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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

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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

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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 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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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