Sagrada Família – The most extraordinary interpretation of Gothic architecture in Barcelona

On 19 March 1882, construction of the Sagrada Família began under architect Francisco de Paula del Villar. In 1883, when Villar resigned, Gaudí took over as chief architect, transforming the project with his architectural and engineering style, combining Gothic and curvilinear Art Nouveau forms. Gaudí devoted the remainder of his life to the project, and he is […]

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Neuschwanstein Castle – The global symbol of the era of Romanticism in Hohenschwangau

The Castle, is a 19th-century Romanesque Revival palace. The palace was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat and in honor of Richard Wagner. Ludwig paid for the palace out of his personal fortune and by means of extensive borrowing, rather than Bavarian public funds. The castle was intended as a home for the king, […]