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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 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 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 El Born Cultural Center

If you find yourself strolling through Barcelona’s La Ribera neighborhood, you may want to stop by the El Born Cultural Center (El Born Centre de Cultura i Memòria). Constructed of glass, colorful glazed tile, and decorative cast-iron, the building itself – with … Continue reading

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Things to do in Barcelona – Visit the Maritime Museum

If you’re interested in history, specifically maritime history, consider visiting the Barcelona Maritime Museum (Museu Marítim de Barcelona). The museum, open to the public since the 1930s, is housed in the Reials Drassanes, or former Royal Shipyards, originally constructed in the … Continue reading