Mas Miró, a glimpse into Joan Miró’s life and work

For 65 summers, Joan Miró was a regular in the village of Mont-roig, which inspired the famous painting La Masía and the rest of his work. There, at the farmhouse that his family bought, he also received visits from his friends Ernest Hemingway, Alexander Calder or Josep Lluís Sert.

Parabolic wonders. The sanctuary of Montferri, a Modernist jewel

Some say it might be the other Sagrada Família, and not because of its dimensions. This sanctuary built in a small town of Tarragona is one of the most original pieces of Modernist architecture, and was finished 74 years after the first stone had been laid.

Parabolic wonders. The wine cathedral of El Pinell de Brai

No wonder they call it the wine cathedral. This cellar in Pinell de Brai, Terra Alta, is the work of architect Cèsar Martinell i Brunet, and was built between 1918 and 1922. The entire interior of the winery is divided by wide-span, roof-bearing parabolic arches, which make the entire space look indeed like a cathedral.

A Route of Jean Nouvel’s Barcelona

A tower, a park, and a restaurant – they all have in common the name of the architect, French-born Jean Nouvel. For contemporary architecture lovers, these are some destinations not to be missed.

Inspired by poetry. Plensa / Estellés

“The beginning and the end are the same thing” Estellés writes. “It was a discovery, Plensa says. There were very short and simple poems but at the same time very intense and sensual, about sex, love, death and solitude”, which made Plensa see “an extraordinary poet, one of the best in explaining the relationship between us people and life.”