This medieval bath house was built in the 14th century by Pere de Vilarasa, a knight and jurist during the reign of Jaime II. Its style is mainly Arabic, mixed with local style called mudéjar (Christian architecture style from Iberican peninsula).
Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències (Valenciano) or Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias (Spanish) is a landmark of Valencia. Valencian born architect Santiago Calatrava designed this enormous complex. This is one of the main reasons I visited Valencia last summer.
Two weeks ago when the leaves started to effloresce from green to the typical autumn red, brownish golden tones I snapped these pics.
In this post I share pics of food at El Nacional in Barcelona. As I wrote in that post my family and I dined at El Nacional three times, respectively in the seafood restaurant, meat grill part and the tapas joint.
Barcelona is a must visit for modern architecture lovers. Aside from art nouveau style buildings, this city has one of the masterpieces of German well-known architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.
El Nacional offers two things I love about Barcelona: culinary and architecture. This culinary hotspot is located on the upscale district of Gràcia where world-famous modernista buildings are at. The entry is not really visible for unaware passersby. It is hidden in an alley. Actually El Nacional is an enormous food court of 2.600 square …
Tucked in between some buildings in one of the side streets along Via Laietana, Palau de la Música Catalana is an architectural gem. This iconic concert hall in modernista style has been acknowledged as an UNESCO world heritage since 1997. This is a cafe in the building, a meeting point for the guided tour. This building …