The Historic Catalan Beer Company: Moritz Brewery

A local beer, steeped in the region’s history, had its beginning at the arrival of Louis Moritz, who first arrived in Barcelona from Alsace in 1851. After several years of teaching beer making he decided to purchase a small brewery, which launched the Moritz Brewery in 1856. The beer would go on to win numerous […]

Barcelona: Antoni Gaudi’s Palau Güell

The wealthy industrialist Eusebi Güell i Bacigalupi, who would become Gaudi’s main patron, commissioned the architect in 1885 to design his private residence, which would become known as Palau Güell. In addition to being a personal residence, Güell intended to use the property to show off his affluence through exhibitions, concerts and other events. The […]

Greece: Icarus and Dedalos in Agia Galini

According to the popular Greek myth, Dedalos was the one who advised Princess Ariadne to give Theseus the thread that helped him come out from the infamous Labyrinth, after killing the Minotaur. The Labyrinth was a maze built by Dedalos; King Minos wanted a building suitable to imprison the mythical monster Minotaur, and according to […]

Luxembourg: Bock and Petruss casemates: A UNESCO World Heritage Site

Easily the most popular attraction of the city, the casemates are fortifications underground and in the city’s hillside dating back to the 1600’s. The series of formerly defensive passageways wind down spiraling staircases and through narrow hallways with hillside openings, which previously housed cannons but now provide interesting perspectives of the city below. As a […]

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