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Top 12 Things to See when Visiting La Sagrada Familia, an Insider’s Guide to Barcelona

Top 12 Things to See when Visiting La Sagrada Familia, an Insider’s Guide to Barcelona

This is my highlights tour to see the most important aspects of the La Sagrada Familia. It’s perfect for those who just want a short introduction to the church or who are on a time crunch!

The Ultimate Insider's Self Guided Tour of Gaudi's Sagrada Familia in Barcelona

The Ultimate Insider's Self Guided Tour of Gaudi's Sagrada Familia in Barcelona

La Sagrada Familia is THE MOST important sight to see when visiting Barcelona. Its history, design and the feeling you get upon stepping inside in unparalleled. The church feels like a summation of what Barcelona is all about and understanding it before visiting or while you tour it is so essential to better enjoying this fantastic monument.

Updated Guide to our Secret Walking Tour of Petrin Hill in Prague

Updated Guide to our Secret Walking Tour of Petrin Hill in Prague

High atop the rooftops of Prague, there is a secret pathway with one of the best views you can find across the entire city. This hidden gem is called ‘Petrin Hill’. Locals like to call it Peaceful Petrin and for good reason. From here you can look out not only across Prague itself but far off to the countryside as well. Compared to the packed streets of Old Town Prague, this park high above is so quiet, and sometimes you’ll be the only one walking its paths.

The Most Instagrammable Places in Washington DC

The Most Instagrammable Places in Washington DC

When I first visited Washington D.C. I thought it would be nothing more than plain white political powerhouses and generic American architecture. Boy was I wrong! I was shocked to see what a beautiful city this was. The central sightseeing portion of this city is extremely walkable so its easy to just wander around from place to place taking snapshots of the bright, bold and brilliant art and architecture which makes Washington such an incredible place to visit.

Self Guided Walking Tour of Salzburg

Self Guided Walking Tour of Salzburg

Salzburg is not only a historical and picturesque, baroque utopia, but it was also the setting for the classic film The Sound of Music. Any place deemed charming enough to be the backdrop for such an extraordinary film is undoubtedly worth your time. Getting the chance to see the actual locations where this quintessential movie was made is a treat for cinema lovers as well as music aficionados.

MET Heavenly Bodies Exhibition: Vatican Collection

MET Heavenly Bodies Exhibition: Vatican Collection

Heavenly Bodies explores "fashion's ongoing engagement with the devotional practices and traditions of Catholicism." The Vatican collection provides a great reference for seeing the modern fashion in the rest of the exhibition.

A Guided Tour of St. Vitus Cathedral's Incredible Stained Glass

A Guided Tour of St. Vitus Cathedral's Incredible Stained Glass

St. Vitus Cathedral is one of the most astonishing churches in the world, and as such is filled with some of the most incredible pieces of art from across Europe. The best piece of art can be seen all over the walls. The stained glass windows of St. Vitus Cathedral are some of the most transcendent works of art which blend religious history and powerful human emotion.

A Guide to St. Peter's Abbey and Cemetery, Salzburg

A Guide to St. Peter's Abbey and Cemetery, Salzburg

St. Peter's Abbey and Cemetery is the oldest monastery in the German-speaking world and truly a place where time seems to stand still. Although the abbey itself is stunning, the most notable part of the church is its cemetery.

24 Hours In Salzburg, Austria

24 Hours In Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg is not only a historical and picturesque, baroque utopia, but it was also the setting for the classic film The Sound of Music. Any place deemed charming enough to be the backdrop for such an extraordinary film is undoubtedly worth your time. Getting the chance to see the actual locations where this quintessential movie was made is a treat for cinema lovers as well as music aficionados. 

A Guide to the Prague Klementium

A Guide to the Prague Klementium

Prague has some of the most beautiful libraries in the world, and although most of them are off-limits to the public, there are tours during certain times of the day which allow bibliophiles to soak up all the history and literary treasures that lie inside these old buildings.

Exploring Dresden Frauenkirche

Exploring Dresden Frauenkirche

The Dresden Frauenkirche or Church of Our Lady in one of the grandest buildings in all of Europe, but it is its destruction, and reconstruction is to me, what makes this church stand out. The interior and overall design aren't in my top ten but the story behind, literally, every stone, is one I will never forget.

Guide to the Dresden Cathedral

Guide to the Dresden Cathedral


This building was always critical to the Catholic people of Dresden. After Augustus the II converted to the Protestant church, his son, seeing that the large Catholic population of his country needed a place of prayer, commission the construction of this church in 1738. Although like the rest of Dresden, the building was almost destroyed in WWII, the valuables such as the organ and altar pieces were saved and reintroduced into the restored church to bring together the original and restored church. The new church is built to the specs of the original using photography and first-hand experience to get all the details just right.

A Guide to Prague's Little Quarter, Malá Strana

A Guide to Prague's Little Quarter, Malá Strana

Malá Strana, or "Little Quarter" in Czech, is the large area of town situated on the hills below Prague Castle. In the middle ages, the city was divided into two halves, separated by the river and the Charles Bridge. King Ottokar II of Bohemia founded Malá Strana in 1257. The right side of town was the centre of the bourgeois, native Czech population. 

Self Guided Walk Along Petrin Hill, Prague

Self Guided Walk Along Petrin Hill, Prague

The walk takes about 30 minutes; it's a bit steep but walking through the woods and trees as you climb is a pleasantly quiet experience. We chose to walk down the hill and very much could see the appeal of wanting to take the stroll up and avoid the lines for the funicular. But it was rather rainy, and we figured it would be best to go with the funicular option. 

Guide to Visiting St. Mungo's Cathedral, Glasgow

Guide to Visiting St. Mungo's Cathedral, Glasgow

The Cathedral of St. Mungo was one of the sites I was the most excited to see when we planned our trip to visit Glasgow. Walking up to the church I was blown away by the size. It loomed before me; it’s thick black bricks etched onto the skyline. The Glasgow Cathedral is the best example of medieval architecture in Scotland to have survived mostly intact. 

Visiting St. George's Basilica, Prague

Visiting St. George's Basilica, Prague

Inside Prague Castle, you’ll find one of the oldest buildings in Prague: St. George's Basilica. The 17th-century red baroque facade hides behind it, some of the best examples of Romanesque architecture still standing in Prague. 

A Guide to St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague

A Guide to St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague

The crowning jewel of Prague Castle is without a doubt, St. Vitus Cathedral. You might expect the royal residences would be most distinguished buildings in the compound, but here, the church reigns supreme. Upon entering Prague Castle, you can see the awe inspiring Gothic towers of St. Vitus poking their heads out above all the other red roof buildings surrounding it.

Guide to Prague's Old Town Square

Guide to Prague's Old Town Square

One of Prague’s most visited sites is the <b>Old Town Square</b>, in the centre of town. In this one square, you’ll find some of Bohemia’s most famous buildings. There is something here for art lovers, historians and foodies alike. The plaza is over 1.7 hectares large with a sprawling history detailing Prague's gruesome and glorious past. Rotating minstrels still entertain on-lookers, and the square often continues to serve as a place of political protest for locals to give voice to their concerns.
 

Guide to Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul, Prague

Guide to Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul, Prague

The Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul in Prague often makes the top ten list of the "Best Churches in Prague" but rarely make the "Must See Attractions" list. And yet it is by far, one of the most impressive pieces of ecclesiastical Slavic Art Nouveau Architecture in the city.