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Stockholm – Where to go

Stockholm, Sweden capital is the city that have a lot of attractions for turists. Number one of the places you have to visit is famous Vasa Museum or “Vasamuseet” in swedish. Just take into account that the Vasa Museum will be closed for reconstruction between 18 March and 30 April. On Wednesday 1 May it will open again to reveal a reconstructed and expanded museum.

King Carl XVI Gustaf inaugurated the museum on 15 June 1990 and since that it becomes one of the most populat museum in Sweden. It’s adress is Galärvarvsvägen 14. You can reach the museum by taking bus line 47 or 69 from Central Station in Stockholm or by using the Djurgarden ferry. There is a parking area there. Opening hours are 8:30 am – 6 pm. September 1 – May 31 opening hours are 10 am – 5 pm (during this time, it is open on Wednesdays 10 am – 8 pm.) Also you may get admission discounts with the Stockholm City Card.

Also Stockholm Palace is great for visit. The Royal Palace of Stockholm provides the global city with a crown jewel landmark. It’s location is prime, right in the heart of Gamla Stan (the old town). It was built from 1697 to 1760, the impressive main facade is one of the most familiar symbols in Sweden. Incredibly, the home of the Swedish royal family has more than 600 rooms.

Stockholm City Hall is a popular tourist attraction for the architecture, a beautiful example of Nordic National Romantic style.It is placed on the idyllic Lake Malaren’s Kungsholmen island is idyllic.

Stockholm’s Great Church, or Storkyrkan, is a perfect example of the city’s and indeed Sweden’s unique architectural legacy. It was built in Brick Gothic style, the Gamla Stan 13th century landmark sits next to the Royal Palace, amid some of the best points of interest in Stockholm.

The national treasure, Swedish Museum of Natural History which takes you back to the early 18th century. Together with a Gothenburg equivalent, the Stockholm facility is a veritable history lesson on Sweden and Nordic Europe and features a planetarium and IMAX cinema.

Nordiska Museet is focused on the sociology and ethnography of Sweden, the Nordic Museum is where visitors go to complete their formal education on the vast cultural landscape of the country. On the central island of Djurgarden, the magnificent museum is well worth a few hours of your time.

The Skogskyrkogarden is as much a treasure trove of architecture and native design that blends seamlessly with the natural environment as it is a cemetery.

Riddarholmen Church is one of the most senior landmarks in Sweden, the Riddarholmen Church is close to the Royal Palace on the Stockholm island of the same name. With roots in the 13th century, the Riddarholmen’s unmistakable grand cast iron spire was built much later, in the 19th century.

Drottningholm Palace is a private residence of the Swedish monarchy is a beautiful palace on the island of Lovon on the periphery of Stockholm proper. Built in the 16th century, Drottningholm Palace is actually one of several private homes of the royal family but perhaps the most popular with visitors. The grand estate and gardens combine to form a notable UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Barcelona, one of the places most visited this summer

According to the European Agency of Tourism, Barcelona is going to be one of the European capitals most visited this summer 2013. It’s a perfect city where spending one or two weeks. It has a little bit of all: culture, sports, sun, beach… In fact, the tourists that visit this city along the year are counted by millions.

Over all, the tourists that come from eastern countries, like Japan, are the majority of the foreigner tourists that decide to visit this wonderful city. Barcelona has a lot of places to visit. If you don’t know them, we show us here some of them:

The Holy Family (La Sagrada Familia)

Probably, this is the most famous monument in the city. The Holy Family is the name of the Barcelona’s cathedral. It’s not finished yet, but it’s possible to enjoy already of this towering and awesome structure. It has a modernist style, and its colour combination is just fascinating. It’s believed that this cathedral will be completely finished on 2023. So, we have to wait to see its whole beauty.

Camp Nou

If you are a football lover, for sure that you know the Football Club Barcelona’s stadium. Its name is Camp Nou, in catalan language, what it means something like “New Stadium” or “New Pitch”. It takes this name due to it isn’t the original stadium, which was in another place of the city. Camp Nou is the biggest stadium in Europe, with capacity for almost 100.000 people. Seeing a football match there is a wonderful experience.

Güel Park (Parque Güel)

This park is a creation of Antoni Gaudi, one of the most important architects in Spain. He died last century, but his work is still so alive, mostly in Barcelona. He is the responsible of the Holy Family and the Milá House, for example, among other more important buildings. The Güel Park is an original park in the middle of the city, created in the same style of the other creations of Gaudi; it means, colour and original shapes. It’s a perfect place for couples and for spending a day with your family.

This is a short summary of some things that you can see in this amazing Mediterranean city. But, likely what you are going to love most is the environment around the city: a lot of young people, art and culture are present in each square, street, pub or restaurant. We advise you insert in any search engine words like Apartments Barcelona and compare every chance that you have to travel to this spectacular city.

Where to go January-Ferbruary

I love summer, I love hot! How to outlive this endless winter? There are many ways, you’re right. And a splendid trip to ome of sunny beaches is the best solution now. Happy vacation depends on weather very much. Weather can turn your travel into the paradise or ruin it to the hopeless situation. The weather is an important factor everyone should take it into account, that’s it.

So, where to go during January-Ferbruary to get basking in the sun, but not being out in the rain? Of course, there are many destinations you can choose to get sunny days, warm breezes and sweet sea there. For instance you can take the Canaries, where is lovely weather right now, it’s quite nice for walking around in t-shirts, but not too hot as in summer.

You can choose any Caribbean or South America place which are the most suted for visiting during from the end of January, through February and April, the weather and water are warm there, and seas calm.

However if you bother having this endless winter you have do break out of it, to get warm days even if through three-day weekend spending them in more favourable area.