Gaudí’s Neo-Baroque Casa Calvet In Barcelona

Casa Calvet is the neglected stepchild of Gaudí architecture in Barcelona. It’s not as curvy, crazy, or whimsically colorful. And so it’s largely ignored. But it shouldn’t be. It’s a hidden gem among the other modernist standouts in nearby Passage de Gràcia. And a visit is essential to a full understanding of Gaudí’s more famous … Read more

Guide To the Delightfully Eccentric Salvador Dalì Theatre-Museum in Figueres Spain

“I will be a genius, and the world will admire me.” — Salvador Dali, age 16 Here’s my guide to the Dalì Theater and Museum, or Teatro-Museo Dalí, in Figueres Spain. It’s one of Spain’s best small museums. It’s eccentric. But then so is its namesake, the famed Surrealist artist Salvador Dalì. When one thinks … Read more

Gaudí’s First House, the Regal Casa Vicens in Barcelona

Here’s my guide to visiting Casa Vicens, a magnificent Antoni Gaudi creation in Barcelona Spain. The vivacious Casa Vicens splashed onto the Gaudi tourist circuit in Barcelona in November 2017. The UNESCO-listed Casa Vicens opened its flamboyant doors to the public after 130 years of private ownership and a massive renovation. It’s an intense burst … Read more

Barcelona’s Mulberry Mansion: Guide To Casa Lleó Morera

Lying at the at the intersection of Paseo de Gracia and Consell de Cent is a true Spanish treasure, Casa Lleó Morera. The Art Nouveau mansion is often overshadowed by its showy neighbor Casa Batlló. But it shouldn’t be. It’s lovely and vastly under appreciated. When the tourists clamor to Gaudi’s Casa Batlló or La Pedrera, … Read more