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Casa Macaya, Barcelona, Spain. Declared a Cultural Asset of National Interest, the Macaya house was finished in 1901. The architect, Josep Puig i Cadafalch, revived the grandiose of the Gothic style with his design of the facade. Arches & columns are intricately carved & decorated by ironwork next to white stucco walls with elaborately engraved designs.
Barcelona, Spain - capital of Catalonia - dates back to Rome or before with legends attributing its founding to either mythological Hercules or to Hannibal's father, a Carthaginian who named it Barcino after his family, the Barcas - The Romans took over in approx. 15 BC - it's had a long and colorful history over the centuries since.