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Things to do in Barcelona – Visit the Gaudí Exhibition Center

Most architectural fans visiting Barcelona will want to see the relevant Gaudí sites (La Sagrada Familia, Casa Batlló,  Palau Güell, Casa Milà, and Park Güell).  However, if you’re limited on time and funds, you may want to consider visiting the Gaudí Exhibition Center. Though not … Continue reading

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Things to do in Barcelona – Visit the Gaudí House Museum

For an intimate look at the life and works of architect and designer Antoni Gaudí, without paying the price of admission and battling the crowds at the more popular Park Güell, consider visiting the Gaudí House Museum. Situated in the … Continue reading

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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 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 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

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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 do in Lafayette – Visit the Hilliard Museum

  On the campus of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, you’ll find the impressive Hilliard Museum, officially known as the Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum. Created with the merging of the Art Center for Southwestern Louisiana and … Continue reading

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Things to do in New Orleans – Visit the Old Ursuline Convent

The Old Ursuline Convent is one of the most historically significant buildings in New Orleans. Established for the Sisters of the Order of Saint Ursula who arrived in New Orleans from Rouen, France in the 1720s, the walled complex consists … Continue reading

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Free things to do in New Orleans – Stroll through the Sculpture Garden at NOMA

For a chance to see some of the artwork in the collection of the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) for free, take a stroll through the museum’s Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden. The collection, set against a backdrop … Continue reading