When most people think of Miami they tend to think of high-rise condos, palm-fringed beaches or maybe even the Miami Dolphins. What many don’t realise is that, in addition to the popular Art Deco Historic District and Downtown, Miami hides another architectural marvel which has echoes of Stonehenge or the Great Pyramid of Giza – nobody knows how it was made.
Housed in an impressive building, the Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona is unique both outside and in. An impressive example of Catalan Art Nouveau (modernisme), it is located in the historic centre of Barcelona. The Palau de la Música Catalana was commissioned by the Orfeó Catala, a symphonic choir in Barcelona, designed by the architect Lluis Domenech i Montaner, and built between 1905 and 1908.
The building is representative of the open and forward-thinking attitude of Catalonia and was declared a National Monument in 1971. Furthermore, UNESCO declared it a World Heritage Site in 1997, along with the Hospital de Sant Pau. The building was extended and modernized from 1983 to 2004.
It’s finally that time of the year again! That’s right, the Christmas season is now officially upon us. And although we curse the cold harsh winter months we are still livid with excitement for the arrival of the Christmas shops and their mulled wine, punch, cookies, bars, enchanting smells, Christmas lights, and so on… So sit back, relax and enjoy this beautiful guide to the top Christmas markets in Germany.
German Christmas Market History