Did you know that Park Güell was originally designed to be a neighbourhood for well off families? Eusebi Güell, owner of the land, commissioned Antoni Gaudí to design the gardens and 60 plots where splendid modernist mansions were to be built.
Work began in 1900 but only two houses were built in the following years. In 1914, the works stopped and the park became a large private garden. In 1926, it was opened as a much loved public park and since 1984, Park Güell is listed as World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
You are planning a trip to Barcelona and wondering whether it´s worth visiting Sagrada Familia with kids? The answer is simply yes. The Basilica of the Sagrada Familia is one of the masterpieces of modernism in Barcelona. It´s like no other church in the world.
Sagrada Familia is probably at the TOP of your must-see list and yet, since travelling with kids, you may be considering just checking it out from the outside. I know, visiting churches can get a bit boring for the younger generation…. But let me tell you otherwise.
Let Barcelona awe you again with its Art Noveau architecture. Modernism, the Catalan Art Noveau, has its imprint in many buildings scattered around the city and world-famous architects such as Salvador Dalí once lived and created most of their work in Barcelona. (more…)