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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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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

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What to see and do in Figueres

Figueres is best known as the birthplace of surrealist artist Salvador Dali, and its main attraction for tourists is the Dalí Theatre-Museum. The city is located about 90 miles northeast of Barcelona  which makes it a nice day trip option for fans … Continue reading

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Things to do in Barcelona – Visit the Roman Ruins in MUHBA’s Plaça del Rei

For a chance to walk through Roman Barcelona, or Barcino as it was known then, visit MUHBA Plaça del Rei. One of several museums within the MUHBA family, this ‘Museum of Barcelona History’ located in the heart of the Gothic Quarter takes visitors … Continue reading

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Things to do in Barcelona – visit the Museum of World Cultures

A recent addition to the Barcelona’s museum scene, the Museum of World Cultures (Museu de Cultures del Món) established in 2012, presents an interesting look at the cultural heritage of Africa, Asia, Oceana, and the Americas.  This fascinating museum, often mistaken … Continue reading

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Things to do in Barcelona – Visit the Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar

If you find yourself in the La Ribera neighborhood  with a little time to spare, step inside the Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar. The facade of this imposing Catalan Gothic structure features a giant rose window above the entrance, and is flanked … Continue reading

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Things to do in Barcelona – Visit the Palau de la Música Catalana

The Palau de la Música Catalana is – without a doubt – one of Barcelona’s most impressive architectural treasures, and it’s a site we highly recommend visiting, even if you just walk by to see the exterior. Designed by Modernista architect Lluís Domènech i … Continue reading

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Things to do in Barcelona – Visit the Gran Teatre del Liceu

If you’re interested in seeing inside one of Europe’s grand opera houses, reportedly one of the continent’s largest, consider visiting Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu. The Liceu, situated midway along the city’s busy La Rambla, was founded in 1847 by … Continue reading

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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