How to visit Parc Güell – Barcelona, Spain

Parc Güell is a modernist park in Barcelona designed by Gaudi. Today, the site is a municipal garden, where people can admire some of his beautiful mosaic works.… Read More How to visit Parc Güell – Barcelona, Spain

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Things to consider when visiting St. Peter’s basilica – Vatican city

I have visited St. Peter’s basilica four times now and I have discovered new things every time. There is just so much to see in this single basilica. That’s why it is a good idea to prepare your visit, so that you won’t regret not seeing a part of the basilica that you wish you had seen. Here is a list of things you should consider when you are planning to visit St. Peter’s Basilica.… Read More Things to consider when visiting St. Peter’s basilica – Vatican city

The complete iconography of the Stanza della Segnatura explained – Vatican City

Why is Plato pointing up in the School of Athens fresco? Why is someone trying to cut a baby in half? And what is a lady with a huge blueberry doing in this room? In this post, I will explain every fresco in this room of the Papal palace, painted by Raphael Santi and his pupils.… Read More The complete iconography of the Stanza della Segnatura explained – Vatican City

Hidden messages in the sculptures of the Dam Palace – Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The Dam Palace was built in the Dutch Golden Age, the 17th century. Amsterdam was the biggest city of the Dutch Republic and the prosperity was at its peak. The Dam Palace was built as the city’s town hall. It’s interesting to find out what the sculptures are trying to tell us about Amsterdam.… Read More Hidden messages in the sculptures of the Dam Palace – Amsterdam, The Netherlands