Barcelona sets Gaudi fete

NEW YORK -- The Spanish city of Barcelona, capital of the Catalan region, celebrates the 150th birthday of native son and art nouveau architect Antoni Gaudi this year with exhibitions, festivals, tours and theater and dance events.

Gaudi is most well-known internationally as the builder of the Sagrada Familia cathedral in Barcelona.

The Barcelona Bus Turistic Gaudi 2002 tour visits Sagrada Familia and other Gaudi creations such as Casa Batllo, Palau Guell and the Colonia Guell church.

For more information on the event, visit the official Web site, at www.gaudi2002.bcn.es, or contact the Tourist Office of Spain at (212) 265-8822 or at www.okspain.org.

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