It’s hard to leave Barcelona!

Joanna

It is very hard to leave Barcelona, especially its spirit of Gaudi who seems to be present everywhere: It is […]

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The Manresa of Saint Ignatius

Joanna

Saint Ignatius Loyola lived in Manresa from March 1522 until February 1523. Manresa wants to bring to light the presence […]

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Manresa – the heart of Catalonia

Joanna

Before we visit Manresa, I would like to write more about Catalonia. The following information is important to understand what […]

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Montserrat: the most sacred place in Catalunya

Joanna

    This dramatically situated monastery has been Catalunya’s most important pilgrimage site for a thousand years. This is how […]

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Barcelona: more Gaudi

Joanna

Here is a picture of the Block of Discord, the one with three colorful Modernista facades that compete for our […]

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The Story of Christopher Columbus

Joanna

He was born in 1451 in or near Genoa. He moved to Lisbon around 1476 and, after failing to persuade […]

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Barcelona: the Barri Gotic

Joanna

Barcelona’s Barri Gotic is a bustling world of shops, bars, and nightlife packed into narrow, winding lanes and undiscovered courtyards. […]

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Barcelona: Park Güell

Joanna

The Park Güell is a public park system composed of gardens and architectonic elements located on Carmel Hill, in Barcelona. […]

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Plaça d’Espanya, Barcelona

Joanna

Plaça d’Espanya  is one of Barcelona’s most important squares, built on the occasion of the 1929 International Exhibition. Rick Steves: […]

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Modernista architecture in Barcelona

Joanna

First, a good lunch with Melanie’s aunt and uncle. And  then, a walk on Passeig de Gracia, to see some […]

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