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A day like today: World Cancer Day

A day like today: World Cancer Day

By: Ferran Garcés World Cancer Day is celebrated on February 4 because on this day, in 2000, the World Health Organization (WHO), meeting in Paris at the time, decided to establish a special date to promote awareness of this disease and thus contribute to its prevention and control. A very necessary action, since cancer is […]

A day like today: Xavi Casinos and the secret passage of Bellesguard

By: Ferran Garcés   On a day like today, in January last year, Xavi Casinos, author of the popular blog “Barcelona Secreta” visited us to document a new article for La Vanguardia. The subject was one of the most unknown corners of the Bellesguard Tower, which, in itself, is one of the most unknown works […]

Did you know?: Who was Pepeta Moreu?

Did you know?: Who was Pepeta Moreu?

The figure of Pepeta Moreu, and with it her influence on Antoni Gaudí, has remained in the shadows for most of the time, like so many other women in history who have been forgotten. It has recently been rediscovered, providing a new historical view not only of the life of the famous architect but also […]

Did you know?: The Star of the Three Magi

Did you know?: The Star of the Three Magi

By: Ferran Garcés We reache the last entry of the Triptych of the spiritual facade of Bellesguard, which we started in December, with references to the Immaculate Conception and the Holy Trinity. It is, as we have seen, a façade loaded with symbolism, starting with its height, which, from the highest point of the cross […]

Did you know?: The Holy Trinity and a Mass

Did you know?: The Holy Trinity and a Mass

By: Ferran Garcés Last December 8 we began a series of three articles that we have called “The Triptych of the spiritual facade of Bellesguard”. We inaugurated it with the celebration of the Immaculate Conception. Today we will continue with another dogma, that of the Holy Trinity. Both were very dear to Gaudí. According to […]

Architecture and Tourism: How and at what age did the architect Antoni Gaudí die?

Architecture and Tourism: How and at what age did the architect Antoni Gaudí die?

Antoni Gaudí, born on June 25, 1852 in Reus, is one of our most recognized and international figures. His unique and groundbreaking style has transformed architecture and influenced generations and generations of architects. Barcelona, ​​the capital of Catalonia, was the city where he left the bulk of his work, with buildings as iconic as the Sagrada […]

Did you know?: The Immaculate Conception at Bellesguard

Did you know?: The Immaculate Conception at Bellesguard

By: Ferran Garcés   Today we publish the first article in a series of three that we have called “The Triptych of the Bellesguard facade”. A facade that hides different symbols and religious references. Little by little we will be discovering them, as if they were the windows of an Advent calendar. We hope you […]

Did you know?: The cinema and Bellesguard

Did you know?: The cinema and Bellesguard

By: Ferran Garcés   The Bellesguard Tower has been the scene of all kinds of shootings: fashion shoots, documentaries, commercials, video clips and also, cinema. Today we will focus on this last one, the cinema, but in other articles we will reveal the celebrities and shootings that have also taken place in Bellesguard. We will […]

Architecture and Tourism: Discover the best examples of Art Nouveau in Barcelona

Architecture and Tourism: Discover the best examples of Art Nouveau in Barcelona

What is Art Nouveau? Art Nouveau, literally “new art” in French, is an artistic movement with origins that go back to the end of the 19th century, and whose development extended to the beginning of the 20th century, then reaching its peak . The aim of this artistic current was to look for new forms, […]

A day like today: San Martín’s festivities

A day like today: San Martín’s festivities

By: Ferran Garcés The name of Martin is one of the most important in the history of Bellesguard. It is the  name of the king who built the palace in which, five centuries later, Antonio Gaudí was  inspired to build the current tower. A strange name for a king…   No monarch of France, Portugal, England, […]