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Administration Building Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site Barcelona © 2017 Mikestravelguide. All rights reserved.

Things to do in Barcelona – Visit the Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site

One of the many historical sights in Barcelona is the Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site located in the Eixample neighborhood. This unique complex, a bequest to the city upon the death of a wealthy Catalan banker, served as the Hospital de la Santa … Continue reading

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Things to do in Barcelona – Visit the Gaudí Experience

This unique attraction located near Park Güell is a fun way to experience the work and vision of Catalan architect Antonin Gaudí. The 4D experience – with moving seats, sensory effects, and 3D glasses – gives you a dragon’s eye … Continue reading

Harley Davidson Prototype Museu Moto Barcelona © 2017 Mikestravelguide. All rights reserved.

Things to do in Barcelona – Visit Museu Moto

Barcelona’s Motorcycle Museum (the Museu Moto) is an interesting place in which to spend about 30 minutes of your day (fans of motorbikes and scooters may stay longer). Located in the heart of the Barri Gòtic and housed in the basement of the former … Continue reading

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Things to do in Barcelona – Visit MNAC

One of the top sights to visit in Barcelona for art lovers is MNAC, the National Art Museum of Catalunya, situated on the hillside in the Palau Nacional of Montjuic,  a building that with its massive dome, grand central hall, and … Continue reading

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Things to do in Barcelona – Visit Montjuïc Castle

Montjuïc Castle, a 17th-century hilltop fortress, offers visitors amazing views of Barcelona, its harbor and industrial port.   Originally constructed as a fortification for an 11th-century watchtower, the castle has been a strategic defense during times of conflict. And, in … Continue reading

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Things to do in Barcelona – Visit the Fundació Joan Miró

The Fundació Joan Miró, housed in a uniquely quintessential 1970s building, will appeal to fans of contemporary and experimental art. Created by artist and Barcelona native Joan Miró and opened to the public in 1975, the Foundation features a vast collection … Continue reading

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Free things to do in Barcelona – See the Magic Fountain

Barcelona’s Magic Fountain (Font Màgica), designed by local architect and engineer Carles Buigas i Sans, was built for the 1929 International Exposition.    This monumental fountain – at the base of Montjuïc Hill – may be just a large water … Continue reading

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Things to do in Barcelona – Visit the Caixa Forum

One of Barcelona’s many cultural centers is the Caixa Forum. Situated on Montjuic Hill, amidst sights and attractions leftover from the 1929 International Expo, this particular site will appeal not only to art lovers, but to fans of architecture as … Continue reading

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Things to do in Barcelona on Montjuïc Hill

Montjuïc Hill, at just over 600 feet high, is a major landmark in Barcelona. Located to the southwest of the city’s old town, in the Poble-sec neighborhood, the hill has been quarried by the Romans and the Christians for its … Continue reading

Reflecting Pool and Mies Van Der Rohe Pavilion Barcelona © 2016 Mikestravelguide. All rights reserved.

Things to see in Barcelona – the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion

One of Barcelona’s unique architectural sites is the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion, also known as the Barcelona Pavilion.  Designed by Aachen native Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, this building of stone, steel, and glass is one of several reminders of the International … Continue reading

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Things to see and do in Lafayette Louisiana

Lafayette, recently named the Happiest City in America, is a fantastic place to visit to experience authentic Cajun culture. Enjoy live Cajun and Zydeco music at any one of the many music and cultural festivals; eat your way around the … Continue reading