Episcopal Palace - Astorga - Spain

Episcopal Palace Garden View

Joan Baptista Grau Vallespinos was appointed Bishop of Astorga in 1886, in the province of Leon, after having been Vicar-General of the Archdiocese of Tarragona for some years. Shortly after taking possession of the mitre of Astorga the Episcopal palace burnt down and the newly-appointed bishop entrusted his fellow citizen of the Tarragona region, Gaudi, with the project for the new palace and residence. Continue reading “Episcopal Palace – Astorga – Spain

El Capricho - Comillas - Spain

El Capricho – Comillas – Spain

El Capricho Gaudi Opera in ComillasIn 1883, Gaudi was given the commission by Mr Máximo Diaz de Quijano to to undertake a project for a holiday retreat beside the Marquis of Comillas’Sobrellano Palace, in the selfsame town in Cantabria. The Capricho building, a strict contemporary of  Casa Vicens, is yet another example of the plenitude of this oriental tendency in which Gaudi found such prodigious solutions. Continue reading “El Capricho – Comillas – Spain