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Extended Travel: Figueres, Spain

Salvador Dali

  The small town of Figueres is famous for one reason, but oh what a reason. Figueres is not only where renowned surrealist painter and artistic innovator Salvador Dalí was born, it is also where he, along with the town’s mayor, decided to build a museum dedicated to his work and where eventually, he was buried. In fact, if you ... Read More »

Spotlight On…San Antonio de La Florida, Madrid

Miracles of St. Anthony of Padua

  In 1792, King Carlos IV of Spain ordered the building of a royal chapel in central Madrid for Saint Anthony of de La Florida. He then commissioned his favorite painter, Goya, to paint the frescos within the chapter depicting the miracles of Saint Anthony of Padua.   It took Goya only four months to complete the frescos, despite suffering ... Read More »

Museyon’s Guide to…Benicàssim

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From July 15th – 18th, the Festival Internacional de Benicàssim will be taking over the small, seaside resort town of Benicàssim near Valencia in Spain. Having first come to Benicàssim in 1995 with a few thousand people, the festival has since grown to host over 50,000 people per day and spread its grounds throughout the town. What makes Benicàssim distinct ... Read More »

Extended Travel: Zaragoza, Spain

Museo de Zaragoza

  An hour and a half from Madrid, the capital of Spain, lays another capital, Zaragoza. Zaragoza, the 5th largest city in Spain, is the former capital of the Kingdom of Aragon, the kingdom that spawned modern Espana. Read More »

Museyon’s Guide to…Primavera Sound

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Now in its tenth year, The Primavera Sound Festival is one of the most enduring and beautifully set of the European Summer fests. And over the course of its ten years, the festival has only grown, from 8,000 tickets sold in its first year to over 74,000 in 2009.   The Primavera Sound Festival takes place May 27th to the ... Read More »

2 Days In: Cadaqués, Spain

Streets of Cadaques

Situated two and a half hours from Barcelona on the famed Costa Brava, is the strange and beautiful town of Cadaques. Nestled into a bay, this sleepy fishing village is home to only a couple of thousand residents but because of its peacefulness and clear ocean waters, will on Summer weekends hold ten times that in tourists. There are only ... Read More »

2 Days In: Burgos, Spain

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So, you’ve seen all the Goya paintings that Madrid has to offer, eaten as much jamon as humanly possible at El Museo del Jamon and want to get away for the weekend. Where do you go? Our suggestion is head north to the former capital of Spain and home of El Cid, Burgos. Read More »

Art + Travel + WALL-E

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  The 2008 Disney film WALL-E became an instant classic with it’s incredible computer animation and tender story of a heroic robot. During the closing credits of the movie, art history buffs were treated to a special surprise, a historical time-line of the world’s art with WALL-E and friends incorporated as the main feature. The credits are a smorgasbord of ... Read More »

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