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Photo Friday: La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain

by Mary Jo Manzanares on February 21, 2014

Cathedral Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain

In a combination of quirky architecture juxtaposed with religious consecration and symbolism,La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Designed by Antoni Gaudi, the basilica combines Gothic and Art Nouveau elements to create a project that defies explanation. La Sagrada Familia is not a cathedral, that’s a specific designation given to the […]

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Photo Friday: Barcelona Airport, Spain

by El-El on November 29, 2013

Barcelona Airport

Barcelona’s El Prat Airport (BCN) is located about seven and half miles from the city center, and is the second largest airport in Spain (behind Madrid). It is the primary airport in Catalonia and primarily serves domestic Spain routes along with European and North African destinations, with more limited service to North America. It the 9th […]

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Photo Friday: National Museum of Art in Catalonia

by El-El on September 27, 2013

National Museum of Art in Catalonia

Housed within the Palau Nacional, a huge complex dating back to the 1920s, the National Museum of Art in Catalonia is known for its impressive collection of Romanesque church paintings along with Catalan art and design dating back to the late 19th century. Organized by collections, you can wander the entire museum or pick a […]

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The Magic of Tibidabo, Barcelona

by lisam on May 3, 2012

Tibidabo Carousel

Haec omnia tibi dabo si cadens adoraveris me. Latin scholars know that the words “tibi dabo” mean “I’ll give you,” and that the sentence means “All of this I will give to you if you fall down and worship me.”  Biblical historians tells us that Satan stood on top of a mountain and said these […]

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Barcelona Art: The World of Gaudi

by Rita Cook on April 27, 2012

Architecture by Gaudi-Courtesy of Barcelona Turisme

When I think of Barcelona, Spain, the thought of Antoni Gaudi, the Catalonian architect born in 1852, always comes to mind. After all, the city is covered in the man’s work.  In fact, Gaudi’s work over the years has irrevocably influenced the face of Barcelona architecture like none other before or after. Influenced primarily by nature, […]

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2008 most liveable cities

by Juan on July 24, 2008

I owe a big apology to all my loyal readers for keeping you in the dark over the last 3 months. Since my last post I travelled to Mexico twice, shared the stage in San Francisco with some of the authorities on the “geoweb”, travelled to Corsica, the French Riviera, Lake Como, St. Moritz; …

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most liveable cities

by Juan on July 30, 2007

Hyper-connected to the rest of the world through an ample offering of long-haul flights, low crime rates, great education and health system, fair balance of sunny and warm days, plenty of ways to stay informed, availability of drinks after hours, good public transit, lots of green areas and a will to keep them green. …

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