Casa Batlló in Barcelona is one of Antoni Gaudí‘s masterpieces, the Catalan architect responsible for iconic attractions, like Casa Milà, the Park Güell, and the Sagrada Família. Built on the luxurious Passeig de Gràcia, Casa Batlló is part of the “Illa de la Discòrdia” block. In this row of modernist houses are also Casa Lleó Morera (Lluís Domènech i Montaner), Casa Mulleras (Enric Sagnier), Casa Bonet (Marceliano Coquillat), and Casa Amatller (Josep Puig i Cadafalch)!
Greece is one of my favorite countries in the world. For years, I dreamed of the day I would visit it and when I finally booked my flight to Athens, the feeling was incredible! Whether you explore one of the country’s thousands of archipelagos or venture across mainland Greece, there is always much to discover in this territory. From paradisiacal islands and picturesque villages to cosmopolitan cities and thousand-years-old sites, Greece has a unique historical and cultural legacy in the world!
Turin is the capital and largest city in the Piedmont region, in northwest Italy. Currently, it’s the fourth-largest city in the country, after Rome, Milan, and Naples. Despite being best known for the automotive industry (FIAT) and football (Juventus FC), Turin is a city full of history, art, and culture. For example, did you know that there are more than three dozen museums in Turin? I think it’s time to consult this two-day itinerary and set out to discover this picturesque Italian city!
The Basilica of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona is Antoni Gaudí‘s ultimate incomplete masterpiece. The Catalan architect dedicated more than forty years of his life to this project, which eventually became known as the “Cathedral of the Poor”. This is because the initial funding came exclusively from scarce private donations. The Sagrada Familia is still under construction and it’s estimated that the works will be finished in 2026, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the master’s death!
The Vatican Museums are the third most visited museum in the world and the second most visited in Europe, after the Louvre. Besides, they’re the fifth largest museum in the world and the third-largest in Europe, with 43,000 m2 of exhibition space! A visit to the Vatican Museums is highly recommended if you’re in Rome, so take this guide with you. You’ll get the essential information (such as opening hours, prices, and accesses), a list of the must-see works of art, and lots of other tips!
In this list of “10 Best Places To Visit In England”, there are destinations for all tastes: from those who prefer large cosmopolitan centers to those who can’t dismiss landscapes by the sea. Or maybe you prefer medieval cities? Keep reading! Despite being part of the United Kingdom, I thought that England deserved an article in my series about the best European cities and villages. In this set of posts, I’ve already covered countries like France, Italy, and Spain. Which one is your favorite?
Granada is an unprecedented postcard: a monumental Arab fortress, snow-capped mountains, and winding streets with whitewashed houses. Also, did you know that the Alhambra and Generalife complex is the most visited tourist attraction in Spain? So, take the opportunity to stroll through the neighborhoods of Albayzín and Sacromonte (with traditional restaurants and flamenco houses), or visit the monuments in the historic center and discover the Andalusian markets, with strong Muslim inspiration!
The Acropolis of Athens is one of the most important sites in the history of Western civilization. And although there are other acropolis spread across Greece, the Acropolis of Athens is the most famous in the world. The ancient citadel is located on a rocky plateau in the heart of Athens and is home to the ruins of many classical monuments, of indisputable architectural value. So save this guide of Ancient Greece’s “high city”, which evokes the fascinating mythology of this nation!
The Musée de l’Orangerie started as a greenhouse of orange trees of a royal palace, but now houses an extraordinary collection of impressionist and post-impressionist paintings, including some of Claude Monet’s masterpieces. Smaller (and less crowded) than other museums in Paris, it has the most perfect location ever: right in the heart of the Tuileries Garden. So, take this complete guide with you and get ready to enjoy Monet’s wonderful “Water Lilies”!
Although the French capital has thousands of cultural sites to visit, there are many incredible destinations for day trips from Paris. From imposing castles to medieval cities and port villages, there’s a little bit of everything within a short distance from the “City of Light”. So, if you have a few extra days and want to experience more of France, read this post. I’ve already tried these tours (some even more than once) and they will undoubtedly be worth the detour and enrich your trip!