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Exploring the Treasures of Barcelona

La Sagrada Familia

From the city’s mesmerizing architecture to the fascinating flavors and textures of its cuisine, Barcelona is brimming with things to see and do. With a wealth of possibilities to choose from — think Barcelona nightlife tours, food adventures, and more — we’ve rounded up some of the unmissable sights and experiences you need to know.

Art and Culture
Exploring Barcelona on foot can lead you to some fascinating discoveries. The city is packed with art galleries and museums like the Fundació Joan Miró with its impressive building, Museu Picasso, Taller Creativo Bencini, and the MNAC (Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya) to name a few.

Architecture
You can’t be in Barcelona and not marvel at its iconic architectural attractions. Not to mention the hidden gems that form part of the city’s rich architecture scene. Beyond the works of the famous architect Antoni Gaudí, you will find plenty of other awe-inspiring Modernista buildings designed by some of Catalan’s best. Among those not to be missed are the Camp Nou, Casa Batlló, Casa Milà, Catedral de la Santa Creu i Santa Eulàlia, Cascada Fountain at Park de la Ciutadella, Casa Vicens, La Pedrera, La Sagrada Familia, Monestir de Pedralbes, Parc Güell, and more.

Music and Festivals
From live music venues to concert halls, Barcelona offers plenty of places for music lovers. Festivals like the Festes de la Mercè and other neighborhood fiestas and celebrations likewise provide a lot of entertainment and fun experiences.

Food
A visit to the city is incomplete without tasting the famous Catalan cuisine. Some of the must-try dishes include the paella, bacalao (raw salted cod), calçot, crema Catalana, escalivada, la bomba, and mató (a type of cheese) among others.

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Four of the Best Places to Go if You’re a Music Lover

Music plays a part in most people’s travel experiences regardless if they are aware of it or not. It could weave itself into moments and may sometimes get unnoticed. But for music lovers, there is nothing quite like having the best of both the pleasures of music and travel. And there are places that offer the sublime experience of both at the same time. Here’s just a few of them and the reasons why you need to visit – apart from the music.

Havana, Cuba
Havana
Just taking a walk in the streets of Havana can turn into a delightful musical experience. You could stumble upon a Latin jazz or rumba music performer. Or you can hear the sounds of music out of nowhere, like a trail crumb to follow. But apart from the vibrant music scene, you will find plenty of interesting sights and things to do. Not to mention one of the world’s must-try coffees.

Liverpool, England
Liverpool
Home to John, Paul, George and Ringo, Liverpool is one of the music cities in the world on many music lover’s bucket list. Beatlemaniac or not, you will find that a trip to the city offers a fascinating glimpse into the origins of the world-renowned and much-revered English rock band. Beatleweek and all The Beatles-themed attractions aside, Liverpool boasts of beautiful architecture and delightful food scene begging to be explored.

London, England
London
London has long been a musical hub drawing musicians and artists from all around UK and the world. It is also home to numerous music venues including traditional pubs and concert halls where you can catch a great performance at any time. And with all its world-famous sights and attractions, the city offers a travel experience quite no other.

New York City, USA
New York
New York City is brimming with musical attractions. And no visit to the city will leave you untouched by the music scene that forms part of its diverse attractions. From iconic Broadway shows to its many must-see sights and things to do, the city is one place you would not mind getting lost into.