A Palace for Catalan Music

Palau de la Música Catalana, Barcelona

The Palau de la Música Catalana is the Most Beautiful Concert Hall in Europe: Few concert halls are as exuberant as Barcelona’s century-old Palau de la Música Catalana (Palace of Catalan Music).  Said to be the most beautiful concert hall in Europe, the Palau Musica has the UNESCO World Heritage stamp of approval as a […]

Plaza Mayor – A Historical Madrid Plaza

Plaza Mayor - Madrid Square

Plaza Mayor – This Madrid Square has been the Scene of Many Historical Events: Plaza Mayor is one of Madrid’s main tourist attractions. This Madrid square is the most likely venue for visitors having a drink at one of the many cafes and enjoying the Spanish sunshine.  However, things have not always been so peaceful […]

Madrid Shopping

Gran Via - Madrid

Madrid Shops, Shopping Malls and Shopping Precincts: While perhaps not as famous for its shopping as Paris, Milan, London or New York, Madrid nevertheless has heaps of excellent places to shop – 60,000 shops open their doors every day in Madrid! Whether you’re looking for a valuable antique or just a simple gift for someone […]

Palacio Real – The Royal Palace of Madrid

Palacio Real - Madrid..

Madrid’s Palacio Real is Second only to Versailles in Size and Splendour: Twenty-five years in construction and spanning the reign of two Bourbon monarchs, Madrid’s Palacio Real (Royal Palace) was built to impress. And who can dispute this when you learn that there are nearly three thousand rooms, with two hundred and forty balconies and […]

Gran Teatre Del Liceu or Simply Liceu Barcelona

Liceu Barcelona

The Liceu Barcelona is One of the Largest Opera Theatres in Europe: Simply referred to as the Liceu Barcelona in Catalan or Liceo Barcelona in Spanish, Barcelona’s opera house, the Gran Teatre del Liceu is one of the largest opera theatres in Europe. Yet unlike many of the grand opera houses in other old European […]

Prado Museum – Where the Spanish Masters Reign

Prado Museum, Madrid

Museo del Prado  has one of the World’s Finest Collections of European Art: Madrid’s Prado Museum is one of the most visited tourist spots in this city.  The Prado is home to over 7,600 paintings and thousands of sculptures, prints, drawings and historic documents. Though the Prado’s collections emphasize heavily on the three most famous […]