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Mark Planellas Witzsch is a truly exceptional. His deep knowledge of the history of Spain and of the art, architecture, cities, and sites in Catalonia is staggering. The historic background is vital to appreciate the sites and cities of Catalonia and Mark has done a masterful job of organising and guiding us through it in the most relevant way. His knowledge of art, artists, architects, historical figures, places, empires, ruling governments, and religions ranges from the ancient to contemporary. He weaves a story that is so compelling, even after two multi-hour sessions, one cannot resist wanting more. I truly hope to be able to travel there soon and have an in-person tour from Mark. Thank you so much!
Mark led us on a fascinating journey of the historical formation/history of the region, it's religions and architects / artists. Mark has a deep understanding of his subjects and I learned a lot.
Mark presented the many facets of Catalonian culture, art and history. Connections between artists and the Spanish Civil War, religion & culture, Roman history and architecture showed the richness of Catalonia. Great visuals & deep information. Mark is an excellent teacher.
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A truly in-depth review of Catalonia, its various regions and key towns/sites, and major artists. Covered an amazing amount of history, including Catalonia's ancient origins, modernisme, the Spanish Civil War and more. Great use of maps to help keep us located.