Antoni Gaudi

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 General view of the Sagrada Familia church in Barcelona. Photograph: Quique Garcia/EPA

An official building permit has been issued for the unfinished Barcelona church designed by architect Antoni Gaudí – 137 years after construction star(...)

Architect Oriol Capdevila in Barcelona’s Poble Nou district where he helped build the Olympic Village. Photograph: Guy Hedgecoe

Perched on a hill to the west of the city centre, the Montjuïc Communications Tower overlooks a large esplanade in front of Barcelona’s Olympic Stadiu(...)

Cian O’Connor at home in Co Meath. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Dubliner Cian O’Connor is best-known for his showjumping prowess. A regular member of the Irish Nations Cup Team, he won a bronze medal in the London (...)

Valentine’s Day arrives in the nick of time to remind us that spring is around the corner

Whoever made the decision to celebrate St Valentine’s Day in February was a genius. The mid-winter feast of Christmas helps us through the darkest day(...)

Park Güell, Gaudí’s wonderfully eccentric park with its giant salamander made of brightly coloured tiles, was finished in 1900. Photograph: Getty

When Carl Clancy finally made it to Barcelona in February 1913, he installed himself in a two-bedroom apartment with a balcony(...)

          Chartres Cathedral: “One could stay for weeks, months even and still not notice everything or feel one had done justice to the achievement of the architect, builders, masons and stained-glass makers who had created it.” Photograph: Alain Jocard

Carl Clancy rode away from Paris alone after his erstwhile partner, Walter Storey, returned to the United States, without explanation in Clancy(...)