Samantha Lister from Tripbase.com shares some expert advice on the cultural highlights of Barcelona.
The second largest city in Spain, Barcelona is a cultural gem that has much to offer you if you venture there on a short break or a longer holiday. One of the first things that will strike you about Barcelona is its magnificent architecture. The city boasts numerous artistic influences across many historical periods, including Gaudi and Picasso.
If you had the opportunity to meet your favorite past cultural figure who would it be? And would you actually ever get that chance? Well, at Madame Tussaud’s you do! Meet your favorite cultural figures such as Albert Eintein, Mona Lisa, Pablo Picasso and of course, Madame Tussaud herself. This 18th century lady is known as the infamous wax sculpture artist and of course the founder of this great museum, admired not only in Amsterdam but also London, Shanghai, Las Vegas, Washington D.C., Hong Kong and New York.
Love Art: National Gallery is a 209 MB free application offered by the London National Gallery.
250 paintings and around 200 minutes of audio and video comments.
A must-have application for your iPhone if your are visiting London.
More info on National Gallery website: http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/news/iphone-app
13 new sites have been added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List:
- The Wadden Sea (Germany / The Netherlands)
- The Dolomites (Italy)
- Stoclet House (Belgium)
- Mount Wutai (China)
- Shushtar, Historical Hydraulic System (Iran)
- Sulamain-Too Sacred Mountain (Kyrgyzstan)
- The Sacred City of Caral-Supe (Peru)
- The Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty (Republic of Korea)
- The Tower of Hercules (Spain)
- La Chaux-de-Fonds / Le Locle watchmaking town-planning (Switzerland)
- Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal (United Kingdom)
- The Great Saltworks of Salins-les-Bains (France)
- Levoča (in Slovakia)