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Alcazar de Segovia - A Fairytale Castle Before Disney (Spain).

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 that 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 built as a fortress. […]

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Madrid Plaza Mayor - The Heart of the City (Spain).

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 city. Despite its dark […]

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Casa Pedrera - The House That Looks Like a Quarry (Barcelona, Spain)

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 was one of his last […]

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Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas - Where to Watch Bullfight in Madrid (Spain).

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 cultural spectacle or an art […]

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Take a Peek of Catalan Art at MNAC (Museo Nacional d'Art de Catalunya).

Take a Peek of Catalan Art at MNAC

To be honest, I never had the chance to take a peek of Catalan Art at MNAC (Museo Nacional d’Art de Catalunya). I arrived at almost 4 in the afternoon on my last day in Barcelona and I simply didn’t have much time. Instead, I went around and admired the museum’s facade. If you look […]

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Arc de Triomf in Barcelona, Spain.

The Majestic Arc de Triomf in Barcelona

The majestic Arc de Triomf in Barcelona is usually the meeting place of walking tours in the city. It is one of the city’s landmarks that is visited by tourists  usually during the day. In late afternoon, you’ll find more locals here walking, running and strolling around – and all the way to Parc Ciutadella. It’s […]

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Casa Battlo known by the locals as The House of Bones is designed by Gaudi (Barcelona Spain).

Casa Batllo – The House of Bones

The locals in Barcelona call Casa Batllo -as The House of Bones. You can’t blame them because if you look at it outside from afar, the casa looks like bones, indeed. Its eclectic facade design carries through the walls, door, floors and rooms inside the house. So, it’s a good idea to have an audio […]

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vBarcelona from the top of Sagrada Familia (Spain).

Barcelona from the top of Sagrada Familia

Yes, you can go to the top of Sagrada Familia by elevator. However, the lift doesn’t really bring you to the topmost floor. You’ll have to climb some steps to go to the uppermost part. The elevator is too small and the steps are too narrow. That’s why, you can’t go up there anytime you […]

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