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City Skyline: Splendid Views of Barcelona From Montjuic Castle

The views of Barcelona from Montjuic Castle are stunningly marvelous. Situated on the top of the Montjuic hill overlooking Barcelona, Castle Montjuic is the epitome of the resilience of Barcelona against oppression and invasions. Yet, it is also a monument of the victory of Spain over Catalan some 350 years

Hospital Sant Pau in Barcelona – Your Window to Art Nouveau

The hospital Sant Pau in Barcelona is your window to art nouveau. The moment you enter the gate, you know you’re inside a place that would take you to bygone times. Nothing on the exterior that shows a clue that this was once a hospital. From the outside, the pointed

Park Guell in Barcelona is Visually Stunning

Park Guell in Barcelona is visually stunning. I’m not only referring to the legacy of arts and architecture that Antoni Gaudi left but also to the nature and breathtaking views you’ll see from up here. You’ve never been to Barcelona if you’ve never been to Parc Guell. This is the

The Obvious and Not-So-Obvious Things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona remains one of the most popular destinations to visit in Europe, attracting over 32 million people per year and it is easy to see why. This historic city, with its incredible architecture, energetic nightlife and famous beaches make this an attractive holiday destination for tourists. Barcelona also has a fantastic

View from the Towers of La Clerecia in Salamanca

The Towers of La Clerecia in Salamanca is locally known as Scala Coeli. You can’t, of course, climb the tower without getting into the Clerecia Church. And yes, you’ve got to pay, too. This church used to be known as the Royal College of the Company of Jesus. It was both a

20 Photos – Inside the Amazing Salamanca Cathedral

Salamanca Cathedral refers to two cathedrals combined into one. One is called the Old Cathedral and other as the New Cathedral. The former was built in 12-13th century and the latter was in 16th century. So, the earlier Cathedral is really ancient (Middle Ages) and the new one isn’t really

The Aqueduct of Segovia – Ancient Rome’s Legacy in Spain

The aqueduct of Segovia is ancient Rome’s indisputable legacy in Spain. The towering aqueduct is synonymous with the old town of Segovia. You can’t mention the city’s name without identifying it with this arched aqueduct. The city of Segovia, as legend has it, was founded by Hercules, the son of the Roman

Alcazar de Segovia – A Fairytale-like Castle Before Disney

Before Disney, there was Alcazar de Segovia. If you look at it near and far, the castle resembles of Sleeping Beauty’s Castle in Disneyland. You can’t leave Segovia without seeing and getting into the heart of Spain’s most famous castle. The structure wasn’t really meant to be a castle. It was

Madrid Plaza Mayor – The Square With Many Names

Madrid Plaza Mayor is one of the most visited public spaces in the city. Though this square is infested with tourists from all over the world, it still oozes with a cultural vibe that the city is know for. This place is both loved and frequented by locals and strangers in

The Symbols on the Facade of Sagrada Familia

From afar, the Sagrada Familia is a towering Gothic structure that dominates the skyline of Barcelona. But if you get closer and look up, you’ll find yourself wondering what the symbols on its facade mean or stand for. However, if you’re a devout Christian or Catholic, these symbols are easy

Casa Pedrera – The House That Looks Like an Open Quarry

In Barcelona, there’s a house that the locals fondly call Casa Pedrera (or the Quarry). If you look at its facade, it really looks like a rugged quarry. However, its original name was Casa Mila. Anton Gaudi, Catalan’s most beloved architect, built it for the wealthy Mila Family. This house

Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas – Where to Watch Bullfight in Madrid

At Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas in Madrid, you’ll be able to watch the controversial bullfight. This is a huge bullring that can accommodate 25,000 wild spectators of the sport. Wait, is killing animals a sport nowadays? For some people this is a “bloody sport,” while others consider it as a
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