Category Archives: Monuments

León on Foot: Free Walking Tour + Monument & Sights Guide

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Orientation The city of León is located on a river terrace at the confluence of the Bernesga and Thorium rivers, although urban growth has now meant the city has crossed the river to the west. Barrio Húmedo (Old Town) is largely contained within the … Continue reading

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InFocus: Museo Nacional del Prado [Madrid, Spain]

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Museo Nacional del Prado is Spain‘s national art gallery and features one of the world’s finest collections of European art. The collection is, put simply, huge; numbering around 7,600 paintings, 1,000 sculptures, 4,800 prints and 8,200 drawings and is one the … Continue reading

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InFocus: Aqueduct of Segovia [Segovia, Spain]

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El Acueducto de Segovia is the most important and best preserved example of Roman engineering on the whole of the Iberian Peninsula. It is the symbol of Segovia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is the unmissable focal point of … Continue reading

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Over 150 buildings in Barcelona open to the public this weekend! – 48h Open House

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to stand on top of the famous Arc de Triomf or visit the chambers of Barcelona Town Hall? Now you have the chance to do it during the 48h Open House … Continue reading

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Sagrada Familia in Barcelona open to visitors for FREE

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Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família, commonly known as the Sagrada Familia, is the icon of Barcelona and one of Gaudí’s masterpieces. It’s so unique on a world scale that it has been named a UNESCO World Heritage … Continue reading

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Zagreb (Croatia) and the Museum of Broken Relationships

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Our hitch-hike from Ptuj in Slovenia to Zagreb in Croatia proved to be as successful as the accommodation we found in Ptuj. Aljaž’s (our host’s) brother gave us quite a long lift to the Slovenian-Croatian border, which we crossed without … Continue reading

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InFocus: Alcázar of Seville [Sevilla, Spain]

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The Real Alcázar de Sevilla is a collection of royal palaces spanning different epochs and its surrounding fortress walls. It is a stunning collection of architecture with Mudejar, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque influences and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built in … Continue reading

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InFocus: León Cathedral [León, Spain]

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Santa María de León Cathedral is a masterpiece of the Gothic style and took over three centuries to complete. The cathedral is a playground of light and its stain glass windows are among the most impressive in the world, pouring colour … Continue reading

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InFocus: La Alhambra & Generalife [Granada, Spain]

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Comprised of a fortress (the Alcazaba), palace (Palacios Nazaries), garden (the Generalife) and government city (the Medina), the medieval complex of La Alhambra overlooks Granada is one of the most famous attractions in Spain. Originally constructed as a military stronghold … Continue reading

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