TRANSLATE // TRADUCIR: SpanishOpen House Barcelona 2014 is already very, very close. And just a few hours ago that his press department did we get a list of news with photographs of everything new that awaits us in this issue of the end of the year most architecturally week Many of the buildings of Open…
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Even there are many people who do not know Palau Güell and do not visit it. It’s a real shame, because it is beautiful building designed by Gaudí and it is located in the city center.
The building stood out for its innovative conception of space and light. Also, one of the main features of the Palau Güell is that it was one of the first important works commissioned Gaudí. Moreover, it is a superb example of domestic architecture. Eusebi Güell (industrial, political and patron) ordered this peculiar urban palace to Gaudí because he wanted an extension of their family located in La Rambla of Barcelona.
The most striking part is the Güell Palace and its rooftop terrace, quite striking, with outstanding 14 fireplaces. It also stresses the high needle-shaped lantern which is the outside shot of the dome of the central hall, also made of ceramic and topped with a weathervane lightning rod-iron, containing the compass rose, a bat and a Greek cross.
On the roof of Palau Güell was where I first Antoni Gaudí chimneys designed as sculptural elements, sinuous forms, and some of them coated using the technique of “Trencadís”.
More information and tickets at the official website: www.palauguell.cat
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TRANSLATE // TRADUCIR: SpanishMacaya Palace by Puig i Cadalfach is located a little away from the center of Barcelona and, perhaps for that reason, has not as famous as other works of its kind. Macaya Palace, also called Macaya House, is on Passeig de Sant Joan, 108, fairly close to the Statue of Liberty in…
TRANSLATE // TRADUCIR: SpanishCompare Barcelona and New York is complicated, admittedly. However, we can always say that both cities have the same cosmopolitan and urbanite style, although Barcelona is a small scale of NY. We like New York, we like a lot. In fact, we like it so much that one of our accommodation, the hostel…
TRANSLATE // TRADUCIR: SpanishIn this blog we talked about the narrowest street in town , but we still remained to discover the shortest street in Barcelona The shortest street in Barcelona called Calle de l’Anisadeta and is almost beside the beautiful basilica of Santa Maria del Mar. If you have read the best-seller “The Cathedral…