All over Europe, covered shopping arcades was THE vogue from the end of the 18th century to the beginning of the 20th. They are small historic pockets in many cities, and especially in Cardiff, the unpretentious capital of Wales, they hide everywhere.
No wonder Cardiff is called “City of Arcades” as it has most covered shopping arcades in all the UK. Ready to go on a shopping spree back in time?
While Art Nouveau was an architectural idea that spread throughout Europe in the late 19th century, every country had their take, their version of it.
In Hungary, the Szecesszió is powerful, yet playful and somewhat darker than its western European counterparts. It’s wonderfully unique and we’ve selected the Top10 Szecesszió sites in beautiful Budapest.
Peleș Castle in Sinaia is a perfect escape from the urban bustle of Bucharest. Situated amidst the Transylvanian mountains, with a backdrop of a forest in autumnal colours, this fairytale castle might not be enchanted, but is certainly one of the most enchanting castles in Europe!
Join us on a daytrip from Bucharest, that offers fairy-tale castles, Art Nouveau mansions and excellent hiking.
For centuries, Bucharest has been at the crossroad between the Christian kingdoms to the west, the Tsars of the east and the Ottoman Empire to the south.
It was in this melting pot of influences, that Bucharest experienced its prime back in the second half of the 1800s, when the country prospered under king Carol I. Beautiful boulevards were laid in French style, luxurious palaces were constructed, and the face of the city was defined by the architecture of the Belle Epoque style.
Antoni Gaudi was one of the most creative and innovative architects in the history of mankind.
Gaudi shattered conventional ideas of architecture. He created buildings that elevated the influence of nature in the man-made, reflected his faith and defied rules of symmetry. Today Gaudi is synonymous with Barcelona.
Follow Saul Schwartz in the architectural footsteps of the Catalan genius.
Barcelona is an international tourism destination with world-class appeal. It has unique architecture, exquisite gastronomy and a pleasant climate. With so much to experience and so many people wanting to do so, Barcelona can get pretty crowded. Then what? Especially in summertime, the Rambla is bursting with a heated, international crowd, so if you feel…
Barcelona is undisputedly the Art Nouveau capital of the Iberian peninsula, and while genius architects like Lluís Domènech i Montaner created the UNESCO World Heritage designated and exceptionally beautiful Palau de Musica Catalana, there is one light that shines a little brighter on the Art Nouveau sky: Antoni Gaudí. Seven of Gaudí’s works constitute yet another UNESCO…