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 […]

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 […]