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Free things to do in New Orleans – Stroll down Royal Street

Just steps away from the rowdiness of Bourbon Street is the more sedate Royal Street. Known as Rue Royale in French and Calle Real in Spanish, this historical street – lined with some of the city’s most photographed wrought-iron clad … Continue reading

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Things to do in Cadaqués – Visit the Church of Santa Maria

The dominant feature of the Cadaqués skyline is the 16th century Church of Santa Maria (Iglesia de Santa María de Cadaqués). Perched on the highest point overlooking the village, this ‘new’ church in late-Gothic style was built with funding from … Continue reading

Ermita de Sant Baldiri Cadaques Spain © 2017 Mikestravelguide. All rights reserved.

Things to do in Cadaqués – Visit the Hermitage of Saint Baudilus

If you find yourself heading to Port Lligat to visit the Dali House Museum, you may want to take a minute to visit the Ermita de Sant Baldiri (Hermitage of Saint Baudilus.) Built to house the relics of Saints Abdon and Sennen, yet dedicated … Continue reading

Painted Doors Cadaques Spain © 2017 Mikestravelguide. All rights reserved.

Things to see in Cadaqués – Sculptures and Street Art

The quiet seaside village of Cadaqués – a place that has attracted such artists as Salvador Dalí (who lived nearby in Port Lligat), René Magritte, Joan Miró, and Pablo Picasso –   offers spectacular views worthy of any painting.  And as you stroll through … Continue reading

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Things to do in Figueres – Visit the Dalí Theatre-Museum

  One of the two main reasons tourists come to Figueres is to visit the spectacularly surreal Dalí Theatre-Museum (the other is to make the connection to Cadaqués).  Designed by Figueres-born artist Salvador Dalí to showcase his extravagant works, this bizarre and … Continue reading

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The cheapest, easiest and fastest way to get from Barcelona to Figueres

The cheapest and easiest way to get from Barcelona to Figueres is via regional train. Here are our step-by-step directions for getting from Barcelona to the Figueres city center: Step 1: Make your way to one of several Barcelona train … Continue reading

Dali Jewels Figueres Spain © 2017 Mikestravelguide. All rights reserved.

Things to do in Figueres – Visit the Dalí Joies

Situated in the same building as the Dalí Theatre Museum, but with a separate entrance (and ticket for admission) the Dalí Jewels (Dali-Joies) is a fabulous collection of unusual and unique jewelry. The 41 pieces, designed by artist Salvador Dalí and … Continue reading