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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 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 Basilica of Our Lady of Mercy

The 18th century Baroque-style Minor Basilica of Our Lady of Mercy (Basilica de la Mercé)  is one of Barcelona’s lesser-known historical sights. Constructed on the site of several earlier churches—the oldest of which was a 13th-century Gothic structure dedicated to the city’s … 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

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Things to do in Barcelona – visit the Columbus Monument

For a bird’s eye view of Barcelona’s Old Port (Port Vell) and its surrounding neighborhood, visit the Columbus Monument (Mirador de Colom). Built for the 1888 International Exhibition, this eye-catching tower protruding from the center of a busy traffic circle, … Continue reading

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Things to do in Barcelona – visit the Aquarium

If you’re looking for something to do in Barcelona with kids, consider visiting the Barcelona Aquarium (L’Aquàrium de Barcelona). Their exhibition lets you get up close – and sometimes personal – with a variety of sea creatures; most of them – … 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