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Saint George, a legend made architecture

Saint George, a legend made architecture

By: Ferran Garcés   This Sunday is the Feast of Saint George, the most special of our festivities. The Bellesguard Tower is closely related to the legend of Saint George. The devotion to this legend began to take shape in Catalonia during the time of Martin I the Humane, who lived in the medieval castle […]

A day like today: Music from another era in another landscape

A day like today: Music from another era in another landscape

By: Ferran Garcés   The Torre Bellesguard is an ideal place to recreate the past and, at the very least, to feel transported back in time. Perhaps for this reason it has been the setting for different concerts of early classical music, such as the one we want to remember today, which took place in […]

Did you know? Flaixbac Showcase Concerts at Torre Bellesguard

Did you know? Flaixbac Showcase Concerts at Torre Bellesguard

By: Ferran Garcés   The history of Torre Bellesguard often leads us to look back, to the past, but we have also learned to enjoy the present, to squeeze the most out of it, and make it happen in the future.The pandemic forced us to stop. We imagined the future we wanted, and we managed […]

Did you know?: Gaudí Nights, the concerts at Antonio Gaudí’s Torre Bellesguard?

Did you know?: Gaudí Nights, the concerts at Antonio Gaudí’s Torre Bellesguard?

By: Ferran GarcésIn previous articles, we have explained how during the first months of the Covid 19 pandemic, Bellesguard got involved with other cultural assets, badly affected by the closure of theatres, cinemas, and concert halls, and created and went ahead with the Festival Premiers Bellesguard. A project based on synergies, in which Bellesguard provided […]

A day like today: Bellesguard during the confinement: Bellesguard Premieres Festival

A day like today: Bellesguard during the confinement: Bellesguard Premieres Festival

By: Ferran Garcés   In the previous article we recalled the confinement and one of the initiatives that we undertook from Bellesguard, “The Voices of Bellesguard” to keep in touch with the public and at the time disseminate the great characters that have been part of the history of Bellesguard. But this was not the […]

A day like today: Bellesguard during confinement

A day like today: Bellesguard during confinement

By: Ferran Garcés It seemed unbelievable, but it was real. Three years ago, on 14 March 2020, the president of the Spanish government, Pedro Sánchez, announced to the media the beginning of the confinement due to COVID-19. The Bellesguard Tower, despite closing its doors as was obligatory, sought a way to remain in contact with […]

Contributions of Catalan Modernism to the Architectural Development of Barcelona

Contributions of Catalan Modernism to the Architectural Development of Barcelona

Barcelona cannot be understood without modernism, it had such a great impact that it transformed the city and the society of the time. How and when did Catalan modernism develop? Catalan modernism emerged at the end of the 19th century. Its origin is due to the changes brought about by the industrial revolution (which began in […]

Did you know?: The star of Venus and a secret love…

Did you know?: The star of Venus and a secret love…

By: Ferran Garcés We are in the week of Valentine’s Day. Bellesguard has a very appropriate symbol for the occasion. We refer to the stained glass window called “Star of Venus”. In ancient times, because of its luminosity, the planet identified with the Roman goddess of love and beauty, was described as a star. Due […]

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

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 […]